Transitioning Powertrain Parts to the Aftermarket
When a carmaker introduces a new vehicle, it stops making repair parts for the previous model. But as the service lives of vehicles lengthens, it becomes more difficult for the automaker and its suppliers to know how many repair parts to stockpile.
Ricardo Strategic Consulting helps manufacturers meet the challenges and find solutions regarding this growing issue.
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For the right parts, or families of parts, an automated CNC turning cell is simply the least expensive way to produce high-quality parts. Here’s why.
Topology optimization cuts part development time and costs, material consumption, and product weight. And it works with additive, subtractive, and all other types of manufacturing processes, too.
Although the term “continuous improvement” is generally associated with another company, Honda is certainly pursuing that approach, as is evidenced by the Accord, which is now in its ninth generation.