The “FAST 2025” study by the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) describes a trend towards suppliers within the automotive value-added chain. At the same time, shorter product cycles and an increasing range of models will change the car market, according to the authors. But what these changes mean for the production processes of suppliers and subcontractors can be seen through the example of shaft machining.
Words by Markus Isgro
The production of various component versions must take place on a single system with ever greater flexibility and falling batch sizes. EMAG has unveiled the VTC 100 GT, a customized production solution to meet these requirements on a single machine capable of grinding with aluminum oxide or CBN and the complete final machining of the shaft.Read the rest of this press release on the EMAG dedicated site.