USA: 'C-Flex' flexible manufacturing process to help GM save up to $US100 million per new vehicle launch
General Motors says it will save around $US100 million on each new vehicle introduced by using new technology, called C-Flex, to improve assembly plant flexibility along with other improvements to manufacturing processes. C-Flex is a programmable body shop tooling system that is replacing body style-specific tooling, allowing multiple body panels to be welded with the same set of programmable tools and robots. Model-specific tooling is not required.
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