Welding Assembly

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

ARTICLES

Ultrasonic Welder Assembles Plastic Water Pitcher

Quality is just as important to consumers as the brand name.


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Lean Manufacturing and Flexible Assembly Are Ways of Life at Winnebago Industries

Lean production and vertical integration help the RV leader thrive.

"The Music Man” takes place in a Midwestern hamlet called River City. The town that it’s based on is Mason City, IA, and the river that flows through it is the Winnebago. If you follow that river a few miles west, you’ll end up in Forest City, which is home to another American classic: Winnebago motor homes.


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Hose Reels Are Key to Success in Trailer Manufacturing

A love for farming and serving farmers are what drove husband and wife Loren and Jean Van Wyk to found LDJ Manu-facturing in Pella, IA, in 1995.


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Adhesives Aid Body-in-White Assembly at VW

Although a global leader in mechanical and plant engineering, Dürr AG isn’t one to rest on its laurels. So in 2010 it acquired two adhesive technology companies (Rickert and Kleinmichel) to increase Dürr’s expertise in automotive body-in-white gluing technology.


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Robots Assemble Circuit Breakers

In the world of assembly, ABB is known primarily for its leading-edge industrial robots. But, there’s much more to this multinational corporation, which operates 300 manufacturing plants in 100 countries, has nearly 150,000 employees, and reported global revenue of $42 billion in 2013.


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Fuel Cells Get Ready for Prime Time

Engineers continue to tackle high-volume production challenges.

Many experts tout fuel cells as one of the cleanest forms of green energy, because the devices reduce CO2 emissions and provide greater energy efficiency than combustion engines.


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New Technologies for Stud Welding

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

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

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

These tips can help you avoid problems with ultrasonic welding.


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Safety Barriers Also Increase Productivity at Automotive Manufacturer

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


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EVENTS

Industry

Lightweight Vehicles Conference

10/29/14
http://www.lightweightvehiclesconference.com/
Cologne
Germany

For the automotive industry, engineered plastics are fast becoming the future. While new laws are being created to reduce emissions and fuel prices are rising, predictions suggest that by 2020 plastics will comprise 18 percent of the average vehicle's weight.

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FABTECH

11/11/14
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA
United States

North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, USA. The upcoming event is expected to cover more than 500,000 net square feet and anticipates over 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies.

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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.

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Anyone even thinking about advanced power tools needs to pick the brain of Eric Dees. He’s the Global Lean Business Process Leader for Ingersoll Rand Power Tools and Category Manager for their Assembly Tools Business.

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