Automotive Miniaturization Trend: Challenges for Wiring Harness Manufacturing

Paper #:
  • 2010-36-0160

Published:
  • 2010-10-06
Citation:
Fernandes, M., de Almeida, I., and Junior, H., "Automotive Miniaturization Trend: Challenges for Wiring Harness Manufacturing," SAE Technical Paper 2010-36-0160, 2010, https://doi.org/10.4271/2010-36-0160.
Pages:
10
Abstract:
One of the most evident trends in automotive sector is miniaturization. It is related to considerable benefits due to the potential of mass reduction, cost reduction and efficiency improvement. It involves many different automobile components and most of them are facing challenges to achieve the targets defined by car makers and final consumers. Specifically for wiring harness, it seems to be many manufacturing and process challenges to be surpassed in order to fully perceive the benefits expected with miniaturization, internally and externally. So this article aims to present an overview of literature as well as reporting of experts on this issue mentioning some of the challenges that global automotive wiring harness manufacturers are facing. Subjects as assembly automation, terminal connection and small gauge cables are discussed in the article and also a general overview of how those problems are being addressed in order to meet customer requirements.
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