Articles by Don Hegland

Manufacturing Insights: Talent Search

August 30, 2010
Are we graduating enough young engineers to replace the ones who will be retiring in droves over the next few years?

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Manufacturing Insights: From Tinkering to Manufacturing

June 30, 2010
Everything we can do to encourage our youth to become tinkerers will be beneficial to our future.
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Germany Wins Solar Decathlon

April 30, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenged 20 collegiate teams to design and build energy-efficient houses powered exclusively by the sun. Here’s how they did.
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Manufacturing Insights: Interchangeable Parts and Concurrent Design

April 29, 2010
Modern assemblers owe a debt of gratitude to a Yankee craftsman born in 1781.

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Remanufacturing Is Profitable and Green

February 24, 2010
Environmental responsibility and good business converge when products are remanufactured.
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Manufacturing Insights: Meet the new Automation Team

February 24, 2010
Two industry veterans are back to serve the automation needs of manufacturers.
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Manufacturing Insights: Power Grab on Hold

December 23, 2009
The only way to create real value and real economic growth is to grow it, mine it or make it.
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Unions vs. Secret Ballots

December 8, 2009
Unions haven’t given up trying to get rid of secret ballot organizing elections-and their efforts bode ill for U.S. manufacturers.
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Manufacturing Insights: Looking Over the Horizon

October 29, 2009
As I toured the exhibits at Assembly Technology Expo in September, I tried to gauge the outlook for manufacturing in the months ahead.
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Investing in the Future

October 26, 2009
"Genius Awards" recognize individuals who show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work.
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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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