For those in the business of precision measurement, automotive assembly plants and their original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the belief in future EV sales have important manufacturing impacts. That’s because as belief translates into actual middle class demand, production schedules will need to accelerate. This is especially true when it comes to lithium-ion battery assembly, the eco-friendlier engineering component that’s key to EV success.

As the most fully-realized commercial alternative to the internal combustion engine (or ICE) ramping up EV production while maintaining both assembly plant and consumer safety is of paramount concern. So, too, is the need to lower vehicle purchasing costs in order to ensure predicted adoption rates actually materialize, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. At present there are 5.6 million electric vehicles worldwide and one million registered in the US. Both figures are expected to grow significantly over the next 30 years.

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One of the best ways to achieve the three-way goal of production efficiency, consumer and worker safety and long-term climate benefits, is by adopting 3D laser scanning as well as contact and non-contact portable coordinate measuring machines, or PCMMs. That includes the real-time reality capture of not only the component parts of lithium-ion batteries to confirm whether or not they have gone out of or will go out of tolerance, but also the industrial machines themselves, aiding human workers in EV manufacture.

Read the full case study to learn how a FARO® scanarm, a portable FARO arm, and technology like a Vantage Laser Tracker, 3D laser scanning and other portable CMM are helping lower costs, reduce waste, cut down on rework and speed production — all while accelerating the automotive industry’s transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future.

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