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Heavy equipment manufacturers increasingly prefer lockbolts because they offer quick installation and long-term joint stability.
Blades might not get much attention, but they’re crucial for quality wire stripping and cutting. The challenge is selecting the right blade for each wire.
Crimp quality detection systems are a great tool, if they’re used correctly.
Threaded rivet plays pivotal role for Invis-A-Rack folding cargo rack for pickup trucks.
A new servo-driven system could change how engineers think about continuous motion assembly.
While the concept of ultrasonic welding is simple, the process of designing a robust joint and developing an effective weld process can be quite complex.
Automakers, suppliers, universities and government labs around the world are scrambling to develop self-driving vehicles.
As U.S. furniture manufacturers revamp domestic production after more than a decade of offshoring, they need help implementing state-of-the-art assembly lines. Many of those companies are seeking assistance from the Franklin Furniture Institute at Mississippi State University.
China’s auto industry is booming, and one company faced with the challenge of keeping up is Yanfeng Visteon Nanjing Automotive Trim Systems Co. Ltd. Founded in 2010, Yanfeng Visteon develops and manufactures a wide range of interior trim components, including dashboards, cockpit systems and consoles.
Workplace ergonomics is important to AUMA Reister GmbH & Co. KG, an international manufacturer of electric valve actuators and valve gearboxes for 50 years. This is because its workers often need to handle large or heavy components of these products.
Aerospace manufacturers and researchers worldwide face several ongoing challenges. One is moving older satellites to their graveyard orbit to minimize space debris and ensure they don’t collide with operational spacecraft.
Dublin, VA, is well known for being named after Ireland’s most famous city. But it is best known as home to the largest Volvo Trucks manufacturing facility in the world.
Some manufacturers do more than just practice lean manufacturing. They help other manufacturers achieve it. A good example is Hamilton Caster & Manufacturing Co., which recently helped Cummins Inc. improve lean practices at one of its engine manufacturing plants in South Carolina.
On Nov. 13, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) overwhelmingly rejected a contract offer from Boeing that would have kept manufacturing of the company’s new 777X jet in Washington state.