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The 2014 May Assembly includes a cover story about fuel cells plus much more. Check it out today!

Fuel Cells Get Ready for Prime Time

Engineers continue to tackle high-volume production challenges.
By Austin Weber
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Many experts tout fuel cells as one of the cleanest forms of green energy, because the devices reduce CO2 emissions and provide greater energy efficiency than combustion engines.


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How to Implement a Leak Detector

These tips will help you obtain accurate results with a helium-based leak detector.
By J.P. Deluca
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Selecting the right leak detector for a particular application can be confusing.


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Options for Curing UV Adhesives

Manufacturers still rely on traditional methods, but often enhance their systems with an LED light source.
By Jim Camillo
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New technology is often misunderstood. Manufacturers know this fact all too well.


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Automotive Applications for Assembly Presses

There are myriad applications for assembly presses in the automotive industry.
By John Sprovieri
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Automotive assembly most often conjures up images of welding robots and electric nutrunners. But, another technology is just as important for assembling a wide range of automotive components—presses.


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Tier 1 Automotive Supplier Takes Smarter Approach to Part ID, Traceability

By Jim Camillo
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Smart cameras are a standard vision-inspection tool for manufacturers in the auto industry, whether they’re a lower tier supplier or one of the Big 3.


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Oregon State Redefines Sustainable Manufacturing

By Austin Weber
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Being green and sustainable is trendy in all industries today. Unfortunately, many different definitions and concepts exist, which can be confusing to small- and medium-sized companies.


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Solar Powers Plant Equipment and Sustainability

By Jim Camillo
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Rising energy costs are forcing manufacturers to seek innovative ways to optimize energy consumption.


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Electronics OEM Stays Current, Productive With Potting Compound

By Jim Camillo
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Mentor, OH-based IT Plastics specializes in potting and encapsulation of electronic assemblies, sensitive circuitry and devices for OEMs, engineers and product-design firms. Founded in the late 1980s, the company excels in applications requiring polyurethane materials.


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Telecom Subassembler Calls 3M for Bonding Solutions

By Jim Camillo
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Versatile manufacturing has always been important to RS Coatings Ltd., based in Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK. Since opening its doors in 1999 as a division of masking-jig specialist RS Composites Ltd., the company has manufactured and coated plastic components in low, medium and high volumes for a wide range of customers.


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What's Behind the Epidemic of Automotive Recalls?

By John Sprovieri
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Massive recalls are fast becoming the norm in the auto industry.


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CMM streamlines production of composite structures for aircraft

By Jim Camillo
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Based in Hayden, ID, Unitech Composites and Structures (UCS) has been fabricating complex components for fixed and rotary wing aircraft since 1979.


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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 September Assembly includes articles about engine assembly plus much more. Check it out today!
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