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Ford case study: Industry 4.0 can improve safety

Graham Immerman
March 14, 2019

If you ask a manufacturing company what their top priorities are, employee safety and overall efficiency will inevitably come up. 

Industry 4.0 is a way to get both. 

Manufacturing Global reported, "The automotive giant has recently unveiled the world’s first fully automated hot-forming process for auto parts, which it says will enable its all-new Ford Focus cars to become safer than ever before."

This is helping the cars become safer, the employees safer on the floor, and establishing Ford as an Industry 4.0 leader. Click the link for more details on the hot forming process!

Putting safety first through digital transformation at FordSource: http://www.manufacturingglobal.com

Cutting-edge technology Having originally joined Ford in 2001 as Technical Specialist of advanced materials and sheet metal forming, Hallfeldt has progressed through roles such as a Supervisor Stamping and Car Line Launch Leader before becoming Launch Leader of Hot Forming in 2015.SEE ALSO: However, Hallfeldt reflects on the challenges Ford faced when developing the hot forming technology and believes the timing is right to implement the new innovation.Read More

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