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Articles by Austin Weber
The recent slew of recalls in the auto industry is disturbing. What happened to all those Sig Sigma and lean manufacturing initiatives that are supposed to error-proof assembly?
Metal blades are typically used to strip insulation from wire or cable. However, there is an alternative—lasers.
Food processing equipment features some of the most sophisticated automation around.
A new concept vehicle on display at the Geneva International Motor Show uses wood to replace traditional plastic components.
Lean material handling saves space, boosts quality and improves productivity.
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.
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.