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The 2012 January Assembly includes a cover story about medical device assemblers and lean logic, as well as columns by John Sprovieri and Austin Weber. Check it out today!

Prescribing a Dose of Lean Logic

Medical device assemblers are slowly adopting lean manufacturing principles.
By Austin Weber
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Over the last decade, lean manufacturing has been prescribed as a cure-all in a wide variety of industries.


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What’s New in (and Unique About) CAs?

By Jim Camillo
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Say “Krazy Glue” to someone outside the adhesives and assembly industry and you’re likely to get them thinking of the decades-old commercial of the construction worker stuck to, and dangling from, a high-rise steel beam.


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Dispensers for Thin Materials

By Jim Camillo
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Equip your dispensing system with the proper syringe or valve to ensure accurate, consistent and clog-free material placement.


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Designing an Ergonomic Cable-tie Tool

By John Sprovieri
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Lots of tool makers say their products are ergonomic. Few of them actually prove it.


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Noncontact Connectivity

By John Sprovieri
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A new technology from TE Connectivity could change how power and data are transferred in robots, conveyors and other manufacturing equipment.


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Running on Automatic

By Austin Weber
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New equipment addresses changeover and repeatability issues.


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Get Objective for Vehicle Dynamics Testing

By Martin Ammann
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A variety of hightech sensors can give automakers objective data for assessing vehicle performance.


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Considerations for Permanent Part Assembly

By Sean S. Cumming
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Numerous riveting and forming processes enable manufacturers to cost-effectively improve product strength and aesthetics.


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Opposition Mounts to Tax on Medical Devices

By John Sprovieri
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“Implementation of the medical device tax will cost our economy thousands of high-paying jobs.” —Gail Rodriguez, MITA


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Ohio State Tackles Assembly Line Ergonomics

By Austin Weber
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Rising health care costs are one of the biggest challenges facing the American auto industry today.


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Management Software Keeps Fiat WCM Initiatives on Track

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This past June, Chrysler Group LLC announced that its World Class Manufacturing (WCM) Academy had generated more than $1 million in savings after only six months.


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Electrical Connector Manufacturer Presses on at Age 119

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When ILSCO Corp. first opened its doors in 1894 in Cincinnati, the company manufactured incandescent lights and stoves.


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Adhesive Strengthens and Waterproofs Paddle Boards

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Avid sportsmen, Mark Castlow and Jimbo Meador grew up on the water—Castlow on Florida’s east coast and Meador in Alabama.


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International Collaboration Pays off for Israel Manufacturer

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Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Netafim Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of professional irrigation systems and drip irrigation technology.


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Mixed Messages for Manufacturing

By John Sprovieri
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Looking back on the campaign, it was refreshing to hear candidates from both parties tout the importance of U.S. manufacturing.


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Latest Pneumatic Controls Increase Assembly Capabilities

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The hub features point-to-point technology.


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