Today marks the 100th anniversary of the single innovation that had the
largest impact on manufacturing, industry and society as a whole: Ford’s
moving assembly line. Not only did the moving assembly line drastically
increase the pace at which Ford vehicles were produced, it also drove
down the price of each car making them more accessible to the masses.
Dearborn Stamping Plant (DSP) is still utilizing Henry’s concept of the moving
assembly line. Here is a Then and Now snapshot of DSP as it has
transitioned over the past 74 years.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the moving assembly line,
Ford went inside its manufacturing facilities to document the fast-paced
and efficient assembly lines producing some of the world's best
vehicles. Constructed from more than 24 hours of time-lapsed views
inside Ford's Michigan Assembly and Dearborn Truck Plants, Ford
showcases the face of manufacturing today and tomorrow. Take a look
below at the footage