While change is nothing new in the automotive industry,
the pace of it is. In an increasingly technological world,
consumers are accustomed to short lifecycle products,
such as mobile phones and computers.
Manufacturers that aspire to edge out the competition and be the first to give customers what they want are under pressure to shrink their multi-year new product development process. As automobile manufacturers transform their vehicles to meet the swiftly changing demands of the global marketplace, complex assembly-line layouts need to be safely and efficiently retooled.
Every minute a plant is shut down for maintenance and retooling costs money.
The introduction of any new equipment must fit precisely and work seamlessly with other systems.
Despite the increased frequency of retooling, safety and quality standards cannot be compromised.
To minimize production schedule delays and keep production
lines running smoothly, engineers and designers must have
accurate as-is assembly-line data at their fingertips.
Leica Geosystems' 3D laser scanning hardware and software are the trusted solutions for capturing detailed, precise digital data (point clouds) for efficient automotive plant maintenance and retooling. Leica laser scanners enable facilities to be documented safely, quickly, cost-effectively and accurately while substantially reducing downtime.
Virtually bring the production line to your desktop to visualize and optimize new designs before fabrication and installation
Quickly and easily incorporate new designs into the line while minimizing safety risks and shutdown time
Capture accurate and comprehensive data with highly efficient workflows that lead to better production line designs
Leica Geosystems' 3D laser scanners are the industry standard for accurately and efficiently recording digital data (point clouds) of plants and facilities. It's an easy, quick way to gather precise as-is information safely and cost effectively.
Using Leica's High Definition Scanning (HDS) software suite – Cyclone, CloudWorx, and TruView – you can stitch individual point clouds together to create a complete picture, virtually visit a facility or structure, sort throught the data, evaluate it and use it to communicate globally.
In this white paper, learn how an experienced automotive
industry consultant evaluated the options for capturing
real-world as-built conditions and how he made the business
case to establish 3D laser scanning as a standard across 28
automotive assembly plants in North America and eventually
around the world.