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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These tips can help you avoid problems with ultrasonic welding.
Since the start of the Great Recession in 2008, many Tier 1 suppliers have either closed or downsized.
Welding allows engineers to join lightweight materials.
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.
Heavy equipment manufacturers increasingly prefer lockbolts because they offer quick installation and long-term joint stability.
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.Read More