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CHIMP driven to win DARPA robotics challenge

February 1, 2014

Last December, U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) hosted the trials of its first ever Robotics Challenge at the Homestead Speedway in Miami, FL. 


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Investing in infrastructure

February 1, 2014

Last month, I fulfilled a boyhood dream and visited Tanzania on safari. It was unforgettable, but I must say, there is nothing like visiting another country to make you appreciate home.


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The Splice is Right

January 20, 2014

New aluminum applications create welding challenges.


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Crimp Force Monitoring-Recipe for Success

January 20, 2014

Crimp quality detection systems are a great tool, if they’re used correctly.


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Cutting it Close

January 20, 2014

Blades might not get much attention, but they’re crucial for quality wire stripping and cutting. The challenge is selecting the right blade for each wire.


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Dust Collectors Breathe New Life Into Volvo’s Robotic Welding Cells

January 8, 2014

Dublin, VA, is well known for being named after Ireland’s most famous city. But it is best known as home to the largest Volvo Trucks manufacturing facility in the world.


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Threaded Rivets Keep New Product Made in the USA

January 8, 2014

Threaded rivet plays pivotal role for Invis-A-Rack folding cargo rack for pickup trucks.


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Servos Revolutionize High-Speed Assembly

January 8, 2014

A new servo-driven system could change how engineers think about continuous motion assembly.


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Mississippi State focuses on furniture manufacturing

January 8, 2014

As U.S. furniture manufacturers revamp domestic production after more than a decade of offshoring, they need help implementing state-of-the-art assembly lines. Many of those companies are seeking assistance from the Franklin Furniture Institute at Mississippi State University.


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Lockbolts: An Alternative to Welding

January 8, 2014

Heavy equipment manufacturers increasingly prefer lockbolts because they offer quick installation and long-term joint stability.


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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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