Test and Inspection Assembly

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

ARTICLES

Fire Leads to Evacuation of Mack Truck Assembly Plant

April 17, 2014

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, PA—Mack Trucks assembly plant here was evacuated Tuesday after a newly assembled truck caught fire at a test and inspection station.


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Hoffmann on Testing

Where Is Your Old School Technology?

April 10, 2014
There are times when leak testing experts advocate "going old school."
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Testing Automotive Wire Harnesses

Today’s testers can quickly perform continuity, hipot and component-specific tests on simple and complex harnesses.
April 1, 2014

 When watching an operator test an automotive wire harness, one is reminded of old-time photos and TV skits about telephone switchboard operators of the 1950s and 1960s. 


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Edmund Optics Accepting Applications for Technology Grants

March 3, 2014

BARRINGTON, NJ—Optical components supplier Edmund Optics is now accepting applications for its annual Educational Award. The company will supply optical components, worth $500 to $10,000, to 45 colleges and universities for research projects in optics and machine vision.


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Cameras Ensure Proper Design, Dynamics of Aircraft

March 1, 2014

Great advances have been made in computational fluid dynamics and flight-simulation programs. Yet, when it comes to aircraft and missile designs, no amount of modeling can replace real-world testing using wind tunnels.


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Sensor-Based Leak Detector Pays off for Bosch

March 1, 2014

Optimizing product quality is an ongoing challenge for all employees of Robert Bosch GmbH, the world’s largest supplier of automotive components. 


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Doerfer, Universal Robots Partner for Automated Assembly

February 6, 2014

NASHVILLE, TN—The Doerfer Cos. will integrate Universal Robotics’ software for artificial intelligence and 3D vision to create flexible parts feeders for automated assembly.


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RFID-equipped workcell provides complete traceability

February 1, 2014

 The miniaturization of consumer products presents a double challenge to machine builders.  


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Hoffmann on Testing

How Do We Overcome Language Barriers in a Global Marketplace?

December 5, 2013

Given the global marketplace, shouldn't manufacturing and test equipment be equipped with user-friendly controls with different language options?


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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

First Article Inspection Best Practices

5/6/14
Online

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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AUTOMATICA 2014

6/3/14
Messe Munich
Germany

 AUTOMATICA is the leading platform for automation and production-process innovations. It provides you with the world's largest range of robotics, assembly lines and machine-vision systems. Companies from all branches of industry find pioneering solutions here that allow them to manufacture higher-quality products more efficiently. 

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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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