More cars built in UK for more than a decade
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Taken from a report in the Guardian on the British Automotive Industry, figures show Car production increased by 7.6% in July, taking the total since the start of 2016 past 1 million mark, the biggest number for more than a decade.
There figures were according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. To this date, output is up by 12.3% to 1,023,723. This was the first time since 2004 that the 1m milestone has been reached in July and comes despite the Brexit vote in June.
Vauxhall Viva 1967
Production for the UK market increased by 14.1% last month, while exports rose by 6%. Almost 80% of cars manufactured this year, more than 750,000, were destined for overseas markets. The EU is the biggest export market for cars made in the UK.
UK Car Production
UK car production in 2016 is booming, with new British-built models in demand across the world and we can see that with the increase of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles on our roads today and the transporters heading to the Ports too.
Land Rover 1967
Manufacturers have invested billions to develop new models and produce them competitively in the UK. Future success will depend on continued new car demand and attracting the next wave of investment, so Britain must demonstrate it remains competitive and open for business.
The industry body has warned that carmakers faced a skills shortage if the rights of people from the rest of Europe to work in the UK were restricted.
MG MGB 1967
Materials and applications have certainly changed over the years in the automotive industry but there is still a need for welding, joining and riveting. Robotics are needed in some car plants but skills of joining technologies are a must to start with.
If you want to be part of this growing industry and work for the UK company who are certainly taking over the roads with sexy cars since joining forces then read on.
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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
To be successful in this role, you’ll need in-depth knowledge and experience of a range of Joining Technologies, in particular, Self Pierce Riveting (SPR) of aluminium and Resistance Spot Welding (RSW) of steel. Ideally, you’ll have knowledge of other joining technologies such as laser welding, flow drive screws, MIG welding and adhesives. You’ll have a mechanical engineering degree (or comparable) or equivalent experience. Moreover, you’ll have a significant experience of project management of facility installation and commission and also practice in delivering technical solutions through team leadership.
This job is based in Birmingham, England and was posted on the Jaguar Landrover site on 16.9.2016. Click here to visit the site and vacancy.
Spot welding is typically used when welding particular types of sheet metal, welded wire mesh or wire mesh. Thicker stock is more difficult to spot weld because the heat flows into the surrounding metal more easily. Spot welding can be easily identified on many sheet metal goods, such as metal buckets. Aluminium alloys can be spot welded, but their much higher thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity requires higher welding currents. This requires larger, more powerful, and more expensive welding transformers
Perhaps the most common application of spot welding is in the automobile manufacturing industry, where it is used almost universally to weld the sheet metal to form a car. Spot welders can also be completely automated, and many of the industrial robots found on assembly lines are spot welders (the other major use for robots being painting).
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