Articles by Austin Weber

Automakers Driven by Change

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Technological innovations promise to transform the auto production landscape.
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Grounding the Sparks

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The pesky problem of electrostatic discharge can be controlled and monitored.
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Automakers 'Flex' Manufacturing Muscle

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American automakers have launched an aggressive campaign to transform their aging assembly plants into state-of-the-art agile facilities that can produce multiple vehicle platforms on the same line.
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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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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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