Detroit-Hamtramck puts its investment to use as 2016 Cadillac CT6 rolls out to dealers

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The Detroit-Hamtramck assembly has become a slice of the future for General Motors manufacturing. As the 2016 Cadillac CT6 began deliveries this week, the facility showcased the new, state-of-the-art welding procedures and body shop where the CT6 is assembled.

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Auto assembly plant Detroit-Hamtramck (Michigan), which manufactures General Motors (GM) vehicles, used state-of-the-art welding procedures to produce the 2016 Cadillac CT6 vehicle, which began deliveries to dealerships the week of March 13, 2016. The CT6, which is 62% aluminum, uses patented aluminum spot welding technology, aluminum laser welding, self-piercing rivets, and flow drill screws. What's more, the assembly plant's new welding technologies will eventually allow it to increase production yield from 45 to 90 vehicles a day.

Related: Laser joining of aluminum poised to grow as cars lose weight


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