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EV Bodyshop Metrology: The Same but Different


Electric vehicle (EV) technology has followed a long and winding road, but in 2024, it’s clear the industry has made it to the fast lane. New chassis designs, larger casted parts, and complex assemblies are now on the factory floors and have just as high, if not higher, quality requirements than traditional ICE vehicles. However, until recently, metrology solutions have stayed in the past, but today’s new metrology offerings are empowering automakers to accelerate quality control in this EV-driven age.

This 60-minute Webinar will open attendees’ eyes to the changing world of automotive production metrology, exploring the pioneering generation of laser radar metrology solutions that are ideally suited for the challenges of EV manufacturing.

Topics include:

  • An overview of EV history
  • How the shift to EVs is transforming automotive design
  • The unique metrology challenges posed by larger castings and fewer, more complex assemblies
  • Why traditional off-line and in-line inspection technology can’t measure up to the new challenges
  • Technology at the forefront of the shift to next-generation automotive metrology designed to improve process and quality control

An audience Q&A session will follow the technical presentation.


Paul Lightowler, APDIS Global Product Manager, Nikon Metrology

Paul Lightowler is the Global Product Manager for the APDIS Laser Radar at Nikon Metrology. He has more than 20 years of automotive, aerospace, and large-scale metrology experience, covering measurements, automation, and robotics. In working with the Laser Radar products for more than a decade as an Applications Engineer, Paul has had first-hand experience with the issues faced by customers across a wide range of industries. In his role as Product Manager, he uses his experience and help drive new developments for both the product and applications with the company’s engineering team and integration partners to develop new approaches to production inspection using the automated capabilities of the APDIS Laser Radar.


Amanda Hosey, Editor, SAE Media Group

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