Automotive manufacturing relies on the use of efficient, high-volume processes which guarantee productivity and quality. In practical terms, this can be translated into effective performance-based Body-in-White solutions that deliver speed, precision and the flexibility to handle the growing use of multiple materials.
In an exclusive Comau webinar, Martin Kinsella, Director of Advanced Materials and Process Technologies, discussed the challenges facing the industry as it rapidly moves toward the use of advanced lightweight materials in body and closure systems. He also outlined a flexible manufacturing strategy to cost-effectively accommodate the combination of materials used throughout the vehicle – from aluminium, composites and plastics to hybrid materials.
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This webinar was presented by:
Director of Advanced Materials and Process Technology
Martin Kinsella has over 30 years of experience in the automation industry and has worked for Comau since 1990. With a proven track record in all aspects of engineering and management, his responsibilities have included R&D, simultaneous engineering, Robcad and virtual factory simulation through system launch. In 2012, Martin became Comau’s Director of Advanced Materials and Process Technology, establishing Comau’s Global Centers of Excellence for Advanced Materials. The purpose of his role is to ensure Comau’s longstanding leadership in the application of advanced research and innovation to improve manufacturing processes within mission-critical industries throughout the world. It forms a key part of the company’s strategic approach to future manufacturing. Martin is a member of the American Lightweight Metals Manufacturing Innovation Institute (established by President Obama in February 2014), in addition to the UK Trade and Investment Advanced Engineering Advisory Board.