Automated Assembly

Dispensing: Sweating Bullets

June 21, 2011
Ammunition assemblers find a silver bullet in innovative sealants applied with a high-speed automatic dispensing system.
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Appliance Assembly: Automation System Sucks It Up

May 20, 2011
When German appliance manufacturer Vorwerk designed a state-of-the-art vacuum cleaner, it needed a state-of-the-art automation system to assemble it.
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Alternative Energy Industry: Helios Line Lights Up Milwaukee

April 27, 2011
Ironically, Wisconsin’s first solar panel manufacturer is located in the shadow of a coal-fired power plant. The Helios Solar Works facility is a shining example of how 21st century renewable energy technology may soon surpass 19th century processes.

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Assembly Automation: Manufacturing in the Cloud

April 21, 2011
Thanks to technological advances, the lot size of one is more possible today than ever before.
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Assembly Automation: Smart Assembly

February 25, 2011
In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama challenged Americans to be more innovative. That means developing new materials, new products and new production processes. To tackle that challenge, manufacturing engineers must harness the power of “smart assembly” tools and systems.
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Automated Assembly: A Practical Guide to Low-Cost Automation

February 22, 2011
With the right approach, even small manufacturers can automate their assembly lines.
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Automated Screwdriving: What's New

January 31, 2011
In today’s economy, manufacturers must find ways to assemble more product with less labor. As a result, they are increasingly using fully and semiautomatic screwdriving equipment to boost productivity and improve quality.
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Machine Vision: Troubleshooting Vision Systems

December 22, 2010
If a vision system isn’t working optimally, engineers should check for mechanical, electrical and optical problems.
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The True Cost of Offshore Assembly

Shifting production to China or Mexico can be more expensive in the long run
March 1, 2003
While focusing on the short-term benefits of moving production overseas, many companies overlook numerous long-term risks.

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Working Profitably With Integrators

Communication is key to successful automation projects.
March 1, 2003
Manufacturing engineers must partner with integrators early in the machine building process to gain maximum benefits.

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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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