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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.
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.
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.
DUBLIN—The worldwide market for welding robots is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 5.73 percent through 2016.
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.Read More
Technical conference on resistance welding topics presented by AWS and the Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA)Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More