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Optimizing Parts Bin Layout

Engineers must minimize excessive movement while maximizing productivity.
May 1, 2013

Parts bins have been synonymous with assembly lines ever since the mass-production process was pioneered by Ford Motor Co. engineers 100 years ago.


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Flow Racks Clear Growth Path for Canadian Auto Plant

The flow racks allow TTA to make incremental improvements to its storage systems.
May 1, 2013

Based in Somerset, KY, Toyotetsu America (TTA) is an automotive stamping division of Toyota. TTA operates several plants, including one in Sincoe, ON, since 2007. There, workers stamp metal frame parts for cars such as the RAV4, Corol-la and Lexus.


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Flow-Through Workstations Drive Production at Automotive Plant

September 4, 2012
Flexibility and efficiency are essential to the success of an automotive parts manufacturer, as its OEM customers are always adding new products and updating standards.


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Assembly in Action: Servo Drives Ease Integration of Welding Robots

April 2, 2012
Designing and manufacturing high-bay warehouses is a specialty of SSI Schäfer, a German international logistics compa-ny. These warehouses feature welded steel beams that are used as horizontal load carriers in shelving systems.


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Assembly in Action: Lean Approach to Work Flow Delivers Numerous Benefits

April 2, 2012
Every day, Ossur Americas assem-bles and ships more than 800 cervical collar packages from its 52,000-square-foot facility in Paulsboro, NJ, to users worldwide. The company also develops, manufactures and assembles millions of prosthetics and other novel medical devices annually at the facility.


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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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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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Welding: Principles & Practices

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