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Articles about assembly technologies and trends in the appliance industry.


Personalized Production: The ‘Brilliant Factory’ Will Match Right Parts With Right Tools

FAIRFIELD, CT—Henry Ford was fond of saying that “nothing was particularly hard if you divided it into small jobs.” He followed his own advice, built the world’s first large-scale assembly lines that cranked out millions of Model Ts every year, and left his competitors in the dust. GE engineers are now taking Ford’s advice to the extreme and breaking down the factory into even smaller pieces: bits and bytes.

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Huge Fire Erupts at GE Appliance Park

LOUISVILLE, KY—A huge fire engulfed a warehouse Friday at General Electric’s Appliance Park here. The cause of the fire, which burned for more than a day, is still being determined, but it occurred as storms and lightning hit the area.

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U.S. Unions Poised for Comeback

LOS ANGELES—After years of avoiding confrontation, the U.S. labor movement is reasserting itself. From the car plants of Detroit to the ports of Los Angeles, unions are demanding payback for sacrifices they say helped revive the economy.

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Upper Midwest Design-2-Part Show

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
United States

The Upper Midwest Design-2-Part Show features hundreds of American job shops and contract manufacturing experts showcasing their skills for producing custom and stock parts, components, design, prototypes, assemblies, and much more. Meet face-to-face with regional and national suppliers and get the answers you need on the spot. Improve your quality, shorten delivery times, and reduce costs in just a few hours.

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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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The 2015 May Assembly includes our cover story on Lean Lifts Assembly at Toyota plus much more. Check it out today!

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Welding: Principles & Practices

This text introduces students to a solid background in the basic principles and practices of welding.

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