CNC Automation for the Automotive Industry
Profitable and Flexible CNC Manufacturing in the Automotive Industry
Automating the CNC manufacturing of special automotive industry parts makes production profitable and flexible at the same time. Automation enables high spindle hours and resource utilization, fast and reliable lead times, constant quality, full traceability and proactive production planning for flexibility even when facing sudden changes. Want to know how? Download our CNC automation guide from below!
Fastems is the leading supplier of CNC automation solutions for variable batch manufacturing. We’re an open-integrator with over 40 years and 4000 systems worth of experience – many of them in the automotive industry. We integrate your CNC machines and supportive processes to one highly productive unit operated with our industry-leading MMS control.Get your free CNC automation guide
CNC Automation Applications Include Parts for:
- Heavy vehicles (e.g. truck engines or axels)
- Sportscars (e.g. engine blocks and heads)
- Re-creational vehicles (e.g. go-kart car parts)
- Electric vehicles
- General automotive subcontracting
Production Challenges and Automation Benefits:
- More customization and amount of variants
- Shorter lead times and planning horizon
- Costs & tied capital reduction
- Demand variance
- Traceability needs
- Availability of workers
- Constant quality
Automate Production – Not Just Movement
Learn how to get the most out of your CNC machines and other equipment in the automotive industry. Apply batch production automation best practices summarized below:
- Stabilize and integrate manufacturing process steps
- Automate physical part transfers throughout the value chain
- Benefit from automated, intelligent production planning software
Case Examples from the Automotive Industry
This section contains a couple of success story examples from the automotive industry field. You can also check all our references by clicking on the button below.
Robot-based system that processes cast-iron components for truck brake systems solves the problem around finding skilled labor.
MAN Diesel & Turbo
MAN Diesel is in fierce competition but can utilize the FPC system to keep the machine running without stopping for a long time.
Fastems robot cell servers two 5-axis machines and is controlled by MMS – true industry 4.0 combination.
You can browse and filter our automation solutions for the automotive industry by using our solution finder below. The filtering can be used based on the machine tool process type; quantity of machines; typical batch size, and whether or not pallet automation is needed.
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FPT - Flexible Pallet Tower
Easy plug-and-play pallet tower that supersedes traditional pallet pools and automatic pallet changers.
FPC - Flexible Pallet Container
Easy and extendable pallet automation solution that supersedes pallet pools and automatic pallet changers.
MLS - Multi Level System
Integrates any machine tools in the world together. Comes with industry leading software, tool automation and various auxiliary processes.
Flexible production of heavier workpieces in varying batch sizes thanks to the Manufacturing Management Software (MMS) by Fastems.
TSC - Tool Service Cell
Tool Service Cell is a robot-based setup cell that automates the cutting tool renewal process.
AMC - Agile Manufacturing Cell
AMC is robot-based manufacturing cell that brings the traditional benefits of flexible manufacturing for direct machine tending.
Robotic Production Cells
Automated machine tending systems with modular design. Integrates to value-adding processes like deburring or measuring.
Automated tool logistics save money by increased unmanned production hours and secured availability.
ALD - Autoloading Cell
Automated raw material loading and ready part unloading with a robot – stable quality and longer unmanned production periods.
RFC - Robotized Finishing Cell
Automated grinding, polishing, deburring and other finishing processes for increased quality and unmanned production hours.