Assembly Blog

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.

Could Your Assembly Operation Benefit From Robots?

March 28, 2014

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

October 24, 2013

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?

July 8, 2013

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.
May 22, 2013

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?
May 6, 2013

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

February 4, 2013

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?

July 24, 2012

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

March 22, 2012

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

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Skip the Beach--Head to the Assembly Plant!

March 5, 2012

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

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Siemens Plant Puts a Charge Into U.S. Manufacturing

Siemens unveils a state-of-the-art assembly plant in Charlotte, NC.
January 25, 2012

A Siemens gas turbine is 36 feet long and weighs 280 tons—and yet its parts are machined to tolerances of a few thousandths of an inch. ASSEMBLY magazine's editor-in-chief goes behind the scenes to see how this engineering marvel is made.

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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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The 2014 April Assembly includes a cover story about robots and small manufacturers 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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