Automotive Assembly

Ford, Cat and Johnson Controls Named “Most Connected” Companies

NEW YORK—Ford, Caterpillar and Johnson Controls were among the manufacturers named by U.S. News as America’s Most Connected Companies.

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Subaru Assembly Plant Meets Energy Efficiency Standard

LAFAYETTE, IN—Subaru’s assembly plant here has earned ISO 50001 certification for energy efficiency.

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UAW Looks to Organize Nissan’s U.S. Assembly Plant

JACKSON, MS—The UAW is stepping up efforts to organize workers at Nissan’s automotive assembly plant here.

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A New Spin on Plastics Assembly

Spin welding can join plastic parts that other methods cannot.

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Thousands Apply for Hyundai Assembly Jobs

MONTGOMERY, AL—Nearly 20,000 people have applied for the 877 new jobs that Hyundai is filling for a third shift at its assembly plant here, and applications are still coming.

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Dana Invests $3.8 Million in Tennessee Assembly Plant

PARIS, TN—Dana Holding Corp. will spend $3.8 million to expand its oil cooler assembly plant here. The investment is expected to create 49 full-time jobs.

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Audi Opens Battery Research Center

GAIMERSHEIM, Germany—Audi has opened a research center here to develop high-voltage lithium-ion batteries.

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The Editorial: Exports Will Help Drive Manufacturing Growth

NuStep Inc. is not a big company. Based in Ann Arbor, MI, the exercise equipment manufacturer employs 80 people and tallied $24 million in sales in 2010.

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Automotive Sensors Market to Increase 7.7 Percent Annually

DETROIT—The global market for automobile sensors is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 7.7 percent, reaching $22.1 billion by 2017.

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Sales of Microelectric Vehicles to Grow 39 Percent Annually

DETROIT—North American sales of microelectric vehicles could reach 118,000 units by 2017, according a new report. Frost & Sullivan’s report predicts that sales could expand at a compound annual growth rate of 39 percent between 2010 and 2017.

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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.


 Live from The ASSEMBLY Show, Bob Wood, president of ECI Spinnomatic, talks about his company’s newest product: a fully automated riveting cell equipped with a rotary indexing table, a six-axis robot, an orbital forming unit, and laser sensors. 

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Welding: Principles & Practices

This text introduces students to a solid background in the basic principles and practices of welding.

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