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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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The Evolution of Automated Dispensing Technology

January 8, 2014

From manually operated dispensers to robot-mounted valves, dispensing technology has come a long way in half a century.


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Robust Joint Design for Ultrasonic Welding of Medical Devices

January 7, 2014

While the concept of ultrasonic welding is simple, the process of designing a robust joint and developing an effective weld process can be quite complex.


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Laser Systems Sharpen Product Quality for Chinese Tier 1

January 7, 2014

China’s auto industry is booming, and one company faced with the challenge of keeping up is Yanfeng Visteon Nanjing Automotive Trim Systems Co. Ltd. Founded in 2010, Yanfeng Visteon develops and manufactures a wide range of interior trim components, including dashboards, cockpit systems and consoles.


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Ergonomic Lift Assist Device Improves Worker Safety, Productivity

January 7, 2014

Workplace ergonomics is important to AUMA Reister GmbH & Co. KG, an international manufacturer of electric valve actuators and valve gearboxes for 50 years. This is because its workers often need to handle large or heavy components of these products.


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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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