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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.

Don Hegland, Former Chief Editor of ASSEMBLY, Dies

Don Hegland, a former NASA engineer and the chief editor of ASSEMBLY magazine for a quarter century, died July 21. He was 77.

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Could Your Assembly Operation Benefit From Robots?

Assemblers continue to invest in robots. Does your assembly plant employ robots? Is it planning to? Share your thoughts!

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The Skies Are Clearing for Aerospace Assembly

Will the aerospace industry continue to soar? Or is there turbulence ahead? Share your thoughts.

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Furniture Manufacturing

Is the Furniture Industry Preparing to Get up off the Couch?

Finally, U.S. furniture manufacturers are slowly, but surely, gaining ground lost during the Great Recession.

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Battery Manufacturing Puts Charge Into Economy

The market for advanced batteries is expected to reach nearly $50 billion by 2020.

U.S. manufacturers are betting big on advanced batteries for electric vehicles. Will their investments pay off? Share your thoughts!

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Honey-Dos and the Assembly Line

Has a hobby or home improvement project ever informed your work on the assembly line?

A recent wordworking project has given me a greater appreciation of assembly line challenges. Has a home project ever informed your work in the assembly plant?

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A Token Argument for Manufacturing

Hasbro wants to replace one of the tokens for the classic Monopoly board game. I think it should pick a token that celebrates the proud history of U.S. manufacturing.

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Manufacturing Software

There’s an App for That?

Numerous smart phone apps are available to make engineers' lives easier. Here are a few.

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DIY Attitude Keeps Conveyor Manufacturer Moving Forward

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well at conveyor supplier Dorner Manufacturing.

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Skip the Beach--Head to the Assembly Plant!

Factory tours are a great way to get kids excited about careers in manufacturing.

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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.


Anyone even thinking about advanced power tools needs to pick the brain of Eric Dees. He’s the Global Lean Business Process Leader for Ingersoll Rand Power Tools and Category Manager for their Assembly Tools Business.

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This text introduces students to a solid background in the basic principles and practices of welding.

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