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Whirlpool to Use Wind Turbines to Power Findlay Facility

FINDLAY, OH—Whirlpool Corp. is using wind energy to power its assembly plant here. Two wind turbines will supply approximately 22 percent of the plant’s electricity.

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Dyson to Build R&D Center

MALMESBURY, UK—Appliance manufacturer Dyson Ltd. is building a new R&D center here to support its growing electronics design activity.

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Hoffmann on Testing

Don’t be Dazzled by Claims of Superior Testing Software

If someone tells you his leak test system is superior because of its control software, kick the tires, so to speak. In many, if not most, applications, it is the hardware, not the software, that makes or breaks the ability to get high throughput without compromising gauge R&R.

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HVAC Manufacturer to Build Texas Assembly Plant

HOUSTON—Daikin Industries Ltd., a manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment, is planning to build a new $417 million assembly plant here.

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Lubricant Dispensing

Accurately placing just-enough oil or grease onto a part is easy with the right valve and lubricant-delivery system.

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Leak Testing Aluminum Castings

Helium-based leak detectors can quickly find even microscopic leaks in cast aluminum components.

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HVAC Manufacturer Seeks 200 Temp Assemblers

TYLER, TX—Applications will be taken Monday, Dec. 15, for more than 200 seasonal jobs at the Trane Heating and Air Conditioning assembly plant here. The factory needs temporary employees for second shift assembly positions.

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Capital Spending Survey: Assemblers Continue Investing

With the automotive and aerospace industries humming, our annual Capital Equipment Spending Survey predicts robust growth in investment.

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Functional Testing Moves Upstream

New tools allow engineers to conduct in-process verification.

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Safety Glove Cuts Incidence of Hand Injuries

The mid-1970s were a time of product expansion for the STIHL Group, which, until then, had focused solely on making chain saws.

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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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Welding: Principles & Practices

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

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