Companies in this industry manufacture automobile parts, including transmission and power train components, engines and engine parts, body parts and trim, electronics, braking systems, and steering and suspension components.

Engineering and quality assurance are important in the manufacturing process, both for producing parts to the specifications required by the customer, and for achieving cost efficiencies.  

Industrial engineering computer systems are extensively used for designing parts and for process control and inventory management.  Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a key area of R&D focus in the automotive industry.  

Automotive Engineering Whitepapers

Spot Welding Auto Chassis Using the Tolomatic GSWA ServoWeld® Actuator

An automotive plant was using a servo actuator with a reverse parallel style motor mount on their RSW chassis to perform spot welding. The actuator/chassis combination resulted in a large footprint and heavy overall weight. The customer wanted a lighter weight and smaller actuator/chassis combination.

Maxon Drive Systems for Aircap System

Part of the luxury and joy behind owning a convertible, is being able to drive the open road with the top down. The AIRCAP® system offered by Mercedes-Benz in their E-class convertible allows for a pleasurable experience when taking advantage of pristine weather conditions. The AIRCAP® is an automatic draft stop that can be activated at the push of a button. It greatly reduces interior turbulence and provides a more comfortable experience for drive and passenger alike. Inside this system is a maxon drive system for Aircap systems.