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ARTICLES

Wide Bandgap Semiconductors Will Transform Electronic Products

Wide bandgap semiconductors will spur new demand for power electronics.


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Vision-Guided Robots Assemble Spools of Film

ELY, UK—British systems integrator GB Innomech has built an automated assembly system that uses vision-guided robots to produce spools of film ribbons for security and identity cards.


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Boeing to Double Workforce at Pennsylvania Assembly Plant

SMITHFIELD, PA—Boeing will expand its factory here, where the company makes complex electronic assemblies. Boeing expects to add 168 new jobs over the next three years, doubling the facility’s workforce.


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Lighting Manufacturer Opens New Assembly Plant

OAKLAND, NJ—Amerlux, a manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting, has relocated to a new 200,000-square-foot assembly plant here. The company plans to boost its workforce by 40 percent.


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Solar Panel Factory Coming to Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS—Itek Energy plans to open a solar panel manufacturing plant here in early 2015.


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A Look at the Newbies at This Year's ASSEMBLY Show

First-time exhibitors and assembly-guidance products make the second ASSEMBLY Show worth remembering.


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NovAtel Navigates to Paperless Assembly Instructions

Imagine a world without dependable global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). Air and sea transportation would stop, and militaries would be blinded.


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IBM Unloads Chip Manufacturing Division

ARMONK, NY—IBM has dealt its chip manufacturing division to Globalfoundaries Inc. In an unusual move, IBM will pay Globalfoundaries $1.5 billion over the next three years to take over the division. As part of the deal, Globalfoundaries will also own and operate IBM's manufacturing facilities in East Fishkill, NY, and Burlington, VT.


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Iconn Perfects Custom Cable Assembly

Engineering expertise and skilled assemblers help iCONN Systems LLC carve its own niche in the overmolded cable assembly marketplace.


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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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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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 Live from The ASSEMBLY Show, Bob Wood, president of ECI Spinnomatic, talks about his company’s newest product: a fully automated riveting cell equipped with a rotary indexing table, a six-axis robot, an orbital forming unit, and laser sensors. 

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