- SPECIAL REPORTS
Plastic squeeze bottles for water or Gatorade are ubiquitous at sporting events around the world. Hundreds of millions of them are produced annually.
There are three reasons to attend trade shows: to learn about industry trends and new ways of doing things; to network with industry peers; and to see new technologies. This month’s Assembly Show will not disappoint on any of those fronts.
When screws or bolts are threaded directly into plastic components, failures can occur due to stripped threads or plastic creep.
A designer and manufacturer of electrical components, Jiangsu Phono Electrical Co. Ltd. faces the ongoing challenge of creating high-quality and safe products at the lowest cost.
WASHINGTON—The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded two grants totaling $7.4 million to fund research projects aimed at improving the rapidly developing field of additive manufacturing.
ROCKY HILL, CT—Henkel Corp. will host two seminars on adhesives for medical device assembly. The seminars will be held Sept. 19, in Novi, MI, and Oct. 1 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY—Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems Inc. plans to build a $29 million assembly plant here, creating 155 jobs.
LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany—BASF plans to spend millions of euros to develop new thermoplastic and thermoset composites for lightweight vehicles. The company predicts OEMs can reduce vehicle weight by up to 220 pounds by using short-fiber-reinforced plastics in seats, oil pans, cross beams, air intake manifolds, engine mounts and structural inserts.
LAKEWOOD, NJ—Aquatherm Industries Inc., a manufacturer of solar pool heaters, has released a six-minute video offering a behind-the-scenes look at its entire manufacturing process: from molding to final assembly.
A lot can happen in 0.5 second, especially in the world of assembly. One or more rivets can be simultaneously inserted. Multiple beads of adhesive can be dispensed. And two thermoplastic pieces can be ultrasonically welded into a usable part.