Green Manufacturing Assembly

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


3D Printer to Facilitate Research on Alternatives to Rare-Earth Elements

April 17, 2014

AMES, IA—The Critical Materials Institute here has a installed a 3D printer to facilitate research on alternatives to rare-earth elements and other critical materials for clean energy.

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Wind Turbines Help Power Honda Assembly Plant

April 9, 2014

RUSSELLS POINT, OH—Honda’s transmission assembly plant here will get approximately 10 percent of its electricity from a pair of on-site wind turbines.

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Toyota’s Kentucky Assembly Plant to Get Power from Landfill Gas

March 26, 2014

GEORGETOWN, KY—Toyota’s assembly plant here will get some of its electricity from locally generated landfill gas.

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New Elevator Factory Is Environmentally Friendly

February 28, 2014

HANOVER, PA—Schindler Elevator Corp.’s newly opened assembly plant here has earned LEED Gold certification for energy and environmental design from the U.S. Green Buildings Council.

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New Web Site Addresses Energy Challenges in Manufacturing

February 13, 2014

VERNON HILLS, IL—Mitsubishi Electric Automation has launched a Web site to address the energy challenges faced by the manufacturing sector. The site provides tools, white papers and energy reduction solutions for a variety of manufacturing industries.

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Wind Turbines to Power Honda Assembly Plant

January 15, 2014

RUSSELLS POINT, OH—Honda will begin operating two new wind turbines at its transmission assembly plant here. The turbines are expected to provide about 10 percent of the plant’s electricity and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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Daimler Truck Assembly Plant Lauded for Environmental Practices

December 23, 2013

CLEVELAND, NC—The NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources has recognized the Daimler Trucks assembly plant here as an Environmental Steward.

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GM’s NY Assembly Plant Goes Landfill-Free

December 5, 2013

ROCHESTER, NY—Perseverance and creativity enabled a 75-year old GM assembly plant here to go landfill-free. The journey took four years and included seven attempts to recycle a challenging oily filter sludge generated from a machining operation.

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Apple’s New U.S. Factory to Run on Renewable Energy

November 12, 2013

MESA, AZ—Apple’s new factory under construction here will run entirely on renewable energy when it opens.

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Ford Boosts Dry Machining Capability

October 25, 2013

DEARBORN, MI—As part of its commitment to sustainability, Ford Motor Co. has added near-dry-machining technology to six plants globally—a number that will nearly double in the next few years.

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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, the hosts of Manufacturing Revival Radio sit down with Adam Malofsky, Ph.D., president and CEO of Bioformix to discuss his company’s innovative, energy-saving adhesives and polymers, which cure without the need for heat or light. 

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Welding: Principles & Practices

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