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The 2015 January Assembly includes our report on Leak Testing Aluminum Castings plus much more. Check it out today!

Leak Testing Aluminum Castings

Helium-based leak detectors can quickly find even microscopic leaks in cast aluminum components.


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Workstations: Drawers vs. Shelving

Flexible drawer storage cabinets can save time and floor space.


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Harness Design Do's and Don'ts

As wiring schematics become increasingly complex, engineers can’t afford to make mistakes.


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Lubricant Dispensing

Accurately placing just-enough oil or grease onto a part is easy with the right valve and lubricant-delivery system.


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Aluminum Welding Made Easier

New technologies are making MIG welders a good option for joining aluminum.


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Postponement Helps Sensor Maker Thrive

To reduce its inventory costs, Dynisco needed to change how it designed and assembled its products.


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Automating the Riveting Process

Plenty of options are available for semi- or fully automatic riveting.


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How to Respond to FDA Form 483

Manufacturers must react promptly or they risk getting a Warning Letter.


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Automotive Assembly: The Future Looks Bright for Smart Headlights

The first low-beam headlights appeared on automobiles 100 years ago. Today, engineers are scrambling to develop a new generation of smart headlights that will soon make traditional products as obsolete as kerosene lanterns.


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UC San Diego Lab Delves Into Wearable Electronics

Engineers are integrating thin, flexible electronics and sensors into belts, glasses, headgear, jewelry, shirts, shoes, watches and a wide variety of other products.


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Transmission Supplier Gets Lean With Logistics

GETRAG has been the world’s largest supplier of transmission systems for passenger cars and commercial vehicles for several years.


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Connectors Rescue Fireboat Harness Assembly

When there is smoke on the water—and fire in the sky—port authorities rely on fast fireboats to come to the rescue.


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Crane Lifts Spacecraft to New Heights

On Sept. 18, 2013, the unmanned Cygnus cargo spacecraft was launched into orbit for the first time. Shortly thereafter, it reached and docked with the International Space Station (ISS).


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Welding cell a productivity boom for crane manufacturer

Although it’s one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction machinery, the Liebherr Group believes strongly in decentralization.


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Are you ready for Industry 4.0?

In the latter part of the 18th century, the advent of water and steam power enabled manufacturers to transition from manual production to mechanized production. Historians know it as the Industrial Revolution, but let’s think of it as “Industry 1.0.”


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