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CMM streamlines production of composite structures for aircraft

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.

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.

Selecting the right leak detector for a particular application can be confusing.


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Oregon State Redefines Sustainable Manufacturing

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?

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.

 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.

Linear motor pallet-transfer systems have been around for more than a decade.


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Laser Wire Stripping

Lasers are a clean-cut alternative to mechanical blades.

Metal blades are typically used to strip insulation from wire or cable. However, there is an alternative—lasers.


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Robots Empower Small Manufacturers

Advances in Cartesian robot technology are enabling small and midsized manufacturers to do more with less.

Once found mostly in high-volume manufacturing environments, robots are now being used in smaller organizations, and in a wider variety of applications.  


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The Cost of Spending Too Little

Is it possible that a lower cost option could be more expensive?

We’re all aware of the consequences of paying too much.


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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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Anyone even thinking about advanced power tools needs to pick the brain of Eric Dees. He’s the Global Lean Business Process Leader for Ingersoll Rand Power Tools and Category Manager for their Assembly Tools Business.

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Welding: Principles & Practices

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