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Assembly's Finest Hour

By Austin Weber
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While World War II was fought on numerous battlefields and beaches in Europe and the South Pacific, it was won on the assembly lines of America’s factories.


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Rosie the Riveter’s Assembly Plant Saved From Wrecking Ball

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DETROIT—The assembly plant where Rosie the Riveter showed that a woman could do a “man’s work” by building World War II-era bombers has been saved from the wrecking ball by a group that wants to build a museum on the site.


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The Evolution of Automated Dispensing Technology

By Rhonda Mitchell
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From manually operated dispensers to robot-mounted valves, dispensing technology has come a long way in half a century.


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Happy Birthday, Erector Set!

By Austin Weber
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Without much fanfare, an old faithful friend of many aspiring young engineers recently turned 100—the humble Erector Set.


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The Golden Age of Toy Manufacturing

By Austin Weber
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Once upon a time, ASSEMBLY chronicled the toy industry on a regular basis. In fact, the magazine debuted the same year that the Hula Hoop ushered in the era of fad toys.


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The Assembly Line's Next 100 Years

By Austin Weber
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What will factories look like 100 years from now when the bicentennial of the moving assembly line is celebrated? Will people still be involved in the production process?


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The World in 1913

By Austin Weber
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When the moving assembly line debuted at Ford’s Highland Park factory 100 years ago, the world was becoming a smaller place, thanks to canals, flying machines, road maps and highways.


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The Moving Assembly Line Turns 100

Several mega-forces were behind Ford Motor Co.’s engineering milestone.
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This month marks the official celebration of the world’s first moving assembly line. On Oct. 7, 1913, 140 assemblers stationed along a 150-foot chassis line at a Ford Motor Co. plant just north of Detroit stood in place as the work came to them.


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Remembering a Lean Giant

By Austin Weber
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The late Eiji Toyoda was a giant in the world of lean manufacturing and quality control.


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Could Crowdsourcing Save Historic Ford Plant?

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DETROIT—A nonprofit community organization is launching an online crowd funding campaign to raise $125,000 to preserve parts of Ford Motor Co.’s historic Highland Park complex, where the moving assembly line was invented.


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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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