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Articles about assembly technologies and trends in the electronics industry.


Michigan EMS Provider to Add 171 Jobs

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TROY, MI—Contract manufacturer Unified Business Technologies could add 171 jobs over the next three years after winning an Army contract to make components for surveillance and communications.

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New Technology Prints Sensors Inside Jet Engines, Turbines

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FAIRFIELD, CT—Scientists at GE are experimenting with a technology, called Direct Write, that uses special “inks” to print miniature sensors directly inside jet engines, gas turbines and other hot, harsh and hard-to-reach places.

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Raytheon, UMass to Establish Research Institute

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LOWELL, MA—Raytheon Co. and the University of Massachusetts Lowell will establish a $3 million joint research facility here dedicated to future technologies for radar and communication systems.

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Part Marking Options

The best marking technology for an application depends on the materials, the production volume and other factors.
By John Sprovieri
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The wave of automotive recalls this year underscores the importance of putting identification codes on products. Without such codes, consumers would not know if their vehicles were safe, and automakers would not know where or when problem parts were made.

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Group Accuses Samsung of Using Child Labor at Chinese Assembly Plant

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WASHINGTON—Social activism organization Green America is alleging that Samsung is employing child labor at its cell phone assembly plant in China.

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Thieves Raid Brazilian Electronics Assembly Plant

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SAO PAULO—Thieves raided a Samsung electronics assembly plant here during the night shift early Monday, subduing workers and guards, and making off with at least $6 million worth of cell phones and computers.

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MES a Winning Solution for Gaming Developer

By Jim Camillo
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Luck is the key to winning on slot machines, but not to being a successful manufacturer in the gaming markets industry. To achieve that, a company needs to have foresight and be innovative.

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Automated Inspection Delivers Quality PCBs

By Jim Camillo
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Canadian-based PCB manufacturer Candor Industries Inc. is well known in the industry for its ability to produce prototype standard circuit boards very quickly—often within 24 hours. More complex prototypes can be completed in three days and be in full production within 10.

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Automotive head-up displays reduce driver distractions

By Austin Weber
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The auto industry has a long history of borrowing ideas from the aerospace sector, ranging from aerodynamic styling to lightweight materials. The latest adoption is head-up display (HUD) technology, which was originally developed for fighter jets.

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Automotive Tech Consortium Debuts New OS

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DETROIT—The Open Automotive Alliance, a consortium of automotive OEMs and technology providers like Google, has launched a new, automotive-specific operating system—Android Auto.

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Lenze Americas Opens Assembly and Logistics Center in Illinois

On September 25, 2012, Lenze Americas held a grand opening at its new mechanical product assembly and logistics center in Glendale Heights, IL. The facility supports electromechanical product manufacturing operations for the Americas region.



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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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