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The 2013 October Assembly includes a cover story on the Plant of the Year, as well as articles on threaded inserts, real-world welding, and more. Check it out today!
For decades, automotive engineers have looked to the aerospace industry for new ideas. Back in the 1930s and 1950s, Detroit was inspired by the sleek designs of innovative airplanes such as the Northrop Alpha and the Grumman F4F Wildcat.
When screws or bolts are threaded directly into plastic components, failures can occur due to stripped threads or plastic creep.
Making sure every crimp is a quality crimp is a critical function of all harness manufacturers. So critical, in fact, that many manufacturers mandate it within their own facilities or those of their suppliers to make sure each crimp meets all customer specifications.
According to many experts, 3D printing promises to revolutionize the way numerous products are designed and mass-produced.
When high-voltage cable assemblies and their connectors fail, it is generally catastrophic. This is because a dielectric breakdown has occurred.
This month marks the official celebration of the world’s first moving assembly line. On Oct. 7, 1913, 140 assemblers stationed along a 150-foot chassis line at a Ford Motor Co. plant just north of Detroit stood in place as the work came to them.
There are three reasons to attend trade shows: to learn about industry trends and new ways of doing things; to network with industry peers; and to see new technologies. This month’s Assembly Show will not disappoint on any of those fronts.
Letters matter to welders. A, B and C, for example, are grades that employers use to determine a welder’s current ability, work assignments and pay scale. Letter A is the highest grade, followed by B and C.
Interference fits, commonly referred to as press fits and shrink fits, are traditional methods for joining cylindrical parts.
In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration received more than 400,000 reports of adverse events related to medical devices. More than 12 percent of those events resulted in hospitalization.
It’s planning time. It’s time to define the projects, the resources, and the timelines for next year’s work.
RSS Manufacturing & Phylrich is a manufacturer of high-end plumbing fixtures and fittings for decorative faucets. It specializes in short-run production, with turnaround time as quick as 24 hours.
A designer and manufacturer of electrical components, Jiangsu Phono Electrical Co. Ltd. faces the ongoing challenge of creating high-quality and safe products at the lowest cost.
Fortune 500 manufacturers in the high-tech, electronics and communications industries have a no-nonsense approach to their equipment.
The DeWalt Industrial Tool Co. is well-known for its high-quality power tools and accessories used in manufacturing, construction and woodworking.