Articles by Austin Weber

Same Name, Different Game: Part 2

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The principles of lean manufacturing can be successfully applied in numerous industries.
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New Technology Improves Vehicle Safety

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Traditionally, automakers have focused their attention on passive safety systems, such as seatbelts.
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Down the Line: Wind Power Creates New Energy Source

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When the new clean room assembly hall opens next year at the Ford Motor Co. plant in Dagenham, England, it will be powered by wind.
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Same Name, Different Game

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The principles of lean manufacturing can be successfully applied in numerous industries.
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Down the Line: Miracle Technology May Let the Blind See

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The ability to restore sight to the blind has long been regarded as a miracle. But, if a team of scientists at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM) is successful, it may one day become the ultimate Christmas present.
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Recreating History the Wright Way

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Five separate groups of amateur aviators are vying to walk in the footsteps of aerospace pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright. The goal of each organization is to build a reproduction of the Wright Flyer, the first aircraft to achieve the age-old dream of controlled and powered flight.
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Mass Customization Demands New Thinking

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Anne Stevens, vice president of North American vehicle operations at Ford Motor Co. (Dearborn, MI), referred to mass customization during her recent keynote speech at the 2002 Assembly Technology Expo in Rosemont, IL. According to Stevens, "customization" means making products in small lots or batches with volumes as little as one.
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The Wright Stuff

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A hand-built flying machine will attempt to recreate history next year.
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Auto Suppliers Move Closer to Assembly Lines

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Automakers are forcing suppliers to adopt new techniques, such as modular assembly and inline vehicle sequencing.
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Self-Piercing Rivets

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Pierce rivets emulate the benefits of spot welding without the risks.
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