Are you planning a road trip this upcoming holiday weekend? Last year, an estimated 45.1 million Americans traveled by car during Labor Day weekend, and it was our conveyor products that helped commuters reach their desired destinations. Our wire mesh belts help automotive engineers produce necessary car components – such as torque converters, pistons, and drive gears – that keep your car running properly and your vacation plans intact.
Sintering is often used to build high-strength parts from powdered metal material. Numerous automotive components are constructed from powdered metal, which is heated in a sintering furnace below its melting point until its particles adhere to each other and create a solid, hardened form. Automobile factories use automation equipment, such as our metal conveyor belts, to easily transport mass quantity products from one stage of production to another, even under extremely hot conditions.
Due to its high-strength and heat-resistance, metal mesh belting from FBC is employed in many high-temperature conveying applications, and is particularly used for the production of parts that are manufactured using industrial ovens. To produce various car parts, automotive engineers place powdered metal onto a wire mesh belt. The conveyors then move the powdered metal through a sintering oven where they are formed into various automotive components. In fact, our metal belts help produce over 50 powdered metal parts found in Ford Edge car models. Because of our conveyor belts, automotive engineers can produce mass components faster and cheaper than through manual operations.
So, next time you get the urge to hit the road, you can thank FBC for assisting automotive manufacturers in the production of those necessary car components that get you where you need to go. Happy driving!