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Slides and Beads

Every so often, it’s refreshing to step back from heavyweight issues like tort reform and the perils of offshore manufacturing, and look at something lighter but still interesting to us technical folks.
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Plastic Fuel Tank Cuts Cost

Finn Corp. (Fairfield, OH) manufactures soil-erosion control equipment, such as hydroseeders, straw blowers and mulch spreaders.
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RFID Brings Computers Up to Speed

By establishing its integrated sales, manufacturing, and customer call center in Xiamen, China, Dell Computer Corp. became the second largest integrated computer manufacturer in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Growing Applications for MEMS and MST

Microscopic mechanical gizmos called microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microstructure technology (MST) devices are increasingly being used in the macroscopic world.
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U.S. Market for Safeguarding Equipment to Recover

A report from Venture Development Corp. states that with the introduction of programmable safety controls and safety buses, more integration of safeguarding equipment with overall machine controls is expected.
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Paste Printing

Numerous parameters control PCB quality and overall yield.
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Smart Tags Bolster Market Intelligence

Brushing your teeth may never be the same, because someone may be "watching" every move.
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Epoxies Improve Aircraft Skin Process

Boeing Aircraft Co. has used its unique low-cost tooling for composites (LCTC) process to build a series of eight 6- by 8-foot tools for prototyping 10 bismaleimide (BMI) exterior aircraft skins.
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Software Slashes Product Development Time

Sumitomo Wiring Systems Ltd. (Yokkaichi City, Japan) manufactures wire harnesses for automobiles and office equipment.
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Dirty Laundry Talks Back

It doesn’t give dating tips or advice on the stock market, but a new washing machine talks and recognizes spoken commands about time, temperature, stains and garments.
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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.


 Live from The ASSEMBLY Show, Bob Wood, president of ECI Spinnomatic, talks about his company’s newest product: a fully automated riveting cell equipped with a rotary indexing table, a six-axis robot, an orbital forming unit, and laser sensors. 

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Welding: Principles & Practices

This text introduces students to a solid background in the basic principles and practices of welding.

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