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German Automaker Discovers Dual Duty for Diode Lasers

February 4, 2013

The automobile industry’s use of lasers to build cars increases every year.

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Robot Sales to Increase 11 Percent

January 11, 2013

LONDON—Global sales of robots are expected to total $20.2 billion by 2016, growing at an annual rate of almost 11 percent annually, according to a new study.

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NASA Patents Laser Welding System

January 9, 2013

WASHINGTON—NASA has received a patent for devising a “dynamically variable spot size” system for use in laser welding and laser brazing of metal components.

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Four Hospitalized After Fire at GM Assembly Plant

January 7, 2013

LORDSTOWN, OH—Four people were hospitalized late Friday after welding sparks ignited a small fire at GM’s assembly plant here.

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Drilling Into Oil-Field Equipment

December 3, 2012

Cost often takes a back seat to quality, reliability and robustness.

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Welding Robot Positions Fan Manufacturer for Continued Growth

December 3, 2012

Finding and using new technology has been a constant guiding principle for Twin City Fan and Blower (TCFB) throughout its nearly 40-year history.

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Flexible Connectors Increase Uptime at Ford Plant

December 3, 2012

Sudden downtime of an automotive assembly line can be costly.

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Aluminum and Carbon Fiber Pose Joining Challenges

October 5, 2012
During the past decade, truck and trailer manufacturers have been using heavy amounts of aluminum to reduce weight.

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Fabricator Profits From New Welding Technology

October 1, 2012
Brimfield, OH-based East End Welding Inc. has performed welding, fabrication and other services since 1949.

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Ultrasonic Welding With a Twist

October 1, 2012
Torsional ultrasonic welding provides solutions for many application challenges in metal and plastic welding.

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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, the hosts of Manufacturing Revival Radio sit down with Adam Malofsky, Ph.D., president and CEO of Bioformix to discuss his company’s innovative, energy-saving adhesives and polymers, which cure without the need for heat or light. 

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