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The Assembly Blog is written by our team of editors and industry experts. It provides thought-provoking opinions on issues and trends in manufacturing, as wells tips, tricks and suggestions for implementing assembly technology.

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Aerospace Assembly

Articles about assembly technologies and trends in the aerospace industry.

Appliance Assembly

Articles about assembly technologies and trends in the appliance industry.

Automotive Assembly

Articles about assembly technologies and trends in the automotive industry.

Medical Devices Assembly

Articles about assembly technologies and trends in the medical device industry.

DFMA Assembly

Articles about how to design products for efficient manufacture and assembly.

Green Manufacturing Assembly

Articles about energy-efficiency, landfill-free manufacturing and other green topics.

Lean Manufacturing Assembly

Articles about how to eliminate waste and continuously improve your assembly operation.

Machinery Assembly

Articles about assembly technologies and trends in the machinery industry.

Electronics Assembly

Articles about assembly technologies and trends in the electronics industry.

Adhesives Assembly

Articles about epoxies, cyanoacrylates and other adhesives.

Assembly Presses

Articles about pneumatic, hydraulic and servo-electric assembly presses.

Automated Assembly

Articles about high-speed, multistation automated assembly systems.

Dispensing Assembly

Articles about the technology for dispensing and curing adhesives, solder paste and other fluids.

Motion Control

For a product to be assembled successfully, it’s essential to move the right parts, to the right place, in the right orientation, at the right time. Motion control technology makes that happen.

Screwdriving and Riveting Assembly

Articles about threaded and nonthreaded fasteners and the equipment for installing them.

Plastics Assembly

Articles about the various techniques for assembly plastic parts, including ultrasonic welding, snap-fits and threaded fasteners.

Robotics Assembly

Articles about Cartesian, SCARA and other robots, as well as peripheral equipment, such as grippers.

Test and Inspection Assembly

Articles about vision systems, leak testers and other technologies for testing and inspecting parts and assemblies.

Welding Assembly

Articles about the various technologies for welding, soldering and brazing metal and plastic parts.

Wire Processing Assembly

Articles about stripping, cutting, crimping, assembling and testing wire and cable.

Workstations Assembly

Articles about workstations and ergonomics for the assembly line.

Assembly in Action

Short items explaining how manufacturers are using assembly technology to solve problems or improve processes.

Automation Profiles

Detailed profiles of real-world multistation automated assembly systems.

Fastening Threads

Our nationally known expert discusses issues and trends in assembly with threaded fasteners.

Medical Device Assembly

Short reports on issues affecting medical device manufacturers.

On Campus

Articles about manufacturing research being conducted at the nation's top engineering schools.

Shipulski on Design

Our nationally known expert offers his unique take on how to improve assembly designs.

The Editorial

Commentary on issues and events of interest to manufacturers.


Articles about technologies and trends in motion control systems for assembly automation.

Plant of the Year

In-depth profiles of the winners of our annual "Assembly Plant of the Year" contest.

Capital Spending

Our annual study of what assembly technologies manufacturers are buying and how much their spending on them.

State of the Profession

Our annual look at the workplace trends and salaries of assembly professionals.


Our advertisers explain how their technologies can improve your product or assembly line.

Assembly Breaking News

Manufacturing headlines from across the country and around the world.

Product of the Week

Click here each week for a brief description of a new and innovative assembly technology.

White Papers

Click here to browse informative reports from our advertisers on new assembly technologies.



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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.


 Live from The ASSEMBLY Show, Bob Wood, president of ECI Spinnomatic, talks about his company’s newest product: a fully automated riveting cell equipped with a rotary indexing table, a six-axis robot, an orbital forming unit, and laser sensors. 

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