AUTO MANUFACTURING

Auto manufacturing is a complex, multi-step process. Not only is the auto manufacturing process interesting, it also helps fuel the world's economy. In this section you'll find articles all about auto manufacturing.
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5 Myths About Henry Ford

Henry Ford didn't just build cars — he totally revolutionized the process, inventing new systems and methods that are still in use today. But is everything you've heard about the man accurate?

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  • How Auto Transport Works

    How Auto Transport Works

    Have you ever wondered how cars get from the production plant to your local dealership? Believe it or not, there's an entire industry devoted to getting them there. See more »

  • How Automotive Fine-Tuning Works

    How Automotive Fine-Tuning Works

    If you've ever driven a brand new car, then you may have noticed how smoothly it runs and how everything is in working order. But how are vehicles fine-tuned to give you that new car experience? See more »

  • How Automotive Finishing Works

    How Automotive Finishing Works

    Automotive paint finishes do more than boost aesthetics; they also protect the rest of the car. What goes into applying a vehicle's finish before it gets to you? See more »

  • How Automotive Metal Cutting Works

    How Automotive Metal Cutting Works

    The metal cutting tools and techniques used by automakers require both precision and speed. But how do auto manufacturers maintain that balance? And what are the tools (and tricks) of the trade? See more »

  • How Automotive Metal Forming Works

    How Automotive Metal Forming Works

    Man's ability to form metal into useful shapes dates back thousands of years; however, over the last century our metal-forming technologies have dramatically improved. Modern cars are proof of that. See more »

  • How Automotive Production Lines Work

    How Automotive Production Lines Work

    There was a time when all cars were entirely hand-built -- assembled one at a time until each one was complete and then it was on to the next one. Automotive production lines changed that forever. See more »

  • How Automotive Quality Control Works

    How Automotive Quality Control Works

    In the auto industry, the quality control process starts long before the first cars ever roll off the assembly line. In fact, by that point, most of the kinks have already been worked out. See more »

  • Is carbon fiber old news?

    Is carbon fiber old news?

    Carbon fiber is one of the lightest and strongest materials used in auto manufacturing; however, it's expensive and time consuming to produce. Has it already been replaced by something better? See more »

  • Top 5 Latest Auto Manufacturing Trends

    Top 5 Latest Auto Manufacturing Trends

    Henry Ford's Model T factory revolutionized the ways cars were built in the 20th century. What are five of the latest auto manufacturing trends that keep modernizing the industry? See more »

  • Top 5 Materials Used in Auto Manufacturing

    Top 5 Materials Used in Auto Manufacturing

    Several materials have long been used to create some common and unexpected automobile parts, but a few new substances are gaining ground in the industry. Which materials are used the most in auto manufacturing? See more »

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