Welding Assembly

Articles about the various technologies for welding, soldering and brazing metal and plastic parts.

ARTICLES

New Technologies for Stud Welding

New technologies for stud welding are enabling assemblers to reduce energy costs and boost throughput.
April 1, 2014

These days, manufacturers of all stripes are taking a closer at their energy consumption as a potential source of cost savings—even manufacturers of the largest, most expensive products in the world.


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Robots Rule at Toyota’s Motomachi Assembly Plant

March 7, 2014

YOKOHAMA, Japan—Ninety-six percent of the production process at Toyota’s Motomachi assembly plant is completed by robots. The plant employs 760 robots and produces one vehicle every 135 seconds.


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Potential Pitfalls in Ultrasonic Plastic Welding

March 1, 2014

These tips can help you avoid problems with ultrasonic welding.


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Safety Barriers Also Increase Productivity at Automotive Manufacturer

March 1, 2014

Since the start of the Great Recession in 2008, many Tier 1 suppliers have either closed or downsized.


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New Technology for Welding Aluminum

February 1, 2014

Welding allows engineers to join lightweight materials.


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Dust Collectors Breathe New Life Into Volvo’s Robotic Welding Cells

January 8, 2014

Dublin, VA, is well known for being named after Ireland’s most famous city. But it is best known as home to the largest Volvo Trucks manufacturing facility in the world.


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Lockbolts: An Alternative to Welding

January 8, 2014

Heavy equipment manufacturers increasingly prefer lockbolts because they offer quick installation and long-term joint stability.


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Robust Joint Design for Ultrasonic Welding of Medical Devices

January 7, 2014

While the concept of ultrasonic welding is simple, the process of designing a robust joint and developing an effective weld process can be quite complex.


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Systems Integrator Expands in Iowa

December 20, 2013

DAVENPORT, IA—Genesis Systems Group, a robotic integrator, has announced a $4.6 million capital investment that will add jobs and allow it to build more systems.


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Market for Welding Robots to Grow 5.73 Percent

December 9, 2013

DUBLIN—The worldwide market for welding robots is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 5.73 percent through 2016.


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EVENTS

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials 2014: Multi-Material Supply & Manufacturing Summit

4/23/14
London
United Kingdom

The past two years have seen rapid developments in automotive lightweighting efforts with the eagerly anticipated release of the BMW I Series, Mercedes S-Class, Lamborghini Aventator, McLaren P1 and the 420kg weight reduction of the Range Rover to name a few. With Aluminium and Carbon Fibre emerging as what seem to be the front runners in achieving lightweight results in luxury brands, it is still unclear which material combination will dominate the mass market.

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International Symposium on Advances in Resistance Welding

4/28/14
Atlanta, GA
United States

Technical conference on resistance welding topics presented by AWS and the Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA)

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Aluminum Conference

5/28/14
New Orleans, LA
United States

 The 17th Aluminum Welding Conference will feature a distinguished panel of aluminum-industry experts who will survey the state of the art in aluminum welding technology and practice. This conference also provides several opportunities for you to network informally with speakers and other participants, as well as to visit an exhibition showcasing products and services available to the aluminum welding industry. 

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Global Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Congress 2014

5/28/14
Detroit, MI
United States

The Global Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Congress 2014, taking place in Detroit on May 28-29, is the first congress to specifically focus on how OEMs are deciding on joining methods and how welding, bonding and riveting technologies are being cost effectively implemented to economically, rapidly and consistently join high strength steel, aluminium and carbon fiber composites in high volume vehicle manufacturing.

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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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