Welding Assembly

Dust Collectors Breathe New Life Into Volvo’s Robotic Welding Cells

By Jim Camillo
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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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Lockbolts: An Alternative to Welding

By Bob Corbett
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Heavy equipment manufacturers increasingly prefer lockbolts because they offer quick installation and long-term joint stability.


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Robust Joint Design for Ultrasonic Welding of Medical Devices

By Charles Aubin and Ben Piecuch
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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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Systems Integrator Expands in Iowa

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DAVENPORT, IA—Genesis Systems Group, a robotic integrator, has announced a $4.6 million capital investment that will add jobs and allow it to build more systems.


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Market for Welding Robots to Grow 5.73 Percent

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DUBLIN—The worldwide market for welding robots is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 5.73 percent through 2016.


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Machine Safety Standards Evolve

By Eric Esson
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 Safety standards have changed significantly in response to advances in manufacturing technology. 


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Flexible Fixturing for Robotic Welding

By Louis-Alexis Allen Demers and Catherine Bernier
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 A robot equipped with an adaptive gripper can provide an alternative to maintaining multiple jigs for automated welding. 


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Toy Assembly Isn’t Child’s Play

By Austin Weber
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Santa’s helpers depend on adhesives, screws and ultrasonic welding.


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Robotic Welding, Automated Material Handling Keep Water Heater Manufacturer in Michigan

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Bradford White Corp. is unique among its competitors in two ways. First and foremost is its business model, which prevents the sale of the company’s water heaters directly to consumers or commercial businesses. Heaters are only sold to licensed plumbers at various supply houses to ensure proper and safe water heater installation, and to prevent code violations.


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The Benefits of Servo-Driven Ultrasonic Welding

Servo-driven ultrasonic welders can match welding speed to the melt flow rate of the plastic.
By Miranda Marcus
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In ultrasonic plastic welding, three process variables directly affect weld quality: amplitude, duration and force.


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