Assembly in Action

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

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Robot Transfer Unit Adds Flexibility to Machining Production

Methods Machine Tools has built top-notch automation equipment in North America since the late 1950s. It has seven regional technical centers across the United States, including one in Wixom, MI, that focuses on automotive applications.


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3D Printer Expands Lab’s Prototyping Capabilities

Arenas and other large venues rely on high-tech displays to produce the best show possible for an audience. The show must go on, as the saying goes, so reliability is paramount.


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Printers Keep Pipe Production on the Mark

Industrial, commercial and residential builders have relied on Uponor Inc.’s cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) pipe for more than 30 years.


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Ultrasonic Welder Assembles Plastic Water Pitcher

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


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Vermeer Gets Leaner With OEE

By the late 1940s, many U.S. manufacturers began creating and building products for the post-WWII economy.


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Linear Encoder Limits Variation of Plane Parts

Regardless of its size, an airplane part needs to be monolithic, with minimal dimensional variation. Such parts ensure better control of the aircraft’s final weight.


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Motor Drives Ensure Precise Label Placement

High among the achievements of NITA Labeling Equipment—a Quebec, Canada, manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labeling machines—is being named the Innovative Company of 2010 by the Industrial Research Association of Quebec.


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Harness-design software speeds racecar construction

Every summer since 1998, teams of college students from around the world have come to the United Kingdom to participate in the international Formula Student (FS) racing competition.


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Swiss Manufacturer a Big Fan of Document Management Sofware

Fläkt Woods knows its fans—industrial fans, that is. The company is one of the leading manufacturers of air-handling units and air-terminal devices for nonresidential buildings.


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Automated Assembly System Enables Lock Manufacturer to Meet Production Goals

All cylinder locks may look alike on the outside, but on the inside, each is unique. Internal cylinder components include core pins, springs and sealing plugs—all of which require precise insertion.


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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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