Driven by manufacturers' ever increasing drive to enhance efficiency, improve part quality, and reduce costs, fluid dispensing systems have emerged as one of the fastest growing automation devices in the automotive manufacturing industry. Dispensing systems play an integral role in virtually every stage of the automotive assembly process. Specific examples include:
- Bonding rubber to rubber for weather stripping, mirror assemblies, and shock absorbers.
- Marking for pass/fail status, color-coding similar assemblies, and indicating test or process completion.
- Greasing and lubricating springs, tracks, hinges, and hardware, as well as lubricating caliper plungers in brake assemblies.
- Potting and sealing electronics and other components from moisture and other environmental damage.
- Lubricating stock, dies, and rolls in fin-forming applications.
Given its increased role in automotive manufacturing operations, properly managing the costs associated with fluid dispensing has become critical to reducing the overall cost of parts produced. When it comes to selecting a dispensing solution, many manufacturers use initial costs as the primary driver of their purchasing decision. However, yield costs often make up the dominant fraction of total cost of ownership (TCO). This is particularly the case in operations where expensive fluids are needed to bond dissimilar materials or seal exposed parts, as lost yield and downtime associated with an under-performing system can quickly exceed any initial savings.
The purpose of this webinar is to help you (the manufacturing engineer) reduce costs and improve throughput by better understanding yield costs and their importance in production. Other topics that will be discussed include key drivers that influence dispensing yield costs, common challenges faced by process and manufacturing engineers in dispensing operations, and important consideration when specifying a dispensing system.
- Better understand the overall role that yield costs play in achieving the lowest possible cost per part produced.
- Learn about critical factors that contribute to adhesive dispensing yield and associated costs, along with common challenges faced by process and manufacturing engineers in automotive applications.
- Better equip yourself (the manufacturing engineer) to specify the optimal solution when evaluating adhesive dispensing systems for a given application