Going 'fork free', 3D scans part of Ford's gold standard


* Ford tests global manufacturing standards at Thailand plant * 3D scanner, new paint process, no forklifts are new standard By Deepa Seetharaman RAYONG, Thailand, Aug 31 (Reuters) - At its just-opened $450-million factory in Thailand, Ford Motor Co prides itself on being "fork-free." Eliminating forklifts, which can have big blind spots, from the floor improves worker safety, the U.S. automaker says. Ford instead uses trolleys to ...

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