The future of the automotive industry is based on quality research and development, optimised with innovative and cutting-edge precision engineering. Precision engineering has played a vital role in the growth of the global automotive industry. Vehicle manufacturers look to the precision engineering sector for innovative, modern and low-weight components in order to develop more advanced and fuel-efficient products.
1913 saw the development of the moving assembly line by Henry Ford, car production increased from one every 12 hours to one every one and a half hours. It was this revolutionary step in production techniques that started the mass production of vehicles and led to the automotive industry fast becoming one of the most important leading global economies.
Automation was necessary to increase productivity, but that could only go so far. With the increasing demands to both lower costs and increase competitiveness within the automotive industry, precision engineering became the star player.
Accuracy is how close a measurement or quantity is to the actual quantity or value. For example, if the internal diameter of a self-locking axle nut is 28mm then the accuracy of the manufacturing process is how close to 28mm is the internal diameter of every self-locking axle nut produced. If the process is 99.5% accurate, it means that 99.5% of all self-locking axle nuts will have an internal diameter of exactly 28mm and 0.05% will either be smaller or larger than this value.
Precision refers to how often a measurement or quantity is achieved, under the same conditions. By definition, a measurement does not have to be accurate – but it can be precise! If 99.5% of the self-locking axle nuts have an internal diameter of 27.4mm instead of 28mm, then the process is very precise but not very accurate.
Precision engineered products must be both accurate and precise. To achieve this level of quality within the automotive industry manufacturers are increasingly reliant upon a number of factors:
• Investing in the latest manufacturing technology
• Create new and innovative products,
• Be cost-effective, and deliver value
• Have proven quality control processes in place
• Provide customer satisfaction
• Provide manufacturing solutions that exceed industry standards.
The future of the automotive industry is based on quality research and development, optimised with innovative and cutting-edge precision engineering. Companies in the automotive industry are distinguished by their high technological skill and innovation. After all, they have to survive in a dynamic market characterised by constant structural and technological change. The issue of climate change, in particular, is pushing automobile manufacturers to constantly improve the environmental compatibility and carbon efficiency of their vehicles and to develop alternative engine types.
At Amdale, we pride ourselves on our commitment to offering up-to-date manufacturing techniques that are fast, efficient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective for our customers so that we can continually exceed our customer expectations. We have already worked on a number of projects for electric and hybrid cars and commercial vehicles and plan to expand upon this importnant and growing sector.