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Could Your Assembly Operation Benefit From Robots?

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


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How To Reduce Vehicle Weight with Aluminum and Flow Drilling

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 Weight reduction has become the focus of attention for most if not all major automotive OEM’s such as Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Jaguar, Porsche, BMW, VW, GM, and Ford. 


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How To Self Program and Robotically Fasten Multiple Parts on One Assembly Machine

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In tough economic times it is even more important to find efficient, cost effective ways to improve assembly processes and to make sure they save you time and money.


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How To Utilize Advancements in Automated Screwdriving

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The increase in miniaturization in the electronic as well as the non-electronic industries has resulted in a need for assembly of miniaturized devices with tight constraints on the installation conditions.


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Robotic Screwdriving Mistakes to Avoid

By Austin Weber
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Robotic screwdriving offers numerous advantages to manufacturers, such as flexibility and repeatability. However, it’s easy to underestimate the requirements of automation. Sometimes, engineers specify the wrong type of robot or overlook parts feeding issues.


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Is Robotic Screwdriving Right for You?

By Austin Weber
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Several issues need to be addressed before there will be more widespread use of robotic screwdriving. Cost, robot design, training, culture and other factors must be considered by manufacturing engineers.


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Colleague Robot Ensures Flawless Car Seat Assembly

At Lear Corp.’s production facility in Besigheim, Germany, multiple shifts of workers assemble car seats just-in-time.
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Assemblers must work quickly while meeting strict quality requirements.


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Robots Are Ready for Reshoring

Robotic screwdriving offers a flexible alternative to offshore production.
By Austin Weber
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Manufacturers in many industries are reshoring their assembly lines. Several factors are behind this phenomenon, including the ability to automate assembly tasks that traditionally used manual or semiautomated fastening equipment.


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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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Tim Hutzel, President, Tim Hutzel American Business Services and Dave Lippert, President, Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co have deep and unique perspectives on reshoring. That’s the primary reason they’ve been invited to deliver the keynote address at 2014’s The ASSEMBLY Show.

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