Articles by Austin Weber

Great Dane Turns to Automation

October 5, 2012
Great Dane Corp. is a leading manufacturer of dry van, refrigerated and platform trailers.

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Aluminum and Carbon Fiber Pose Joining Challenges

October 5, 2012
During the past decade, truck and trailer manufacturers have been using heavy amounts of aluminum to reduce weight.

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Volvo Truck Engineers Tackle Weight

October 5, 2012
Volvo Truck North America is a leading manufacturer of big trucks.

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Robotic Laser Inspection System Improves Ford MAP Quality

October 1, 2012

Ford Motor Co. is investing $100 million globally to install robotic laser inspection technology to improve fit and finish quality at its assembly plants. 

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Suppliers Play a Key Role Behind Ford MAP’s Success

October 1, 2012

Assemblers at Ford Motor Co.’s Michigan Assembly Plant (MAP) build four versions of the popular Ford Focus compact sedan. 

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Ford Focuses on Flexibility

October 1, 2012
The Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI, takes flexible manufacturing to a new level

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Throughput Is Not an Impossible Dream

October 1, 2012
Screw feeders, poka-yoke devices and other tools can speed up screwdriving

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Synchronization Is Critical to High-Speed Assembly

September 4, 2012
Synchronization is an essential element of both symphony orchestras and football teams. It’s also important to the success of high-speed assembly lines.

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Georgia Tech Pushes the Boundaries of Electronics

September 4, 2012
Imagine owning a television with the thickness and weight of a sheet of paper. Some day in the near future, it will be possible, thanks to the growing field of printed electronics.

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Composites ‘Deliver’ Light Weight in Trucks

August 1, 2012

Composites are becoming increasingly popular with body and trailer manufacturers. 

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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.


Live from The Assembly Show, the hosts of Manufacturing Revival Radio sit down with Adam Malofsky, Ph.D., president and CEO of Bioformix to discuss his company’s innovative, energy-saving adhesives and polymers, which cure without the need for heat or light. 

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Welding: Principles & Practices

This text introduces students to a solid background in the basic principles and practices of welding.

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