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http://www.autonews.com/article/20150817/OEM01/308179970/hondas-factory-fix-robots

"...Honda has changed its approach to engine- and vehicle-making and overhauled its 15-year-old process in Lincoln to create one of North America's most automated environments. The automaker installed 92 advanced robots -- some of them built from scratch to perform assembly tasks Honda had never attempted before -- and designed a factory that turns raw aluminum ingots into finished V-6 engines through a process that is 75 percent automated. Before the new system was launched this spring, Honda's engine-making had been about 30 percent automated…"

"...Honda is not tipping its hand on what product plans might be coming in future years for Lincoln. The plant is already tooling up to add another vehicle -- a new-generation Honda Ridgeline pickup…"
 

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Thanks for the link, the video itself was more interesting than the write-up that went with it, although the video was pretty narrowly focused on two parts of the factory.
 

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so that's why my engine blew up at 79k miles. Well, at least its a 60 degree V-6 instead of a bastardized 90 degree V-8 with two cylinders cut off.
 
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