The Metal Powder Industry Federation (MPIF) has arranged a tour of the Munro & Associates facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA. In operation since 1988, Munro & Associates specialises in the teardown of automotive products to study and suggest improvements and innovations. The company also performs electric vehicle benchmarking and consults in the aerospace, defence and medical sectors.
Open to both members and non-members of the MPIF, the visit will include:
- A three-hour shop floor tour, including teardowns of a Ford Mustang Mach E and Lightning; Tesla Model 3, S, Y & Plaid; Rivian R1T Truck; BMW i3 and various traction motors, inverters and gearboxes
- Five-hour classroom education covering Munro & Associates’ history, an introduction to EVs, different EV motor designs, and trends in EV gearbox design
The Munro Team has a long history in the automotive industry, having worked with most of the world’s OEMs and Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers. With over forty years in the auto industry, founder Sandy Munro has been nicknamed ‘The Teardown Titan’ by the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Munro gained larger public interest starting in February 2018 with a video which detailed the tear-down and analysis of the then-new Tesla Model 3. With the success of that video, Munro & Associates started their own channel, Munro Live, with tear-down and analysis of a variety of (mostly electric) vehicles and covering related topics around engineering and design methodologies. Munro gained further traction after a 2021 interview with Elon Musk gained over three million views.
The tour will take place April 13, 2023, those interested can register here.