Articles by Jim Camillo

3D Modeling and Simulation Software Helps Ford Manage Global Assembly

Until recently, the phrase “world at one’s fingertips” was merely a cliché. Google Earth technology, however, has turned the phrase into a challenge for individuals and businesses alike.

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3D Printer Aids in Manufacturing of Supersonic Car

Pencil-shaped, the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car aims to rewrite history in the summer of 2015. At that time, the car will attempt to reach a land speed of 1,000 mph—easily exceeding the world land speed record of 763 mph, set by its predecessor Thrust SSC on Oct. 15, 1997.

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Cameras Ensure Proper Design, Dynamics of Aircraft

Great advances have been made in computational fluid dynamics and flight-simulation programs. Yet, when it comes to aircraft and missile designs, no amount of modeling can replace real-world testing using wind tunnels.

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Safety Barriers Also Increase Productivity at Automotive Manufacturer

Since the start of the Great Recession in 2008, many Tier 1 suppliers have either closed or downsized.

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Sensor-Based Leak Detector Pays off for Bosch

Optimizing product quality is an ongoing challenge for all employees of Robert Bosch GmbH, the world’s largest supplier of automotive components. 

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Moon Bases and 3D Printing

For the past year, the European Space Agency, in conjunction with London-based architectural firm Foster+Partners, has been performing tests to see if a Moon base can be 3D printed with local soil, rather than traditional thermoplastic. They call the soil "regolith."

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What's New With Screws

Innovative drive, thread and head designs quicken bit engagement, prevent cross-threading and resist vibration.

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Fastener manufacturer presses on with servo-driven machine

When K.A. Swanstrom founded Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp. in 1942, he did so with a revolutionary new product: a self-clinching fastener that provides load-carrying threads in metal sheets too thin to be tapped.

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RFID-equipped workcell provides complete traceability

 The miniaturization of consumer products presents a double challenge to machine builders.  

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ERP software continues rapid growth of Ideal Power

Although only 7 years old, Ideal Power (IP) is a major player in the multibillion-dollar electronic-power-converter market.

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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, Bob Wood, president of ECI Spinnomatic, talks about his company’s newest product: a fully automated riveting cell equipped with a rotary indexing table, a six-axis robot, an orbital forming unit, and laser sensors. 

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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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