Articles by Jim Camillo

NovAtel Navigates to Paperless Assembly Instructions

Imagine a world without dependable global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). Air and sea transportation would stop, and militaries would be blinded.


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Controllers Make Auto Assembly Safer, Quicker

More market share is always the goal of every automaker, whether it’s based in the United States, Europe or Asia.


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Adhesive Bonding System Improves Sunroof Assembly at Mercedes-Benz

As motorists look to enhance their driving experience, sunroofs are growing in popularity and variety. One of the newer types is the panoramic sunroof, which provides openings above both the front and rear seats.


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Iconn Perfects Custom Cable Assembly

Engineering expertise and skilled assemblers help iCONN Systems LLC carve its own niche in the overmolded cable assembly marketplace.


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Fasteners vs. Vibration

Manufacturers rely on specialty bolts, nuts and threadlockers to keep fasteners tight and immune to vibration.

Every year, fans of the Winter X games see snowmobile racers battle the elements and the laws of gravity to perform amazing feats—including long distance jumps and double back flips. What the fans don’t see is the ongoing battle between fasteners and vibration within every bolted joint of the snowmobile.


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3D Printer Expands Lab’s Prototyping Capabilities

Arenas and other large venues rely on high-tech displays to produce the best show possible for an audience. The show must go on, as the saying goes, so reliability is paramount.


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Printers Keep Pipe Production on the Mark

Industrial, commercial and residential builders have relied on Uponor Inc.’s cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) pipe for more than 30 years.


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Ultrasonic Welder Assembles Plastic Water Pitcher

Quality is just as important to consumers as the brand name.


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Rotary vs. Linear Indexing

Suppliers complement their cam- and servo-driven systems with newer technologies like direct-drive indexers and precision-link conveyors.

BMW performs a lot of welding operations at its assembly plants, which are located throughout Europe and in South Carolina. Recently, the automaker hired The EDAG Group to develop a small-lot welding system for a European plant.


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Vermeer Gets Leaner With OEE

By the late 1940s, many U.S. manufacturers began creating and building products for the post-WWII economy.


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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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