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2014 March

The 2014 March Assembly includes a cover story about assembly line parts delivery plus much more. Check it out today!

GM Rethinks Line-Side Parts Delivery

Lean material handling saves space, boosts quality and improves productivity.


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Do You Need 3D Vision Guidance?

Simulation and testing are vital for determining the feasibility of 3D vision guidance in an application.


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Automatica Showcases European Automation

The latest technologies for robotics and automated assembly will be on display at the Automatica show June 3-6 in Munich, Germany.


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Potential Pitfalls in Ultrasonic Plastic Welding

These tips can help you avoid problems with ultrasonic welding.


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Visual Work Instructions and the Paperless Factory

Visual work instructions enable operators to be more flexible.


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Flexible Feeding for Assembly Automation

As high-mix, low-volume manufacturing increases, so does the need for flexible feeders.


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Automated Assembly System Installs Quad Rings

 Sensors verify that the rings have been installed correctly. 


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Missouri S&T Researchers Study Additive Manufacturing

By redesigning multipart components, such as fuel nozzles, ducting and valves, into one-piece components, engineers can reduce weight, simplify assembly and cut costs.


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3D Modeling and Simulation Software Helps Ford Manage Global Assembly

Until recently, the phrase “world at one’s fingertips” was merely a cliché. Google Earth technology, however, has turned the phrase into a challenge for individuals and businesses alike.


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3D Printer Aids in Manufacturing of Supersonic Car

Pencil-shaped, the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car aims to rewrite history in the summer of 2015. At that time, the car will attempt to reach a land speed of 1,000 mph—easily exceeding the world land speed record of 763 mph, set by its predecessor Thrust SSC on Oct. 15, 1997.


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Cameras Ensure Proper Design, Dynamics of Aircraft

Great advances have been made in computational fluid dynamics and flight-simulation programs. Yet, when it comes to aircraft and missile designs, no amount of modeling can replace real-world testing using wind tunnels.


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Safety Barriers Also Increase Productivity at Automotive Manufacturer

Since the start of the Great Recession in 2008, many Tier 1 suppliers have either closed or downsized.


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Sensor-Based Leak Detector Pays off for Bosch

Optimizing product quality is an ongoing challenge for all employees of Robert Bosch GmbH, the world’s largest supplier of automotive components. 


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What's a CEO worth?

On Jan. 15, Mary Barra took the wheel as CEO of General Motors, becoming the first woman to head a major global automaker. It’s a bold move for GM, and we wish Barra the best of luck. 


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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.

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The 2014 October Assembly includes our Assembly Plant of the Year winner plus much more. Check it out today!
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