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2014 December

The 2014 December Assembly includes our Capital Spending Report plus much more. Check it out today!

Capital Spending Survey: Assemblers Continue Investing

With the automotive and aerospace industries humming, our annual Capital Equipment Spending Survey predicts robust growth in investment.


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What’s New With Robot End-Effectors

Innovative EOAT—ranging from magnetic grippers to micro tool changers—provides robots with many helping hands.


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Solving the Problems of Long-Stroke Linear Motion

Screw-driven linear actuators need extra support in long-stroke applications.


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New Technologies Shine at ASSEMBLY Show

Nearly 3,800 manufacturing professionals converged on Rosemont, IL, in October to see the latest assembly technology.


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Functional Testing Moves Upstream

New tools allow engineers to conduct in-process verification.


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Wide Bandgap Semiconductors Will Transform Electronic Products

Wide bandgap semiconductors will spur new demand for power electronics.


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Fast Prototyping Sweetens Baker’s Success

To most people, cupcakes are a pleasant treat or a momentary diversion. But to Freed’s Bakery, one of the largest cupcake makers in the United States, cupcakes are big business.


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To capture new markets, think disruptive innovation

Disruptive innovation devalues what made you successful.


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Safety Glove Cuts Incidence of Hand Injuries

The mid-1970s were a time of product expansion for the STIHL Group, which, until then, had focused solely on making chain saws.


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RFID Tags Provide Ultra Reliable Monitoring

Today’s car buyers typically order a number of custom options for their vehicles at the time of purchase. In turn, the automaker must identify and track each vehicle throughout the production process to ensure that all options are installed. Volvo Car Corp. uses RFID tags to meet this challenge.


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Test Chamber Quietly Ensures Auto Part Compliance

About 30 miles north of Detroit—in Auburn Hills, MI—the global automotive supplier Faurecia operates a unique research and design center.


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Save the Ex-Im Bank

If a federal agency helped reduce the trade deficit, increase U.S. manufacturing jobs, and returned a profit to the Treasury, you might think that was a good thing. Unfortunately, it’s not the case in topsy-turvy Washington.


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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, Bob Wood, president of ECI Spinnomatic, talks about his company’s newest product: a fully automated riveting cell equipped with a rotary indexing table, a six-axis robot, an orbital forming unit, and laser sensors. 

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2014 December

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