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Articles by Austin Weber
A new concept vehicle on display at the Geneva International Motor Show uses wood to replace traditional plastic components.
Visual work instructions enable operators to be more flexible.
By redesigning multipart components, such as fuel nozzles, ducting and valves, into one-piece components, engineers can reduce weight, simplify assembly and cut costs.
Lean material handling saves space, boosts quality and improves productivity.
Boeing plans to invest heavily in automation to tackle its huge backlog of commercial jetliners.
This is National Engineers Week. The annual celebration highlights the important, but often unheralded, role that engineers play in society.
Chrysler has turned an old NASCAR trailer into a mobile classroom to teach its lean manufacturing philosophy.
Engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a way to allow humans and robots to interact safely. The control system uses arm sensors that can “read” a person’s muscle movements.
New technology allows robots and humans to work closer than ever. But, several hurdles remain before there will be widespread deployment on assembly lines.
Volkswagen AG has deployed a robot that works alongside humans at its engine assembly plant here. The six-axis robotic arm is located in the cylinder head assembly section, where it is responsible for inserting delicate glow plugs into cylinder heads.