Why Risk Poor Precision Metal Stamping Quality? Automotive Industry Averts Risk With APQP

Precision metal stampings are a critical component of so many products. Automotive components, medical devices, electronic parts – all contain metal stampings. For the part or the device to function properly, the stamping needs to be free of defects and of perfect quality.We continue our metal stamping quality article series with a discussion on APQP.Automotive industry refuses to take chances with precision metal stamping quality.Poor quality is not an option with the automotive industry. That’s why the ‘Big Three’ (Ford, GM, and Chrysler) created Advanced Product Quality Planning, better known as APQP.So what is APQP? Technically, “it’s a guide in the development process and also a standard way to share results between suppliers and automotive companies.” More simply put, it’s a way of making sure the automotive companies are involved in every step of the development and launch process with their suppliers – to ensure nothing goes wrong. Why? Ultimately, to ensure the ‘Big Three’s’ customers are satisfied with their automobiles.APQP is typically deployed in 5 concurrent and collaborative phases:Plan and Define Program
Product Design and Development
Process Design and Development
Product and Process Validation
Launch, Feedback, Assessment, and Corrective ActionSome of the questions that can be addressed through the APQP process are:Can the product/process be error proofed?
Can the product/process achieve a higher level of capability through tolerance design and/or process variation reduction?
What controls must be developed to ensure that defects cannot reach a customer?The APQP process actually monitors 23 topics before production is even started. Topics like design robustness, design testing, quality inspection standards, product packaging, and more.Metal stamping companies need to be prepared.There are a lot of suppliers wanting automotive business. Automotive manufacturers and the companies that represent them can demand that their suppliers abide by APQP processes.And that requirement certainly applies to metal stamping companies as well. Automotive suppliers need to ensure the metal stamping companies they do business with are committed to APQP and should insist they:Establish and continually monitor company-wide APQP processes
Utilize APQP tools such as Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) to ensure quality
Utilize advanced technology to verify stamping quality, thicknesses, and dimensions (sensors and gauges)
Implement sophisticated quality control plans and tools to ensure consistency and zero defect parts (i.e. Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Adhere to the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)With these controls in place, metal stamping companies can do their part to ensure the automotive manufacturers achieve their ultimate goal of customer satisfaction.Want to know more about APQP?For comprehensive details on the APQP process, refer to the AIAG APQP Manual available through AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group).

Self-Employed Opportunities

In today’s world, locating a job or being employed is now extremely tough because of the economic recession. Due to this economic down-turn, everybody is now shifting their interests toward self-employed jobs.Economic decline is not the only reason why people search for self-employed jobs. If you aren’t satisfied with the monthly salary that you’re earning from your current job, researching self-employed jobs would be a good decision. This is an extra income source that will assist you to meet your everyday needs as well as any extra expenses.Some other reasons that men and women prefer being self-employed include avoiding being fired because of their organization merging with a new company. Also if you’re disabled and you don’t have the ability to work at an office you may look for another job.A number of the self-employed jobs include personal selling whereby you give away free goods and convince people to purchase them. You can do this kind of selling in your spare time especially on the weekends. Product manufacturers are invariably willing to compensate people who’re efficient, hardworking, and have good skills and wisdom about selling a product.Selling products on the web is also another way of earning an additional source of income. For example, you may have products in your house that you just don’t need but other folks could be willing to buy them. These goods can include old electronic equipment, toys, mobile devices, used clothes and shoes plus many more. You might want to sell all these on auction websites like eBay.Freelance writing is an additional way to earn an income. You can be a full or part-time writer which is usually determined by your daily schedule. Writing is extremely flexible as you select how long you need to work in a day and how much cash you want to make. You also have the choice to decide on which job is at your writing level and interest. For those who have perfect grammar, excellent spelling skills and good English, freelance writing might be for you.Babysitting is also another example of a self-employed job. You can choose to watch over a couple of children at the comfort of your own home by starting a little childcare business. You can opt to employ a nanny if you are not able to baby sit the kids at all times or if you have another part-time job. This is always a satisfying choice for moms.Self-employment occupations have several benefits that include: determining the amount of money you wish to earn, no teaching costs incurred since you’re able to train yourself. The hours will always be flexible as you decide how much time you want to work. Finally, the convenience of working from home as an alternative to having to go to the office is appealing to some.Many of the drawbacks include: sometimes it gets lonely as you have no-one to bond with thus bringing on boredom. There won’t be any insurance benefits like health, dental or vision. As a final point you will need to self-motivate to function if you want to be successful.

