Test and Inspection Assembly

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


Systems Integrator to Build Assembly Machines for Key Fobs

EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation Specialists has received a contract to supply three automated assembly machines to a Tier 1 automotive supplier. The machines will produce electronic key fobs.

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Hoffmann on Testing

Don’t be Dazzled by Claims of Superior Testing Software

If someone tells you his leak test system is superior because of its control software, kick the tires, so to speak. In many, if not most, applications, it is the hardware, not the software, that makes or breaks the ability to get high throughput without compromising gauge R&R.

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GM to Use Diaper Material to Improve Vehicle Heating

DETROIT—General Motors engineers are planning to use material from diapers to simulate snow in tests of vehicular heating systems.

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How to Respond to FDA Form 483

Manufacturers must react promptly or they risk getting a Warning Letter.

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Leak Testing Aluminum Castings

Helium-based leak detectors can quickly find even microscopic leaks in cast aluminum components.

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Are you ready for Industry 4.0?

In the latter part of the 18th century, the advent of water and steam power enabled manufacturers to transition from manual production to mechanized production. Historians know it as the Industrial Revolution, but let’s think of it as “Industry 1.0.”

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Test Chamber Quietly Ensures Auto Part Compliance

About 30 miles north of Detroit—in Auburn Hills, MI—the global automotive supplier Faurecia operates a unique research and design center.

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Capital Spending Survey: Assemblers Continue Investing

With the automotive and aerospace industries humming, our annual Capital Equipment Spending Survey predicts robust growth in investment.

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Functional Testing Moves Upstream

New tools allow engineers to conduct in-process verification.

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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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Featured Event Webinar

First Article Inspection Best Practices


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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Automate 2015

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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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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.


 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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2015 January

The 2015 January Assembly includes our report on Leak Testing Aluminum Castings plus much more. Check it out today!

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Welding: Principles & Practices

This text introduces students to a solid background in the basic principles and practices of welding.

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