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Robot With Specialty Gripper Retrieves Metal Cylinders

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All day long, DFT Presswork in Nordborg, Denmark, produces metal components by means of cold forging metal cylinders.


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Quick-Change Artists

Servo-driven grippers lend flexibility to automated assembly lines in the automotive industry and beyond
By Jesse Hayes
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The major advantage of robots is their flexibility. It’s ironic, then, that robot end-effectors are typically custom-made for a specific part.


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Automation Profiles: Tumbler Maker Stays Hot With Cool Automation

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A unique inflatable gripper handles parts.
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Robotics: Innovations in Grippers

By John Sprovieri
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Inspired by nature, engineers are developing new gripper technologies that promise to make robots more flexible.
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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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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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Welding: Principles & Practices

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

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