Years ago, the concept of developing 2D prints was developed. And yet it seems as though it has been years since the arrival of 3D printing as well. The engineering customer must relish the prospect of what new technologies his engineered products company will be introducing to him next. For the time being, developed 2D and 3D models, along with drawn up engineering specifications, are being utilized effectively to build new mechanical components.
These components can then be shipped to all corners of the globe from distribution centers and factories mainly located in Asia. The engineered products company handles both manufacturing and logistics. Engineering support and quality control work is also given to the industrial customer. But only once source for all mechanical requirements will be provided by a single company. Numerous processes and parts are being developed, fabricated and manufactured, amongst which include automotive casts and rubberized parts.
Other design and engineering processes in the works include automotive forging, manufacturing parts from bar stocks and metal injection molding (MIM). You may not always be observant enough to see these but they are all there on most cars and trucks. Regarding engineering requirements for the development of components and assemblies, the bar has been raised to Tier one and Tier two. Automotive factories fall in line with the standards set by the IATF.
The location and dependence on Asian factories for manufacturing and distribution has the advantage of favorable rates of exchange for the centrally-located industrialist. Tooling for the purposes of production and building prototypes can always be competitively priced. Regarding the automotive works, numerous examples of finished products prevail. These will include assemblies, closure systems and hinge components for doors.
They will also include firewall seals, wiper arms, cap-less fuel doors and fob housings.