28-29 November 2017 Marysville/Columbus, Ohio, US

Insight @ Honda R&D Americas, Inc. 2017

Premium manufacturing characteristics vs. mass production: How to adjust the latest cutting-edge technology to a high-volume, multi-model line

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28-29 November 2017 Marysville/Columbus, Ohio, US

Car Body Engineering

Insight @ Honda R&D Americas, Inc. 2017

Premium manufacturing characteristics vs. mass production: How to adjust the latest cutting-edge technology to a high-volume, multi-model line

plus Guided Tour through the Honda Production Plant

in cooperation with:

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Thank you to HONDA and to 170 delegates who participated in this great conference!

Frank Paluch, President, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
Honda NSX, Car Show
Guided Tour


The all-new Acura NSX

Honda presented a cutting‑edge structure with the all-new Acura NSX. Its multi-material space frame utilizes new materials and construction methods to achieve unprecedented dynamic rigidity, outstanding outward visibility, and world-class collision performance. Other advanced construction and manufacturing techniques employed in the NSX include the world’s first use of all-robotic MIG welding of the space frame for uniform and precise joining of its aluminum components, without the necessity for a post-process machining center.

In contrast and in addition to Honda’s facilities for the new supercar, there is a high-volume production facility with a capacity of almost 440,000 vehicles per year, the Honda Accord production. Honda created a flexible manufacturing system that enables the company to quickly and efficiently move production of products from one plant to another and to build multiple products on the same line. By staying flexible, Honda’s manufacturing plant can adjust to market demand while maximizing capacity, which helps to provide a stable production base in America.

Guided Tour

Honda invited all attendees to attend an experts guided tour to see the two productions of the all new Acura NSX and the Honda Accord. How can Honda’s high-volume production benefit from the techniques of premium manufacturing approach? "Maximizing multi-material benefits while minimizing impact to existing multi-model production characteristics” is the challenge.

Honda Program Committee

Matt Wolfe, Honda
Shawn Tarr, Honda
Matt Wolfe
Honda R&D Americas
Shawn Tarr
Honda R&D Americas


The conference was aimed at

Automotive engineers in development, pre-development, planning, design and production as well as materials suppliers and other interested parties.

About Insight Conferences

Insight Edition is a series of conferences which Automotive Circle regularly holds at leading international OEMs. The focus of this event serie is on current topics specific to the car body. It offers sophisticated presentations and discussions of leading car manufacturers and selected systems suppliers. Attendees gain valuable insights into the modern manufacturing processes in the automotive industry and an opportunity to participate in an exclusive tour of the host’s production facilities.

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