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Welding: Arc Stud Welding

Stud welding is a process by which a metal stud is joined to a metal workpiece by heating both parts with an arc of electricity. Compared with other welding and fastening processes, stud welding offers faster assembly with fewer steps. This article explains how this process can be used for profitable and reliable assembly.
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Assembly Presses: A Pressing Issue

For years, press fits have been used to join parts rigidly. Today's emphasis on quality control demands full use of modern control systems and techniques that monitor and verify press force and all other aspects of pressing operations. This article explains these techniques and describes how they ensure product quality.
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Assembly in Action: Companies Work Together to Improve Ergonomics

For years, management experts have praised Japanese companies for using daily calisthenics to reduce workplace injuries. However, workers at three manufacturing facilities belonging to Steelcase Inc. (Grand Rapids, MI) also have an effective ritual.
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Assembly in Action: No Noise Is Good Noise

It can be difficult to hear inside an ambulance as it races to the hospi-tal. When critical and potentially life-saving information is communicated to the hospital dispatcher, it is imperative that noise doesn't block the message. When seconds count, a paramedic should not have to strain to hear what to do or not to do.
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Assembly Innovations: Resin Transfer Molding Technology Helps Jet Take Flight

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. (Fort Worth, TX) has used an advanced resin transfer molding (RTM) process to fabricate a unitized component for an advanced fighter aircraft.
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Editorial: Winds of Change

Only 6 months ago, ASSEMBLY's annual Capital Spending Survey suggested that spending on capital equipment for product assembly would increase approximately 2 percent in 2001.
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Assembly in Action: Polymers Improve Valve's Reliability

Peter Paul Electronics Co. Inc. (New Britain, CT), a manufacturer of electromechanically actuated, direct-operating plunger-type solenoid valves, was looking for a way to improve product performance and reduce manufacturing costs for its Series 40 solenoid-operated valve.
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Assembly in Action: Seamless Epoxy Helps Fixture Manufacturer Cut Production Time

Automotive assembly technicians rely on fixture gauges to verify part accuracy and analyze fit and quality problems.
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Editorial: Carbon claptrap

Few presidential statements have stirred up as much furor as when George Bush announced recently that the United States will not support the Kyoto Protocol.
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Assembly in Action: Dispenser Puts Panel Manufacturer on the Cutting Edge

For nearly 20 years, Atlanta Sunbelt Products (Winder, GA) has manufactured restroom partitions and other wood-component products.
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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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This text introduces students to a solid background in the basic principles and practices of welding.

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