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The ASSEMBLY Show Preview

Some 200 exhibitors will display the latest technologies at this year’s ASSEMBLY Show.

The new, compact C4 six-axis robot from EPSON Robots can perform a standard cycle—move a part 1 inch up, 12 inches across, 1 inch down, and back again—in just 0.37 second. 


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Fasteners vs. Vibration

Manufacturers rely on specialty bolts, nuts and threadlockers to keep fasteners tight and immune to vibration.

Every year, fans of the Winter X games see snowmobile racers battle the elements and the laws of gravity to perform amazing feats—including long distance jumps and double back flips. What the fans don’t see is the ongoing battle between fasteners and vibration within every bolted joint of the snowmobile.


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New Techniques for Joining Plastic to Metal

Lightweighting trend drives engineers on quest to join dissimilar materials.

If it rolls, floats or flies, light weight is always good. Just ask anyone who’s ever been in a Pinewood Derby competition.


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What’s New With Cyanoacrylates

Today’s cyanoacrylates not only cure quickly and provide high bond strength, they offer greater flexibility and heat and impact resistance.

Where and how a product is used can change significantly over time. Cyanoacrylate (CA) adhesives are a great example.


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Dispensing for Automotive Applications

Automakers have myriad options for dispensing adhesives, sealants, oils and coatings.

Automotive manufacturers are using more adhesives, sealants, oils, and coatings than ever before. For example, today’s vehicles typically contain as much as 40 pounds of adhesive.


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Oakland University Focuses on Fastening and Joining Research

Oakland University is located a few minutes away from Chrysler’s corporate headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI. So, it’s appropriate that the school is home to the Fastening and Joining Research Institute (FAJRI), the only facility of its kind in the world.


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Adhesives Aid Body-in-White Assembly at VW

Although a global leader in mechanical and plant engineering, Dürr AG isn’t one to rest on its laurels. So in 2010 it acquired two adhesive technology companies (Rickert and Kleinmichel) to increase Dürr’s expertise in automotive body-in-white gluing technology.


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Henkel Updates Loctite Adhesive Sourcebook

ROCKY HILL, CT—Henkel Corp. has updated the Loctite Adhesive Sourcebook for 2014 to include the latest adhesive, sealant, lubricant, coating, dispensing and curing technologies. Available in print and online, the book is a comprehensive 212-page reference that features more than 1,500 products for manufacturing and maintenance.


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Fuel Cells Get Ready for Prime Time

Engineers continue to tackle high-volume production challenges.

Many experts tout fuel cells as one of the cleanest forms of green energy, because the devices reduce CO2 emissions and provide greater energy efficiency than combustion engines.


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Electronics OEM Stays Current, Productive With Potting Compound

Mentor, OH-based IT Plastics specializes in potting and encapsulation of electronic assemblies, sensitive circuitry and devices for OEMs, engineers and product-design firms. Founded in the late 1980s, the company excels in applications requiring polyurethane materials.


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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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