Welding Assembly

Ultrasonic Welders Survive Tornado

RAINSVILLE, AL—A pair of ultrasonic metal welders from Sonobond Corp. remained operational after a tornado demolished the assembly plant where they were being used.


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A New Spin on Plastics Assembly

Spin welding can join plastic parts that other methods cannot.


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Assembly in Action: Actuators Quicken Building of Wind-Turbine Welding System

Wind energy is green and sustainable. However, the wind-turbine towers that generate wind energy are built using traditional manufacturing techniques, such as welding.


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Manufacturer of Safes Automates Assembly

PAYSON, UT—Liberty Safe, a manufacturer of gun storage safes, completed testing of a new $10 million fully computerized assembly line here. The line will double the company’s output to more than 700 safes a day.


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Assembly in Action: Robots Provide Chinese Automaker With Faster, Stronger Welding

Opened in August 2011 to international acclaim, the new Great Wall Motors’ (GWM) automotive plant in Tianjin, China, produces 250,000 vehicles per year.


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New Belvidere Body Shop Boosts Productivity

The Dodge Dart compact sedan differs significantly from the two other vehicles that are built at Chrysler’s Belvidere, IL, assembly plant—the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot sport utility vehicle.


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Automation Stars at New Trailer Assembly Plant

STATESBORO, GA—A Great Dane plant that will assemble refrigerated trailers has opened for production. Expected to employ more than 400 people, the plant is equipped with automated equipment for welding, dispensing and material handling.


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Assembly in Action: Servo Drives Ease Integration of Welding Robots

Designing and manufacturing high-bay warehouses is a specialty of SSI Schäfer, a German international logistics compa-ny. These warehouses feature welded steel beams that are used as horizontal load carriers in shelving systems.


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Metal Fabricator to Invest $8.5 Million in New Plant

STURTEVANT, WI—Racine Metal-Fab is spending $8.5 Million to build a new factory here, creating up to 25 new jobs.


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Three Injured in Fire at Assembly Plant

PRINCETON, WV—Three people were injured at the Conn-Weld assembly plant here when a machine caught fire and exploded during an attempt to put the fire out.


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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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