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How are cars made?
Question Date: 2018-04-10
Answer 1:

The making of cars is a process with many steps. For example, one of the largest car manufacturers in the world, Toyota, follows these steps. At the beginning of the development stage, the concept of a type of car is put on paper. Then, the car is designed in detailed in specific omputer programs , and this detailed design is converted into a 3D real model.

Technical issues in the design are resolved, and a prototype (first copy that then goes through testing) of the car is made. The prototype is evaluated for safety, efficiency, etc.

production engineering stage , the technology and equipment needed for producing the car is evaluated, developed, and tested. This stage is mainly computation-oriented, and involves computer modeling of the production process and simulating the assembly operations and the assembly process.

In the third and last stage, the stage of production, first, the plates of the car (mostly large exterior structural parts) are stamped out by machines. Then, components are welded (stuck on by liquid metal and let cool) onto the plates. The car is painted and assembled, by putting in an engine, tires, electrical wiring, and any other interior parts. The finished car is inspected and shipped to other places for sale.


Answer 2:

Here's a nice YouTube video - How Cars Are Made? A Visit to Honda's Cars Manufacturing Facility:
watch here

The very first cars were made by hand, by just a few workers. Now they're made in big factories by lots of workers on 'assembly lines.' How Are Cars Made? | Wonderopolis.


Answer 3:

Cars are made in factories where machines put together all of the many, many parts that make up a car.


Answer 4:

Let's start by thinking of the bare minimum of what you might need for a car.

To make a car, you would need an engine of some sort, which will provide the power. You will also need a way to convert this power into something useful, so we'll need wheels and a way to get the engine to turn them. We would then need a frame to place this equipment on, so that it's all attached in one place. The first cars were as simple as this, and they've come a long way since then.

Modern cars are the result of over a hundred years of development, and are probably best thought of as a group of other things. A single car has around 30 000 parts, so they really are super complicated!! Modern cars are made in extremely large numbers, with specialized equipment. Generally all the parts are made elsewhere and delivered to the factory, which then assembles them together.



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