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Automated Assembly System Installs Quad Rings

March 1, 2014

 Sensors verify that the rings have been installed correctly. 


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What's a CEO worth?

March 1, 2014

On Jan. 15, Mary Barra took the wheel as CEO of General Motors, becoming the first woman to head a major global automaker. It’s a bold move for GM, and we wish Barra the best of luck. 


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What's New With Screws

February 1, 2014

Innovative drive, thread and head designs quicken bit engagement, prevent cross-threading and resist vibration.


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New Technology for Welding Aluminum

February 1, 2014

Welding allows engineers to join lightweight materials.


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Human-Robot Collaboration Comes of Age

February 1, 2014

New safety rules and technology allow side-by-side workcells.


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Simplicity isn't simple

February 1, 2014

Engineers don’t know how to reduce part counts.


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New Technology for Linear Motion

February 1, 2014

Engineers have many options for straight-line motion.


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Fastener manufacturer presses on with servo-driven machine

February 1, 2014

When K.A. Swanstrom founded Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp. in 1942, he did so with a revolutionary new product: a self-clinching fastener that provides load-carrying threads in metal sheets too thin to be tapped.


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RFID-equipped workcell provides complete traceability

February 1, 2014

 The miniaturization of consumer products presents a double challenge to machine builders.  


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ERP software continues rapid growth of Ideal Power

February 1, 2014

Although only 7 years old, Ideal Power (IP) is a major player in the multibillion-dollar electronic-power-converter market.


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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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