Articles by John Sprovieri

Choosing Wire Terminals and Contacts

Wire terminals are available in a wide variety of designs.
April 1, 2014

Wires are rarely connected directly to an electrical or electronic assembly.


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New Technologies for Stud Welding

New technologies for stud welding are enabling assemblers to reduce energy costs and boost throughput.
April 1, 2014

These days, manufacturers of all stripes are taking a closer at their energy consumption as a potential source of cost savings—even manufacturers of the largest, most expensive products in the world.


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Linear Motors Revolutionize Conveyance

Linear motor transport systems are entering the mainstream of assembly automation.
April 1, 2014

Linear motor pallet-transfer systems have been around for more than a decade.


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Innovative servo drive suppresses vibrations

Suppressing vibration dramatically reduces settling time.
April 1, 2014

 Speed is essential for high-volume assembly. However, speed also creates problems. 


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Design controls help prevent medical device failures

April 1, 2014

 Medical device engineers are great at designing innovative, life-saving gizmos.  


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Are unions still relevant?

April 1, 2014

On Feb. 14, workers at Volkswagen’s assembly plant in Chattanooga, TN, voted to reject representation by the United Auto Workers.


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Could Your Assembly Operation Benefit From Robots?

March 28, 2014

Assemblers continue to invest in robots. Does your assembly plant employ robots? Is it planning to? Share your thoughts!


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Do You Need 3D Vision Guidance?

March 1, 2014

Simulation and testing are vital for determining the feasibility of 3D vision guidance in an application.


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Automated Assembly System Installs Quad Rings

March 1, 2014

 Sensors verify that the rings have been installed correctly. 


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What's a CEO worth?

March 1, 2014

On Jan. 15, Mary Barra took the wheel as CEO of General Motors, becoming the first woman to head a major global automaker. It’s a bold move for GM, and we wish Barra the best of luck. 


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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.

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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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