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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.

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?

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

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

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

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Noncontact Connectivity

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

New equipment addresses changeover and repeatability issues.

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Get Objective for Vehicle Dynamics Testing

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

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Considerations for Permanent Part Assembly

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The hub features point-to-point technology.

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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.


 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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