Thank you, Henry Ford!

Published On: December 7th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

All engineers are problem solvers and continually improving things. This past week we celebrated one of the big engineering feats of the 20th century.

All of us, mechanical, electrical, manufacturing, quality, etc. owe it to Henry Ford to making life that much more, organized.

It was December 1, 1913 that Henry Ford Introduced the moving assembly line*. Ford’s idea for the perfect assembly line included placing the tools and workers in order so each part traveled the least possible distance.

Granted, he got the idea by seeing processing lines at a slaughterhouse. He also built upon ideas already started at another car company. He also drew upon other advisors and experienced workers to ultimately refine his idea.

In the end, he fathered the assembly idea that revolutionized how products went together. With the new system, the time to build the Model T went from 12 hours to 93 minutes.

Breaking barriers is what engineering is all about. We here at PlastiCert recognize that the road less traveled can be more difficult, but it can be more rewarding. We have had parts experts remark that what we had done was groundbreaking in difficulty on a new composite resin.

Have a complex design that leans toward injection molding but not sure if it can be done? Give us a call. We love those kinds of conversations.

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