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ARTICLES

The Cost of Spending Too Little

Is it possible that a lower cost option could be more expensive?
April 1, 2014

We’re all aware of the consequences of paying too much.


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Framing Forms Backbone of Medical Device Manufacturing

April 1, 2014

 As orthopedic and medical device technology evolves, so do the manufacturing processes of industry leaders like Acumed. 


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Automotive Supplier Creates Carousel Assembly Line From Modular Components

The carousel system consists of eight carts hitched together.
April 1, 2014

When founded in 1925, Hollingsworth Logistics Group (HLG) was one of the world’s first expediters of auto parts.


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How To Build Stronger Structures In Less Time, Convey Difficult To Handle Totes and Products, and Stop Using Your Factory Floor as a Warehouse

March 5, 2014

 Creform, the original pipe & joint material handling system helps assemblers be more productive and lower overall material handling costs by offering them a variety of unique products. 


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How To Select a Rotary actuator

March 5, 2014

Rotary actuators are standard, engineered components used in automation applications to increase system flexibility by adding an axis of rotation.


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GM Rethinks Line-Side Parts Delivery

March 1, 2014

Lean material handling saves space, boosts quality and improves productivity.


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Visual Work Instructions and the Paperless Factory

March 1, 2014

Visual work instructions enable operators to be more flexible.


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Simplicity isn't simple

February 1, 2014

Engineers don’t know how to reduce part counts.


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Smooth-Rolling Carts Deliver Parts to Assembly Line at Cummins Engine Factory

January 7, 2014

 Some manufacturers do more than just practice lean manufacturing. They help other manufacturers achieve it. A good example is Hamilton Caster & Manufacturing Co., which recently helped Cummins Inc. improve lean practices at one of its engine manufacturing plants in South Carolina. 


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What’s New in Manufacturing Software

December 1, 2013

Using software to optimize assembly processes is passé. Manufacturers now have the tools to ensure error-free production, increase line flexibility and minimize PC dependence.


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EVENTS

Root Cause Analysis

4/3/14
TBD
P.O. Box 8
Charlotte, NY
United States
Contact: Ben Marguglio

Upon seminar completion, one will be able to significantly reduce the recurrence of quality, safety or environmental problems

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Measure Up for Success

5/6/14
Delta Meadowvale Hotel
Mississauga
Canada

The conference, held May 6-8 at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, promises attendees the opportunity to connect with peers, participate in valuable learning experiences and bring home proven process-excellence solutions.

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2014 International Forum on DFMA

6/4/14
Providence, RI
United States

The 2014 International Forum on DFMA explores how product simplification and early cost estimating fundamentally lead to major improvements in design and manufacturing and, ultimately, to business profits. With those gains established, DFMA can also help companies to effectively pursue “Build Where You Sell” and domestic reshoring strategies.

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Multimedia

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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.

Podcasts

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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