Do you remember the first part you made and how proud you were of your creation?
Do you still feel the same today when you see your product created on your production line?
Did you know that Henry Ford designed the first moving assembly line back in 1913? This revolutionised the manufacturing processes of his Ford Model T. This assembly line became the benchmark for mass production methods around the world.
In the early days, cars were built one at a time, the cars sat on the ground through the build and mechanics sourced parts and returned to the car to assemble it from the chassis upwards. Each team moved along to the next car and so on. This was not a speedy process, and production levels were low and the price for the team of professional mechanics needed was expensive. This ultimately meant the price of the car was expensive.
What was needed was automation, to be able to create larger quantities in a faster timescale.