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The 2014 February Assembly includes a cover story about Human-Robot Collaboration plus much more. Check it out today!

Human-Robot Collaboration Comes of Age

By Austin Weber
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New safety rules and technology allow side-by-side workcells.


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New Technology for Linear Motion

By John Sprovieri
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Engineers have many options for straight-line motion.


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What's New With Screws

By Jim Camillo
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Innovative drive, thread and head designs quicken bit engagement, prevent cross-threading and resist vibration.


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New Technology for Welding Aluminum

By Austin Weber
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Welding allows engineers to join lightweight materials.


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ERP software continues rapid growth of Ideal Power

By Jim Camillo
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Although only 7 years old, Ideal Power (IP) is a major player in the multibillion-dollar electronic-power-converter market.


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Simplicity isn't simple

By Dr. Mike Shipulski
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Engineers don’t know how to reduce part counts.


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Fastener manufacturer presses on with servo-driven machine

By Jim Camillo
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When K.A. Swanstrom founded Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp. in 1942, he did so with a revolutionary new product: a self-clinching fastener that provides load-carrying threads in metal sheets too thin to be tapped.


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RFID-equipped workcell provides complete traceability

By Jim Camillo
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 The miniaturization of consumer products presents a double challenge to machine builders.  


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Investing in infrastructure

By John Sprovieri
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Last month, I fulfilled a boyhood dream and visited Tanzania on safari. It was unforgettable, but I must say, there is nothing like visiting another country to make you appreciate home.


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CHIMP driven to win DARPA robotics challenge

By Jim Camillo
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Last December, U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) hosted the trials of its first ever Robotics Challenge at the Homestead Speedway in Miami, FL. 


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