Ford Motor Company is a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford Dearborn Stamping Plant manufactures and distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 172,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The Ford Dearborn Stamping Plant opened in 1939 manufacturing model A fender and miscellaneous body parts. Current products produced include doors, roofs and hoods for the F150 (Ford and Lincoln models), Escape, Superduty, Raptor, Mustang, Focus, Expedition, and Navigator.
Ford engineers have developed the automotive industry’s first robotic test driving program to aid in strenuous durability on vehicles. This new technology eliminates the safety concerns of using human drivers and allows for even more accelerated, intense testing. The tests can simulate ten years of daily driving abuse into courses just a few hundred yards long; with surfaces that include broken concrete, cobblestones, metal grates, rough gravel, mud pits and oversized speed bumps.
Ford Motor Company contacted SlipNOT® to add a steel slip resistant steel coating to the steel speed bumps to make them more abrasive when the F150 series and Raptors hit the speed bumps.