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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.

Watch and Learn: My M-Day Tour

October 23, 2013

A couple weeks ago, I took part in the second annual Manufacturing Day, visiting a contract manufacturer of components and a cutting tools supplier.

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Making it in Northeast Indiana

July 1, 2013

Manufacturing has always been important to Northeast Indiana. “We had always been first in and last out of a recession," says John Sampson, president and COO of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. "But this time we were first in and first out.”

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Moving Ahead With MR. ROAM

February 4, 2013

Quite often, the biggest drawback of an industrial electronic machine—such as a robot—is often its lack of mobility. Since 2009, the Southwest Research Institute has been working to change that.

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Lenze’s Technology Evangelism Finds a New Home

October 2, 2012
On Sept. 25, 2012, Lenze Americas held a grand opening at its new mechanical product assembly and logistics center in Glendale Heights, IL. The facility supports electromechanical product manufacturing operations for the Americas region.

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Manufacturing as a Career: Virginia Students Just DoIT

July 24, 2012

Virginia college and companies team up to train the next generation of highly skilled manufacturing workers.

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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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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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Lasers and Jeans and Some Assembly Things

October 18, 2011
Nearly 70 exhibitors and more than 800 laser-industry experts, advocates and practitioners attended the inaugural Lasers for Manufacturing Event presented by the Laser Institute of America. Attendees came from as far away as Russia, Japan, Egypt, Korea and Turkey.
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AATE 2011: Did You See What I Saw (Day 2)?

October 3, 2011
For me, day two of this year’s Assembly & Automation Technology Expo was just as interesting as day one. It began and ended with learning about medical-device assembly and manufacturing.
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AATE 2011: Did You See What I Saw (Day 1)?

September 26, 2011
Forget about the sophomore jinx. My second visit to the Assembly & Automation Technology Expo, held September 20-22 at McCormick Place in Chicago, was excellent.
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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, the hosts of Manufacturing Revival Radio sit down with Adam Malofsky, Ph.D., president and CEO of Bioformix to discuss his company’s innovative, energy-saving adhesives and polymers, which cure without the need for heat or light. 

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