Assembly in Action

Short items explaining how manufacturers are using assembly technology to solve problems or improve processes.

ARTICLES

Olympians Take 3D Printing to the Hilt

April 1, 2014

Participating in the Olympics provides an athlete with a lifetime of memories.


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Inspection Program Ensures Safety of Factory Cranes

April 1, 2014

Ambridge (PA) Regional Distribution and Manufacturing Center is a well-established industrial park.


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Framing Forms Backbone of Medical Device Manufacturing

April 1, 2014

 As orthopedic and medical device technology evolves, so do the manufacturing processes of industry leaders like Acumed. 


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Orange County Choppers Presses Deeper Into Motorcycle Assembly

April 1, 2014

 American TV viewers are very familiar with Orange County Choppers (OCC), a custom and production motorcycle manufacturer based in Newburgh, NY.  


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Speed Rivets Improve Assembly of Turbochargers

April 1, 2014

Located in the small town of Strakonice, Czech Republic, is CZ a.s., one of the leading suppliers to the automotive industry in Eastern Europe.


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Automotive Supplier Creates Carousel Assembly Line From Modular Components

The carousel system consists of eight carts hitched together.
April 1, 2014

When founded in 1925, Hollingsworth Logistics Group (HLG) was one of the world’s first expediters of auto parts.


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3D Modeling and Simulation Software Helps Ford Manage Global Assembly

March 1, 2014

Until recently, the phrase “world at one’s fingertips” was merely a cliché. Google Earth technology, however, has turned the phrase into a challenge for individuals and businesses alike.


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3D Printer Aids in Manufacturing of Supersonic Car

March 1, 2014

Pencil-shaped, the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car aims to rewrite history in the summer of 2015. At that time, the car will attempt to reach a land speed of 1,000 mph—easily exceeding the world land speed record of 763 mph, set by its predecessor Thrust SSC on Oct. 15, 1997.


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Cameras Ensure Proper Design, Dynamics of Aircraft

March 1, 2014

Great advances have been made in computational fluid dynamics and flight-simulation programs. Yet, when it comes to aircraft and missile designs, no amount of modeling can replace real-world testing using wind tunnels.


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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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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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