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Lighting Manufacturer Opens New Assembly Plant

OAKLAND, NJ—Amerlux, a manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting, has relocated to a new 200,000-square-foot assembly plant here. The company plans to boost its workforce by 40 percent.


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GE to Build Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Pennsylvania

FINDLAY TOWNSHIP, PA—GE will invest $32 million to build a new facility here to drive innovation and implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies across the company. The facility will initially employ 50.


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Vision-Guided Robots Improve Nut Welding

Machine vision lends flexibility to robotic welding cell

Weld nuts are installed on steel plates or sheets to provide firm, fixed threads for a mating screw or bolt.


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Fasteners vs. Vibration

Manufacturers rely on specialty bolts, nuts and threadlockers to keep fasteners tight and immune to vibration.

Every year, fans of the Winter X games see snowmobile racers battle the elements and the laws of gravity to perform amazing feats—including long distance jumps and double back flips. What the fans don’t see is the ongoing battle between fasteners and vibration within every bolted joint of the snowmobile.


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Wire Harnesses for Appliances

Wire harnesses for appliances must be designed to resist heat, vibration, water, chemicals and other factors.


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2014 Assembly Plant of the Year

Assembly Plant of the Year: STIHL Stays a Cut Above the Competition

Flexible assembly lines and vertical integration thrive in Virginia Beach.

What do lumberjacks, landscapers and homeowners have in common? They all rely on chain saws, trimmers and leaf blowers produced by STIHL Group.


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Ultrasonic Welder Assembles Plastic Water Pitcher

Quality is just as important to consumers as the brand name.


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Producing in Synch With Sales

Manufacturers have two opposite ways of equipping factories to respond quickly to customer demand.

There are two opposite ways to equip factories to respond quickly to downstream customer orders: One way is for sequential production, and the other is for concurrent production. Both draw heavily from best practices in lean manufacturing.


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Assembly With Rivet Nuts

New fastener and tool designs are increasing the utility of rivet nuts.

Automakers are increasingly using hydroformed metal tubing in vehicular structures. Compared with stamped and welded metal parts, hydroformed parts weigh less, cost less, and have a higher stiffness-to-weight ratio.


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Freezer Manufacturer Expands in Kentucky

ELKTON, KY— Custom Cooler Inc., a manufacturer of custom coolers and freezers, investing $5.8 million to build a new assembly plant here, creating 75 jobs.


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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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 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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Welding: Principles & Practices

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