Ford Experiments with Axles and 3D Technology

2006 Ford F-Series

Light and Medium Truck - June 3, 2013

Ford engi­neers are begin­ning to use three-dimensional map­ping tech­nol­ogy to exam­ine rear axle parts installed in the manufacturer’s F-series pick­ups dur­ing assem­bly, accord­ing to the automaker. “[This] tech­nol­ogy is the next evo­lu­tion in qual­ity con­trol for our com­mer­cial trucks,” said David Gravel, an engi­neer in Ford’s advanced man­u­fac­tur­ing group.