There are many stages during the manufacture of a product: sourcing, parts manufacturing, etc. But for products complied with many different parts and components, the final stage (or penalty stage if to be tested before sale) is the assembly. Assembly lines are some of the most important procedures in the manufacturing industry, and some are so complex that only a few Subcontract Assembly Assembly has the space and means to tackle them.
Assembly lines were, in fact, not simply 'thought-up' or 'invented' by one individual, but rather evolved over the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A famous example of an assembly line is that of the Ford Model-T: considered to today the first full mass-production assembly line. Ford realized that to really produce a car (still a novel item at that time) they would have to be able to assemble them extremely quickly. So, instead assembling each car individually, they devised a huge assembly line: so that whilst one car was having the chassis bolted, another was having the glass installed, and another was having the wheels put on, while another was being painted etc. This paved the way for modern high-production assembly.
Assembly lines remain very similar today as they were in the time of Henry Ford. However, a new factor in assembly is the introduction of robots, commonly found in many large-scale production facilities across the globe. These are of an advantage to producers as they require less man-power, yet offer much higher precision and consistency, despite higher initial costs.
Entrepreneurs who require assembly services for a product should consult a subcontract assembly specialist. These have wide experiences in the field of assembly, and know how to squeeze maximum efficiency out of the assembly process for those on a tight budget. Please click below for more information on them.