Welding Assembly

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

ARTICLES

Adhesives Aid Body-in-White Assembly at VW

July 1, 2014

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

June 3, 2014

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.
May 1, 2014

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.
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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EVENTS

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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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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