Posted December 14, 2019 12:20:00Why do some auto parts still work and others don’t?
There’s a lot of controversy over how old auto parts are manufactured, with some manufacturers refusing to change their production methods to meet new requirements.
But what if you want to make your own car parts, but can’t get the parts you need?
Well, you can.
It’s been that way for decades.
The industry was largely run by the Ford Motor Company and General Motors before it was bought out by Chrysler in 2011.
Ford is the largest producer of cars, but many other parts suppliers like Schneider and Smith are also major players.
Auto parts have been making headlines for years with their ability to survive and even thrive in a changing world.
“The old days are coming back,” said Matt Stuckey, senior vice president at the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA).
“There are new technology companies that are trying to find a niche in the market that makes the car more fun to drive, less costly to repair and more reliable.”
And the old days of production are coming out.
“Mr Stucker said the old manufacturing methods were still in use, and the industry needed to adapt to those changes.”
There’s always been the need for some sort of a cost-saving strategy,” he said.”
We have seen that as a cost reduction in the production process.
“So the problem is, if you can’t make it cheap enough, you’re going to have to make it more expensive, and that’s going to affect the quality of the product.”
In 2016, the APMA released its report ‘The Future of Auto Parts’, which looked at the current state of the auto industry.
It found the old methods are still used to make parts, and while the industry is improving, the old way of making parts is being phased out and replaced with a modern process.
The APMA’s report said the industry was looking at reducing costs, and using automation to help the process.APMA chief executive Mike DeBartolo said the world had changed.
“Automation is not going to be able to do it all for us in the future,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.
“But it will be able do a lot to make the parts that we have.”
He said automation could help the industry make more of the products that consumers wanted, and could help manufacturers compete against each other.
But Mr Stuckeys point is that manufacturers will still need to adapt.
“If you don’t change your production processes, then you are going to find that things like the welds that are made on the car, or the brake pads that are on the brake system, are going be less reliable, less dependable and less durable,” he added.
He said the new technologies were making it more cost-effective to make auto parts.
“It’s not that we’re not going take the risk of doing something new, it’s just that the cost is going to come out of the manufacturing process,” Mr Stockeys said.
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