Test and Inspection Assembly

Articles about vision systems, leak testers and other technologies for testing and inspecting parts and assemblies.

ARTICLES

Can Quality Be Saved?

While manufacturers agree that the quality revolution that began in the 1980s is a good thing, quality does not seem to have improved as a result.


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BMW Tests Google Glass for Quality Assurance in Production

SPARTANBURG, SC—BMW is running a pilot project at its assembly plant here to determine whether the Google Glass wearable computer could improve workflow in quality assurance.


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A Look at the Newbies at This Year's ASSEMBLY Show

First-time exhibitors and assembly-guidance products make the second ASSEMBLY Show worth remembering.


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Torque Testing Equipment

Regular calibration with torque testing equipment keeps fastening tools accurate on the line.

Assemblers know that practice makes perfect when it comes to properly operating a fastening tool. They also know the importance of tool preparation, which includes torque testing and calibration.


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2014 Assembly Plant of the Year

Assembly Plant of the Year: STIHL Stays a Cut Above the Competition

Flexible assembly lines and vertical integration thrive in Virginia Beach.

What do lumberjacks, landscapers and homeowners have in common? They all rely on chain saws, trimmers and leaf blowers produced by STIHL Group.


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Sales of Machine Vision Systems Set Record

ANN ARBOR, MI—Total sales of machine vision components and systems increased 11 percent to $1.04 billion in the first half of 2014, according to the AIA, the industry’s trade group. This is the best first half performance by the North American machine vision market since the AIA began tracking quarterly statistics in 2009.


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Johnson Controls Opens New Crash Test Facility

PLYMOUTH, MI—Johnson Controls has opened a new state-of-the-art crash test facility at its automotive seating headquarters here.


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Vision System IDs Part Codes Superfast

Product traceability is essential for every automotive supplier, regardless of its specialty. International supplier Continental Automotive Group, for example, requires traceability of all of its products, including parts for brake systems, power trains, chassis, tires and vehicle electronics.


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Auto Industry Shatters Recall Record

WASHINGTON—With six months left in 2014, automakers have already recalled more vehicles in the United States than in any other year on record.


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Automated Inspection Delivers Quality PCBs

Canadian-based PCB manufacturer Candor Industries Inc. is well known in the industry for its ability to produce prototype standard circuit boards very quickly—often within 24 hours. More complex prototypes can be completed in three days and be in full production within 10.


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EVENTS

Featured Event Webinar

First Article Inspection Best Practices

5/6/14
Online

On-Demand   This webinar will highlight the ease of both repeat inspection and once-over parts by utilizing Portable Coordinate Measuring Machines (PCMM) and the automation functions of industry leading software.

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Industry

IPC APEX EXPO

2/24/15
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA
United States
Contact: Eboni Garner

"I NEED IT NOW" drives the electronics industry. Upgrades in technology + knowledge drive "NOW."

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Industry

Automate 2015

3/23/15
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
United States

Automation is helping companies in every industry become stronger global competitors. To succeed, you need the right solution providers, the right technology, and the right expertise. Automate 2015 will provide it all and more!

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Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

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, 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 2014 November Assembly includes "New Materials Energize Sporting Goods Industry" plus much more. Check it out today!

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Welding: Principles & Practices

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