A New Era Of Electric Vehicle Market In The Coming Years

The electric vehicle market collectively accounted for 1043k units in 2016 and is anticipated to incline to 285188K units by 2030. The governments of various countries are very focused on pushing up EV sales to reduce the pollution level and thereby the global warming. With manufacturers rolling out new models and charging infrastructure picking up speed. The market is anticipated to witness immense growth during the forecast period.
In the Report “Electric Vehicle Market: By Types (BEV, HEV, PHEV); By Modules (Body & Chassis, Powertrain, Infotainment, Safety & Security); By Geography (Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, RoW) – Forecast (2018 to 2023)”, published by IndustryARC, the market will be driven by development and advanced batteries in the coming decades.Electrification is the most viable way to achieve clean and efficient transportation that is crucial to the sustainable development of the whole world. The present division of year says, the electric vehicle technology including hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will dominate the clean vehicle market. Asia-Pacific Dominates with Major Growth in the Electric Vehicle Market Geographically, the Electric vehicle market is present in regions of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and rest of the world. The new plea of cars has increased by 70% from 2016. In 2016, over 550,000 vehicles were adopted globally which include both battery electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid vehicle. Research say China is expected to extend its industry leadership by making gains across all dimensions of the supply side EVs, including current projected production of EVs and their components. Overall, Germany and United States of America also perform well in the industry, with number of major changes in EV production. These countries saw slight fall of market, due to electric motor production because of China’s expansion. Sales Analysis Done in Full Report: The higher capacity batteries sales has increased. It is noticed that direct re-use is always cheaper than batteries under similar productivity environment. The PHEV is mapping towards sale and expected to come up with best price deal. The pricing concept gives you an idea about the estimation price of the present market, as the advancement in electric motor transmission batteries are under major development. The expansion and product launch will elucidate establishment cost and electric automobiles to sustain for longer period of time. Selected Type and Application Analysis Done in the Full Report: The uptake of EVs is the result of several factors, including strong technological progress, cost reductions and policy support, including purchase incentives, driving and parking access advantages, and increased public charging infrastructure availability. The BEVs dominated the sales over the hybrid cars in most countries until 2015. But, the plug-in vehicle (PHEV) sales have grown rapidly in the past two years and as of now the PHEVs market is nearly equal to BEV sales worldwide. PHEVs have a considerable range of advantages due to its ongoing battery performance improvements and making feasible in cost reduction driving to achieve maximum share in the marketplace. Excerpts on Market Growth Factors After the diesel emission scandal, in the city of California,$44 million investment was made by Electrify America to bring hundreds of electric vehicles to the city. The project includes 260 electric vehicles. The vehicles can locate nearby cars with an app and drive them anywhere within a 13 square mile radius. The vehicles will be available in early 2019.
ISRO announced to start its major project on lithium-ion cell technology to bring the adoption of non-exclusive basis for usage in automobiles. This initiative will accelerate the development of indigenous electric vehicle industry.
The growing adoption of electric cars is creating new opportunity for Volkswagen. It says that quantum computing technology could help to build customized batteries, with a chemical blueprint that will speed up development and production of electric vehicles batteries. This will build a specialized and customized car battery for future green cars.To access / purchase the full report browse the link belowhttps://industryarc.com/pdfdownload.php?id=18508 Key players of the Electric Vehicle Market At present, progress is the key strategy that drives the market, accounting for around 44% of total strategies adopted by key players. The major players profiled in this report include Tesla, BMW Group, Nissan Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, Volkswagen AG, General Motors, Dailmer AG, and Energica Motor Company S.P.A. These are the leading market players focusing to expand their business operations in emerging countries. Among all the continents APAC is the emerging region where investors are more focusing on to introduce innovative solutions. Some of the well footholds EVs Cars in the present market are Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, Mitsubishi iMiEV, Ford Focus EV; these are BEV available models. BMW i3 REX, BMW i8, Cadillac ELR, Ford Fusion Energi, Ford Cmax Energi, Toyota Prius Plugin and others are the PHEV available type models. Audi Q5 Hybris, Acura ILX hybrid, Cadillac escalade Hybris, BMW Active Hybrid 3 and other are HEV available type models.Browse full report:
https://industryarc.com/Report/18508/electric-vehicle-market-research-report-analysis.html What can you expect from the report?
The Electric Vehicle Market Report is prepared with the main agenda to cover the following 20 points:1. Market Size by Product Categories & Application 11. Demand Analysis (Revenue & Volume)
2. Market trends & Relevant Market Data 12. Country level Analysis
3. Manufacturer Landscape 13. Competitor Analysis
4. Distributor Landscape 14. Market Shares Analysis
5. Pricing Analysis 15. Value Chain Analysis
6. Top 10 End user Analysis 16. Supply Chain Analysis
7. Product Benchmarking 17. Strategic Analysis
8. Product Developments 18. Current & Future Market Landscape Analysis
9. Mergers & Acquisition Analysis 19. Opportunity Analysis
10. Patent Analysis 20. Revenue and Volume AnalysisAny other custom requirements can be discussed with our team, drop an e-mail to discuss more about our consulting services.To request for a proposal, provide your details in the below link:Media Contact:
Mr. Venkat Reddy
Sales Manager
Email 1: [email protected]
Contact Sales: +1-614-588-8538 (Ext-101)