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Solar Powers Plant Equipment and Sustainability

By Jim Camillo
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Rising energy costs are forcing manufacturers to seek innovative ways to optimize energy consumption.


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Electronics OEM Stays Current, Productive With Potting Compound

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Mentor, OH-based IT Plastics specializes in potting and encapsulation of electronic assemblies, sensitive circuitry and devices for OEMs, engineers and product-design firms. Founded in the late 1980s, the company excels in applications requiring polyurethane materials.


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Telecom Subassembler Calls 3M for Bonding Solutions

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Versatile manufacturing has always been important to RS Coatings Ltd., based in Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK. Since opening its doors in 1999 as a division of masking-jig specialist RS Composites Ltd., the company has manufactured and coated plastic components in low, medium and high volumes for a wide range of customers.


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CMM streamlines production of composite structures for aircraft

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Based in Hayden, ID, Unitech Composites and Structures (UCS) has been fabricating complex components for fixed and rotary wing aircraft since 1979.


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Options for Curing UV Adhesives

Manufacturers still rely on traditional methods, but often enhance their systems with an LED light source.
By Jim Camillo
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New technology is often misunderstood. Manufacturers know this fact all too well.


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How to Implement a Leak Detector

These tips will help you obtain accurate results with a helium-based leak detector.
By J.P. Deluca
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Selecting the right leak detector for a particular application can be confusing.


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Oregon State Redefines Sustainable Manufacturing

By Austin Weber
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Being green and sustainable is trendy in all industries today. Unfortunately, many different definitions and concepts exist, which can be confusing to small- and medium-sized companies.


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What's Behind the Epidemic of Automotive Recalls?

By John Sprovieri
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Massive recalls are fast becoming the norm in the auto industry.


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Testing Automotive Wire Harnesses

Today’s testers can quickly perform continuity, hipot and component-specific tests on simple and complex harnesses.
By Jim Camillo
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 When watching an operator test an automotive wire harness, one is reminded of old-time photos and TV skits about telephone switchboard operators of the 1950s and 1960s. 


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Linear Motors Revolutionize Conveyance

Linear motor transport systems are entering the mainstream of assembly automation.
By John Sprovieri
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Linear motor pallet-transfer systems have been around for more than a decade.


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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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