• Question: how ware cars made

    Asked by danielhor to Shane, Karen, Gabriele, Angela on 14 Nov 2013.
    • Photo: Angela Stevenson

      Angela Stevenson answered on 14 Nov 2013:

      Hi Daniel,
      there are 6 important steps to making a car. First, we have ‘stamping’. That’s where the steel sheet is cut according to the size of the part and is bent and cut in a stamping machine. Then the stamped parts are welded together (heated and melted together). The third step is a bit simpler, painting! cars are painted with 3 coats. Then the most important and complicated part of the car is made, the engine! and it’s parts are made by casting and forging. These parts are then used to assemble the engine and suspension. The parts are then attached together and final inspections of the brakes, windshield wipers and other parts is conducted before the cars are shipped around the world to their happy new car owners. What a process! and in case you d like to know more detail here’s a very cool youtube video that describes the process very well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw9JrjsPhT8 . Hope that helped! great question 🙂

    • Photo: Karen McCarthy

      Karen McCarthy answered on 14 Nov 2013:

      Angela, you seem to know loads about cars – are you a secret motorhead?? 🙂

    • Photo: Shane Mc Guinness

      Shane Mc Guinness answered on 19 Nov 2013:

      Nice one Angela. You used to work for Ford right?!
      Did you know that one of the first car factories in world was in Co. Cork in Ireland! Henry Ford built a tractor factory near the city, as his family was originally from Cork. And it later made important parts for the Ford Model T, the first mass-produced car in the world. So, I guess you could say cars originally come from Ireland….(though not really) :)!