Test and Inspection Assembly

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

ARTICLES

Auto Industry Shatters Recall Record

July 10, 2014

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

July 1, 2014

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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Dimensional Measurement System Improves Quality at Supplier of Watch Parts

July 1, 2014

Founded in 1854 as the Waterbury Clock Co., Timex Group USA is, and has been, America’s leading watchmaker for more than a century. The company’s watches are sold in more than 80 countries worldwide and manufactured in the Americas, Asia and Europe.


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Sensors for Automated Assembly

The typical multistation automated assembly system is equipped with myriad sensors.
June 3, 2014

Assembly machines are dumb. They can only do what they’re told, over and over again. Without a sense of sight or touch, they can’t know if parts or pallets are where they’re supposed to be.


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Automotive Applications for Assembly Presses

There are myriad applications for assembly presses in the automotive industry.
May 1, 2014

Automotive assembly most often conjures up images of welding robots and electric nutrunners. But, another technology is just as important for assembling a wide range of automotive components—presses.


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Tier 1 Automotive Supplier Takes Smarter Approach to Part ID, Traceability

May 1, 2014

Smart cameras are a standard vision-inspection tool for manufacturers in the auto industry, whether they’re a lower tier supplier or one of the Big 3.


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CMM streamlines production of composite structures for aircraft

May 1, 2014

Based in Hayden, ID, Unitech Composites and Structures (UCS) has been fabricating complex components for fixed and rotary wing aircraft since 1979.


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How to Implement a Leak Detector

These tips will help you obtain accurate results with a helium-based leak detector.
May 1, 2014

Selecting the right leak detector for a particular application can be confusing.


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What's Behind the Epidemic of Automotive Recalls?

May 1, 2014

Massive recalls are fast becoming the norm in the auto industry.


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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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EVENTS

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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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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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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