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Assembly in Action: Zenite Cuts Transformers Down to Size

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BG Laboratories Inc. (Binghampton, NY) manufactures space-saving miniature transformers for laptop computer modems, and the thin-wall molding capabilities and other properties of DuPont's (Wilmington, DE) Zenite LCP 7130 play a key role in the manufacturing process.
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Assembly in Action: 3D Models Brought to Life

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PTC (Waltham, MA), a collaborative product development company, is using Fakespace Systems Inc. (Kitchener, Canada) for stereoscopic visualization with built-in motion tracking and interactivity for virtual reality application suite demonstrations.
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Assembly in Action: Adhesive Bonds Composite Grid to Hull

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Traditional construction methods for high-performance boats use plywood egg crate and heavy glass epoxy laminate in the hull structure to provide the power, rigidity, security and ride qualities needed for speed over the water.
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Assembly in Action: Ultrasonic Technology Aids in Assembly of Pool Cleaners

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When Polaris Pool Systems (Vista, CA), a manufacturer of automatic pool cleaners, was experiencing gear jam-ups due to loose-fitting bearings, they turned to the SureWeld 20 ultrasonic plastic welder from Sonobond Ultrasonics (West Chester, PA) to weld the bearing securely in place.
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Assembly in Action: Moving From Manual Welding to Automated

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Skill Tool & Die (Cleveland, OH) set a goal of producing a spare tire bracket more efficiently and with better quality. Achieving this goal required streamlining the job from manual welding to a fully automated welding operation.
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Editorial: Excellence at risk?

By Don Hegland
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The path to manufacturing excellence begins in grade school classrooms. And the foundation for manufacturing excellence is not touchy-feely stuff; a solid foundation for manufacturing excellence is built on engineering, mathematics and science. Without this foundation, the most superior workforce in the universe cannot produce manufacturing excellence.
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Project Management

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Allocating time, personnel and financial resources appropriately is crucial to bringing an assembly project from the concept stage to profitable production, on time and within budget.
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Assembly in Action: Modules Allow Machines to be Customized

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Lasko Metal Products Inc. (West Chester, PA), a manufacturer of ventilation devices and household appliances, needed a welding method for the assembly of reservoir jugs for its humidifiers. These oddly-shaped reservoir jugs are large and can hold several gallons of fluid.
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Capital Equipment Justification

By Diane Hallum
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The product has been designed, the assembly process laid out and the appropriate technologies selected. Now all you have to do is pitch the project to the person who signs the checks.
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AWS Issues New Standard for Weld Tests

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The American Welding Society (AWS) has completed a new edition of its standard for mechanically testing welds.
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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.

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