By beginning his career in the manufacturing industry learning from his grandfather, Doug Woods, president of AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, has seen major shifts in technology. Lessons he learned from the past are still applicable in finding value in today’s show.
Material and powertrain advancements are the two main drivers changing the auto industry. Consider the implications for manufacturing.
The men and women at Ford Sharonville have turned the art of gear making into a science. They make them precisely. And they make plenty of them.
They needed precision gears of a variety of sizes and configurations, so what did Liebherr do more than 60 years ago? It designed, engineered and built its own gear-making equipment, which became one of its businesses. And yes, it still produces gears for its own requirements.
How do you create products that are cost competitive and of the highest quality? Here are three approaches, one about a car manufacturer putting more emphasis on its capacity, one about a machine producer increasing efficiency through flowing parts, and one about a car maker assuring quality in production.
“Wow." That’s the reaction that Douglas K. Woods, president of AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology, the organizer of IMTS 2012, wants you to have when you leave McCormick Place after your visit to the show.