Volvo Trucks Slashes Manufacturing Tool Production Time by More Than 94% While Increasing Plant Efficiency With Stratasys 3D Printing
Turnaround time of certain assembly line manufacturing tools reduced from 36 days to two days, using a Stratasys Fortus 3D Production System Truck engine production plant achieves tooling cost reductions, while improving versatility and reactivity
March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), a global leader of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, has announced that Volvo Trucks is dramatically decreasing turnaround times of assembly line manufacturing tools by more than 94% since incorporating Stratasys additive manufacturing technology at its engine production facility in Lyon, France.
Dearborn, MI - Ford's assembly plant F-150 SVT Raptor - its 6.2-liter V8 engine assembly screwed together.
Assembly of Raptor is done some 1,000 employees in about 20 hours of assembly time.
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The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) assembly facility in Saltillo, Mexico, is employing a radio frequency identification system provided by PINC Solutions to know exactly where within its yard each trailer loaded with specific materials and components is located. Then the company can direct yard-truck drivers to the specific location where the parts to be delivered, thereby saving time that the staff previously spent driving around the yard locating the vehicle. The facility includes a 200,000-square-foot logistics center and an 875,000-square-foot plant that produces 30,000 Freightliner Cascadia model Class 8 trucks annually.
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