Factory of the future
The factory of the future is already a reality at
Focus on people.
The modern single-line concept – a typical
But ‘smart’ does not just mean computer-based or robot-controlled. A so-called quality control loop – with employees from all areas relevant to production – ensures that in the event of anomalies, the assembly processes are intervened upon at an early stage, thus avoiding an increased error rate.
Really augmented – really.
The quality of body components is checked quickly and precisely using special optical technology. Each component is completely digitalised and measured three-dimensionally. Up to 16 million points are recorded per scan. In this way, the entire component geometry can be represented in a high-resolution point cloud. In the quality process, deviations of each individual body point from the CAD data can be determined in the shortest possible time. Using the digitised measurement data, the deviations are also precisely visualised in a full-surface 3D representation.
Many things work digitally – but not everything. Physical vehicle models will continue to be necessary in the future in order to finally test and assess the properties of a vehicle and individual components. Only they can provide holistic, realistic impressions. Cubing is a process in which true-to-original models are used that offer extensive testing and analysis options. All production parts are displayed, assembled, tested and harmonised in their original size. The model is fully electronic. For example, side mirrors can be folded in, windows opened and closed, the function of the light or the position of the rear wing can be checked.