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Missouri S&T Researchers Study Additive Manufacturing

By Austin Weber
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By redesigning multipart components, such as fuel nozzles, ducting and valves, into one-piece components, engineers can reduce weight, simplify assembly and cut costs.


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Automatica Showcases European Automation

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The latest technologies for robotics and automated assembly will be on display at the Automatica show June 3-6 in Munich, Germany.


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Do You Need 3D Vision Guidance?

By Chad Ramsey
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Simulation and testing are vital for determining the feasibility of 3D vision guidance in an application.


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Flexible Feeding for Assembly Automation

By Jim Camillo
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As high-mix, low-volume manufacturing increases, so does the need for flexible feeders.


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3D Modeling and Simulation Software Helps Ford Manage Global Assembly

By Jim Camillo
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Until recently, the phrase “world at one’s fingertips” was merely a cliché. Google Earth technology, however, has turned the phrase into a challenge for individuals and businesses alike.


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3D Printer Aids in Manufacturing of Supersonic Car

By Jim Camillo
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Pencil-shaped, the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car aims to rewrite history in the summer of 2015. At that time, the car will attempt to reach a land speed of 1,000 mph—easily exceeding the world land speed record of 763 mph, set by its predecessor Thrust SSC on Oct. 15, 1997.


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Cameras Ensure Proper Design, Dynamics of Aircraft

By Jim Camillo
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Great advances have been made in computational fluid dynamics and flight-simulation programs. Yet, when it comes to aircraft and missile designs, no amount of modeling can replace real-world testing using wind tunnels.


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Safety Barriers Also Increase Productivity at Automotive Manufacturer

By Jim Camillo
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Since the start of the Great Recession in 2008, many Tier 1 suppliers have either closed or downsized.


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Sensor-Based Leak Detector Pays off for Bosch

By Jim Camillo
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Optimizing product quality is an ongoing challenge for all employees of Robert Bosch GmbH, the world’s largest supplier of automotive components. 


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Automated Assembly System Installs Quad Rings

By John Sprovieri
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 Sensors verify that the rings have been installed correctly. 


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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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