19 June 2019

MCG automotive guarantees production of components for another car platform

MCG maintains long-term relationships with some of the world’s largest players in the automotive industry with several projects that distinguish MCG automotive by its advanced teams, technologies, and processes. Within this business unit, MCG recently secured a new production project for another large-volume automotive platform.

 

Starting in September, the project consists of…

…a stamping process of three pairs of components that are destined to a suspension system. The parts in question have complex technical characteristics, a pair of which is usually produced by the customer. MCG automotive’s strong experience in this area, as well as high-performance indices in development, production, and logistics/component delivery,…

…are the reasons why the customer opted, this time, for requesting the external production of these important components.

 

Due to the company’s long experience in this segment, MCG automotive is perfectly prepared for the challenge in terms of technologies, processes, and specialized technicians and engineers as well. It’s expected a production volume…

…of 700.000 units/year for each one of the six components. The stamping process involves the operation of two progressive presses for about 960 and 1,920 hours per year.

 

Learn more about the MCG automotive technologies involved in the project:

» Stamping

» Stamping Tools

 

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…about all the projects developed by the company.

 

 

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29 May 2019

MCG at Academia Meets Auto-Industry event: the company’s proactive reaction to the growing challenges in the automotive industry

MCG was present at the Academia Meets Auto-Industry, an event that took place recently at Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, and brought together several car manufacturers, component manufacturers and other entities related to the sector.

 

The main objective was to share knowledge and present solutions within the scope of the latest challenges…

…facing the automobile cluster, among them the electrification of propulsion systems, robotization and the digitization of processes. All of which involves Industry 4.0, as well as future trends in materials and related processes.

 

In the voice of Carlos Saraiva, New Business Development Director, MCG participated actively in the segment “Materials and Processes:…

…Industry Drivers and R&D Needs”. The focus was on the theme “New Materials are Shaping the Future of the Auto-Industry”, highlighting the current developments in materials and processing technologies, as well as how companies should adjust to this development.

 

“These events are important mechanisms for networking with other relevant companies and for…

…benchmarking the best practices of entities within this changing industrial context”, says Carlos Saraiva, explaining that “MCG is reacting proactively in several aspects addressed, giving attention and implementing actions within the scope of Industry 4.0, strategies of digitization and robotization “.

 

As shown at the event, MCG is…

…also aware of the latest materials involved in automotive construction and its transformation technologies. At the same time, the company maintains proximity to customer development teams to participate in the development of products, creating effective partnerships that can give rise to new solutions, namely materials to be…

…used in the future and respective processing technologies, joining and surface treatments. Good examples of this are the various projects developed in the company’s R&D department, namely the Latch 1, Latch 2, Ultraforming, SLM-XL and Maestri projects, for example.

 

Briefly, MCG gave the reasons that justify the search…

…for new materials for this industry (environmental, safety, comfort and other related costs issues), showed some of the materials used today and also explained how companies must adapt to this changing future.

 

Among other conclusions, there are fundamental ideas to be faced with the future of the automotive industry, in which companies…

…must reflect:

 

  • All Supply Chain companies, as well as automotive manufacturers, should work together to meet this challenge and to follow up on this evolution.
  • The specific qualifications and expertise of Technical Staff, Engineers, and Business Developers will be more than ever a key point in the company’s strategy.
  • The connection…

…to the Customer Engineering Departments, during the sales process, is fundamental to the participation in the development of the products, in order to influence them in accordance with the common objectives.

  • Procurement and/or Procurement Departments will play a fundamental role in the strategic positioning of companies in order to promote sources…
  • …of supply and/or partnerships applicable to strategic implementation.

  • Companies must be constantly evaluated in production processes and technologies in order to be able to invest correctly.
  • Production processes will have to adapt to a large number of different materials.
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    23 May 2019

    MCG maintains ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Certification

    MCG maintains the Environmental Certification ISO 14001:2015, following the first follow-up audit carried out recently to the company’s Environmental Management System.

     

    This result consolidates the investment made by the company in this sense, as well as all the work that has been developed by MCG teams in this area. This work is…

    …strongly based on the constant adoption of good practices that guarantee the continuous improvement of the company’s environmental performance and help reduce the impact of its activity. It responds not only to the environmental legislation but also to the requirements of several customers and the local community.

     

    Compliance with the ISO 14001:2015…

    …standard in the MCG automotive business unit proves the rational use of energy and resources, as well as the achievement of strategic objectives through the incorporation of environmental issues in company management and the cross-cutting involvement of the entire structure around environmental management.

     

    MCG strengthens its commitment to…

    …reducing the likelihood of environmental hazards, such as emissions, spills and other such accidents. At the same time, it reduces costs over time by improving the efficiency of all processes inherent to its activity.

     

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    7 March 2019

    MCG automotive top technologies applied in the Volkswagen T-Roc Reinforcement – “C” Pillar project

    The long experience in the production of metal-based assemblies and subsystems for the automotive industry is reflected by the several long-term relations that MCG automotive maintains with some of the world’s largest players in this market. The Reinforcement – “C” Pillar for the Volkswagen T-Roc platform is one of those and…

    …challenges MCG with the combination of leading production processes with advanced technologies in which the company has also become a specialist.

     

    The development of this Reinforcement – “C” Pillar set for the automobile produced at AutoEuropa is based on 3,300-ton press stamping processes (using 6,500 mm transfer tools). The components are then…

    …transformed into a set by the action of robotized welding cells and other robots for structural reinforcement.

     

    Are produced and assembled 29 references with advanced techniques of stamping, gluing, welding, screwing, riveting, galvanizing and painting, involving automatisms for all these processes. For the purpose are used four robotized welding cells and two…

    …other robots dedicated to the structural reinforcement processes.

     

    This is a challenge in witch MCG automotive gives the best response and with absolute success, producing pieces for the assembly of 800 cars per day, a number that in 2021 will probably increase to 5.000 units by week.

     

    More details about the Reinforcement -…

    …”C” Pillar project for the Volkswagen T-Roc platform in the Case Studies MCG:
    » Reinforcement – “C” Pillar welding Cell
    » ”C” Pillar stamping: 3.300-ton transfer stamping

     

     

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