In a recent blog post, we discussed the ways boat manufacturing is changing. From new boat designs and materials to new equipment, addressing these changes can have a significant role in determining your company’s success. Therefore, it’s important to ensure you’re fully prepared for these changes and know how they’ll impact your processes.
How New Boat Designs Impact Your Processes
Consumers are dictating that boats become more versatile. Rather than having a boat for fishing and a boat for leisure, they want boats that are designed for multiple activities. Therefore, it’s important for design engineers to take this into account.
When considering new boat designs, think about the materials needed to make these designs a reality. Fiberglass or composites are new options to expand design capabilities. Further, adhesives offer another way to increase design options and better meet consumer preferences. This is because adhesives:
- Bond dissimilar materials together
- Improve overall aesthetics
- Enable more intricate design options
Ensuring your processes use proper adhesives can help your production lines better meet new boat design needs.
How New Boat Materials Impact Your Processes
Additionally, consumers are preferring boats that offer:
- Larger windows
- Bars and galleys
Fortunately, new materials, such as fiberglass siding, are able to make these preferences a reality. However, it’s a good idea to consider the impact new materials have on your processes. For example, adhesives become increasingly more important when using these materials. The right adhesives can offer:
- Increased application efficiency
- Improved worker safety
- Enhanced performance
However, the improper adhesive can result in bond failure, increasing downtime and manufacturing costs.
How New Boat Equipment Impacts Your Processes
Furthermore, boat manufacturing processes are becoming more automated. This means that computer systems are able to be programmed remotely with automatic controls for assembly. In order to keep up with these automated assembly lines, it’s a good idea to consider how the right adhesives can aid in your ability to achieve increased efficiency.
For example, adhesives designed for automated assembly that can be applied via robots help:
- Increase production rates
- Improve application accuracy
- Reduce overall product costs and waste
For more insight into how adhesives can help you address boat manufacturing changes, contact a Bostik expert today, or view this relevant content: