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Visual Work Instructions and the Paperless Factory

March 1, 2014

Visual work instructions enable operators to be more flexible.


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Missouri S&T Researchers Study Additive Manufacturing

March 1, 2014

By redesigning multipart components, such as fuel nozzles, ducting and valves, into one-piece components, engineers can reduce weight, simplify assembly and cut costs.


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Automatica Showcases European Automation

March 1, 2014

The latest technologies for robotics and automated assembly will be on display at the Automatica show June 3-6 in Munich, Germany.


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Do You Need 3D Vision Guidance?

March 1, 2014

Simulation and testing are vital for determining the feasibility of 3D vision guidance in an application.


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Flexible Feeding for Assembly Automation

March 1, 2014

As high-mix, low-volume manufacturing increases, so does the need for flexible feeders.


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3D Modeling and Simulation Software Helps Ford Manage Global Assembly

March 1, 2014

Until recently, the phrase “world at one’s fingertips” was merely a cliché. Google Earth technology, however, has turned the phrase into a challenge for individuals and businesses alike.


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3D Printer Aids in Manufacturing of Supersonic Car

March 1, 2014

Pencil-shaped, the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car aims to rewrite history in the summer of 2015. At that time, the car will attempt to reach a land speed of 1,000 mph—easily exceeding the world land speed record of 763 mph, set by its predecessor Thrust SSC on Oct. 15, 1997.


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Cameras Ensure Proper Design, Dynamics of Aircraft

March 1, 2014

Great advances have been made in computational fluid dynamics and flight-simulation programs. Yet, when it comes to aircraft and missile designs, no amount of modeling can replace real-world testing using wind tunnels.


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Safety Barriers Also Increase Productivity at Automotive Manufacturer

March 1, 2014

Since the start of the Great Recession in 2008, many Tier 1 suppliers have either closed or downsized.


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Sensor-Based Leak Detector Pays off for Bosch

March 1, 2014

Optimizing product quality is an ongoing challenge for all employees of Robert Bosch GmbH, the world’s largest supplier of automotive components. 


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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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