Articles by Jim Camillo

Open House Sheds Light on 3D Printing

April 18, 2012

Recently, I joined nearly 100 other members of the manufacturing community at a 3D printing open house. Many manufacturers use 3D printing because it lets them revise a prototype many times before investing in mass production. I also learned about several other key benefits of 3D printing.


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Multiple Cameras, One Controller

April 2, 2012
New technology lets manufacturers operate up to eight dumb cameras on a single controller—greatly enhancing their vision-system capabilities.


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Hot Crimping for Joining Magnet Wires

April 2, 2012
Hot crimping technology features specially designed welding heads that quickly attach terminals to wire from 30 AWG to 350 MCM.


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If elected (or appointed) I promise to

February 10, 2012

Wouldn’t it be great if candiates for public office would pledge to end the stereotype that manufacturing is non-existent in the United States? I'll do my part to make this happen. Will you?


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A Day in the Life of a Harness Assembly Shop

January 6, 2012
Family-run AssemTech Inc. assembles more than half a million harnesses annually.
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Assembly In Action: Spot Welder Expands Foil-Layering Capability on Capacitors

November 30, 2011
Cornell Dubilier is a leading manufacturer of capacitors for the power electronics market. For the past several years, the company has used ultrasonic spot welders to weld multiple layers of foil to capacitor posts.
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Plastics Assembly: Good Vibrations

November 30, 2011
Vibration welding uses heat generated by friction at the interface of two thermoplastic parts to produce melting in the interfacial area. The molten materials flow together under pressure and bond, forming a weld upon cooling.
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Assembly In Action: Nissin Brake Uses Modular Components to Improve Design Efficiency

November 29, 2011
To produce its diverse product lineup, Nissin Brake Ohio Inc. has developed expertise in a wide range of manufacturing processes. The design engineering process for it production equipment is based on part modularity and flexibility.
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Assembly In Action: Implant Fastener Keeps Aging Baby Boomers Moving

November 29, 2011
This past year, baby boomers began turning 65. Because these individuals tend to live more active lives than previous generations, some medical device companies, like Skeletal Dynamics, are developing implants to withstand up to 1 million load cycles without loosening or backing out.
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Assembly In Action: Dispensing System Joins Winners Circle at Academy Awards

November 28, 2011
Orion RED has fabricated several sets for the Academy Awards. For the 2011 ceremony, the company was asked to create an elegant, crystal-studded “Winners Circle” in which the honorees would receive their Oscars. The project involved building a 15.5-foot circular stage studded with more than 40,000 Swarovski Elements crystals.
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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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