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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.
Assembly Automation

Working With the Lights Out

In their attempts to avoid costly labor, engineers can overinvest in machines.

Automation is wonderfully economical—except when it’s not. Time and again, I’ve seen smart engineers make dumb automation decisions, some of them ruinous.


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SCHUNK on Automation

Trends in Robot Accessories

The right accessories can boost the flexibility and reliability of robotic assembly operations.

The efficiency and reliability of an industrial robot largely depend on its end-of-arm tooling. However, engineers often forget that the interface between the end-effector and the robot arm also plays a critical role.


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Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

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.

Podcasts

 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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Assembly Magazine

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2015 April

The 2015 April Assembly includes our cover story on Assembly Automation in the Aerospace Industry plus much more. Check it out today!

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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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