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Framing Forms Backbone of Medical Device Manufacturing

By Jim Camillo
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 As orthopedic and medical device technology evolves, so do the manufacturing processes of industry leaders like Acumed. 


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Orange County Choppers Presses Deeper Into Motorcycle Assembly

By Jim Camillo
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 American TV viewers are very familiar with Orange County Choppers (OCC), a custom and production motorcycle manufacturer based in Newburgh, NY.  


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Speed Rivets Improve Assembly of Turbochargers

By Jim Camillo
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Located in the small town of Strakonice, Czech Republic, is CZ a.s., one of the leading suppliers to the automotive industry in Eastern Europe.


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Automotive Supplier Creates Carousel Assembly Line From Modular Components

The carousel system consists of eight carts hitched together.
By Jim Camillo
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When founded in 1925, Hollingsworth Logistics Group (HLG) was one of the world’s first expediters of auto parts.


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Innovative servo drive suppresses vibrations

Suppressing vibration dramatically reduces settling time.
By John Sprovieri
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 Speed is essential for high-volume assembly. However, speed also creates problems. 


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Design controls help prevent medical device failures

By John Sprovieri
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 Medical device engineers are great at designing innovative, life-saving gizmos.  


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Are unions still relevant?

By John Sprovieri
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On Feb. 14, workers at Volkswagen’s assembly plant in Chattanooga, TN, voted to reject representation by the United Auto Workers.


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GM Rethinks Line-Side Parts Delivery

By Austin Weber
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Lean material handling saves space, boosts quality and improves productivity.


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Potential Pitfalls in Ultrasonic Plastic Welding

By Miranda Marcus
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These tips can help you avoid problems with ultrasonic welding.


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Visual Work Instructions and the Paperless Factory

By Austin Weber
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Visual work instructions enable operators to be more flexible.


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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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