Michelin is a French maker of pneumatic products based in Clermont-Ferrand. After Bridgestone, it is the world’s second-largest tire producer. Facilitating the mobility of goods and human beings and contributing to society’s growth, Michelin was founded in 1889. Michelin is operated by the pipeline labels BFGoodrich, Kleber, Tigar, Riks, Kormoran, and Uniroyal.
Michelin is dedicated to all companies’ responsible conduct, including offering practical solutions that satisfy customer’s and shareholders’ needs and aspirations. This ensures that the ecosystem is valued and at the same time achieving economic operations.
History of innovation and quality tires
Michelin’s top-notch tires and technological innovation are known throughout the world. Michelin continues to help define the tire industry for more than 100 years of innovation. Michelin designed, manufactured, and sold tires of all vehicle types, including aircraft, vehicles, bikes, earthmover, agricultural equipment, heavy-duty trucks, and motorcycles, to enhance sustainable mobility. The enterprise also publishes travel guides, guides to hotels and restaurants, maps and roads.
Michelin tires are tested to ensure quality control before, during, and after the manufacturing process. To continue to produce a better product, new test techniques are always developed.
Engineers use various materials and techniques in physics, chemical, electronics, and other fields. For the study of the interactions of tires and tire-and-wheel-assembly with the rest of the vehicle, electron microscopy, x-ray, holography, spectrography of transmission and absorption, high-speed photography, and various other investigative techniques.
Quality control extends to the production line itself beyond the laboratory. Production standards and requirements are verified continuously at each stage of the manufacturing process, from raw materials to the finished product. All plants today include the latest technological developments and highly automated production processes in Michelin.
Testing also plays a significant role in ensuring Michelin quality. That is why Michelin is operating in South Carolina on the Laurens Proving Ground. Today’s facilities opened in 1976 and comprise a wide range of tests for all types of tires. Michelin tires are also fitted on various cars and machines every day and tested on routes, roads, roads, and workstations worldwide on a repeated basis.
If a Michelin tire is on the road, it offers an advantage instead of an individual attribute. The engineers are not satisfied with any kind of compromise to offer uncompromising efficiency that will increase the overall ownership cost.
How tires are made
The only component that hits the road is the tire. The tires need to balance traction, comfort, longevity, energy supply reliability, and overall cost. Tires are more challenging to design and build than you might imagine due to these conflicting needs.
Take a smartphone, for example. It looks much more complicated than a tire. However, in reality, every Michelin tire contains a similar quantity of research and technology.
Steps involved in the tire manufacturing process
Understanding through research
Engineers study people’s tire used and their driving behaviours to ensure that the tires are produced to meet every client’s need.
Developing and mixing materials
There are more than 200 ingredients in a tire. They play an essential role in safety, fuel economy, performance, and environmental protection.
This comprises five groups: The following:
Natural rubber: The key feature of the tread layers.
Synthetic rubber: part of the vehicle, van, and 4×4 pneumatically
Black and silica carbon: used to enhance longevity as a refurbishing agent
Metallic and Textile reinforcement cables: the skeleton of the tire forms a geometric shape and offers stiffness.
Many chemical agents: for specific characteristics such as low rolling resistance or very high adhesion.
Michelin creates various designs and use simulations to test and choose the ideal tire concepts to be developed.
Michelin expertly builds all the tires through both automated and handmade processes. When required, they invent their machines to achieve their goals.
This is not the last step. They measure quality through a process. They ensure that the tires are tested over 1 billion miles.
Michelin is dedicated in providing improved savings and operational efficiencies to vehicle owners all over the globe. The company is the pioneer in a wide base single tire technology with a lot of tires working hard for customers.