01Experienced Mold Building Technology

Gordon 's key advantage in producing for the high-end market is our well-trained team of experienced mold building and tooling calibration technicians. However, to compete in the fast changing global market, Gordon acquired high-technology equipment to upgrade its capacity and capability. Fit is the most important aspect of a replacement part. Stringent variance analysis, using coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) & vehicle test fits (VTFs), validates that the best OEM sample part has been chosen as a master for reverse engineering and used to develop an exact prototype of the original. Once chosen, precision scanning machines are used to obtain the digitized data of the OEM sample part. Using the CAD/CAM automated design system, an original male or female mold is produced based on the digitized data of the model generated by the scanning machines. When the data passes through the workstations, the original outline is smooth and restyled. Decoration is then added by cutting along the outlines.

For the quality and consistency of production, Gordon takes samples to conduct a series of testing and analysis:

Tensile Strength Test
Safety locks Tensile Test
Nut Test
Product Appearance Inspection
Welding Test
SPC Analysis

02Advanced Shearing Equipment

Gordon is a vertically-integrated company, which enables us to pass savings down to our customers. We cut our own steel and inspect and manage inventory to make sure that the best quality material is being used on a First-in First-out system for productions. Our in-house coil cutting machine provides the best-protected material for press process to reduce appearance defects.

03Automated Press Lines

In addition to fit, appearance is also an important aspect of a replacement auto part. In-house press machines reduce the possibility of defects due to dust. Before feeding the material, piece by piece, sensors check it to make sure the line is smooth. Next, the material goes through a cleaning machine. Automatic press line tooling is designed to ensure that the robot always handles the material in the proper position to assure uniform shape during the stamping process. Two-point crinkle presses are used to mold the metal into its basic shape. Once pressed, the material is welded and assembled, and the semi-finished product undergoes the electro-deposition painting (EDP) process before completion.

04Robotic Assembly Lines

To minimize inconsistency in the assembly process and maximize fit quality, Gordon has built a robotic assembly line. A bracket sensor locates every bracket location before spot welding. In preparation for assembly, the computer IC is calibrated to control the number, size and location of all spot welds to assure that they match the OEM master. This robot also indicates when the spot weld tip should be changed. The adhesive robot is programmed to control the size, location and number of adhesive spots as compared to OEM master, and apply the adhesive accurately. Another precision tool uniformly positions the inner and outer skin to assure proper hemming and consistent fit.

Robotic Spot Welding Machine
Robotic Adhesive Applying Machine
Robotic Assembly Line

05EDP System

Gordon Auto Body Parts Company has built the first pollution-free electro-deposition painting (EDP) system in Taiwan. The decision to equip the new factory with this equipment is based on our commitment to a healthier environment and to lay a foundation for U.S. production in the future. After assembly, the high efficiency EDP coating system using safty paint, is applied to every part to provide an extra layer of quality rust-proofing to meet high-end market needs.

06Clinch Technique

Gordon is the first manufacturer in Taiwan adopting Clinch Technique (riveting) that is earlier than the CAPA requirement.

It principle benefits are superior mechanical strength and ability to join dissimilar components. As the pioneer in leading technology, Gordon continuously dedicates to innovative technology and pursuits of the ultimate in the product quality.