Most people probably don’t think too much about their cars on a daily basis. That is, until the car somehow breaks…
But the thing is, on the whole, that the today cars are more reliable than ever before.
That’s because car makers and suppliers have begun to master a key step in automobile manufacturing: quality control. In any industry, quality control is a process that’s used to insure that a product is free from bugs, operational issues and any number of other problems you can think of.
In automotive manufacturing, that means cars go through rigorous testing to make sure they’re well-engineered, safe and comfortable.
The quality control process starts long before the first production models of a vehicle roll off the assembly line. When a car company releases a new product, they build prototypes, which are then tested to find weaknesses, mechanical problems and other details that could be improved. Once the prototypes have been vetted and polished, the design goes into production, where quality control continues on the production line, too. After being built, each car is tested for any kind of problems like mechanical problems and proper assembly.
Dr. Eng. Sergio Durante is following exactly the same approach in the quality assessment of the new materials developed in R&D projects.
The components manufactured in new recycled carbon fibers were tested from the Arctic circle down to the African desert environment.
The new materials were quality assessed under severe conditions from the extremely low temperature of the Finland and French and Italian Alps, to the salty environment and hot temperature of African continent and Canary Island.
Thousand of kilometers have been covered to achieve the target.
Needless to underline that the result of the new D4S materials was astonishing, in term of performance and durability.