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The ASSEMBLY Blog is written by our team of editors and industry experts. It provides thought-provoking opinions on issues and trends in manufacturing, as wells tips, tricks and suggestions for implementing assembly technology.

The Art of Manufacturing

July 18, 2014

Kohler Co., one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies, has a proud heritage of design and creativity that spans more than 140 years. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the company’s Arts/Industry program, which allows artists-in-residence to set up studios on the plant floor.


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Assembly's Finest Hour

June 6, 2014

While World War II was fought on numerous battlefields and beaches in Europe and the South Pacific, it was won on the assembly lines of America’s factories.


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Illuminating Insight on Aluminum

May 8, 2014

Aluminum will play a growing role in the automotive industry in the years ahead. In fact, aluminum use in vehicles is projected to double by 2025, as automakers continue to roll out a wide variety of lighter weight models.


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Oh Quality, Where Art Thou?

April 15, 2014

The recent slew of recalls in the auto industry is disturbing. What happened to all those Sig Sigma and lean manufacturing initiatives that are supposed to error-proof assembly?


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Back to the Future . . . With Wood

March 4, 2014

A new concept vehicle on display at the Geneva International Motor Show uses wood to replace traditional plastic components.


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Boeing Bets Big on Automation

February 28, 2014

Boeing plans to invest heavily in automation to tackle its huge backlog of commercial jetliners.


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Let's Hear It for Engineers!

February 17, 2014

This is National Engineers Week. The annual celebration highlights the important, but often unheralded, role that engineers play in society.


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Old Trailer Helps Chrysler Teach New Techniques

February 5, 2014

Chrysler has turned an old NASCAR trailer into a mobile classroom to teach its lean manufacturing philosophy.


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A New Era at General Motors

January 15, 2014

Mary Barra is the first engineer to take the helm at GM in several decades.


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Happy Birthday, Erector Set!

December 19, 2013

Without much fanfare, an old faithful friend of many aspiring young engineers recently turned 100—the humble Erector Set.


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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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