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Emerald’s Manufacturing Engineering group has expertise in body construction and vehicle assembly processes, specialising in low-volume, fast-to-market solutions at affordable investment levels.

The team delivers the following services to the overall project team:

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  • DFA (Design for Assembly) support to the Engineering teams
  • High-level sequence of build
  • Advanced process planning – part by part
  • Process planning documentation (EAD or client format)
  • Virtual builds and simulation of challenging build conditions
  • Tooling and equipment specification
  • Tooling and equipment supplier selection based on extensive knowledge of the supply chain
  • Hours per car generation & reduction
  • Facility & factory planning and layout development
  • Advanced quality planning in partnership with the Dimensional Management group
  • Product EOL testing strategy
  • Product launch planning & support, including operator training

The Manufacturing Engineering team works with the design teams to ensure a smooth transition from concept to production in the shortest possible time.

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The Emerald team can adapt unique production process solutions to match the specific requirements of highly demanding projects.

 

Highlights

  • Complete body construction and vehicle assembly process definition for the TX
  • Delivery of complete manufacturing facility for TX
  • Delivery of in-plant build of LCV prototypes
  • Initial process for production integration of LCV into the TX facility
  • Concept process to support facility planning for 35DV