Every motorist uses rearview mirrors whenever they get behind the wheel. In fact, most people look at them every few seconds as they drive. However, few ever give those ubiquitous devices much thought.
In September, Toyota announced that it will invest $391 million in its truck assembly plant in San Antonio. Hyundai announced that it is investing nearly $300 million in its factory in Montgomery, AL. Brake manufacturer Bendix Spicer began construction on a $65 million expansion of its assembly plant Bowling Green, KY. And, automotive supplier Hirotec Group said it will invest $48 million to build a new assembly plant in Fayetteville, TN.
Increasing demand for smart devices and embedded intelligence is driving manufacturers in a variety of industries to invest in new production tools and technologies. Additive manufacturing, advanced sensors, augmented reality, cloud-based computing, collaborative robots and digital twins are just a few of the many trends transforming factory floors today.
MONTGOMERY, AL—Denmark-based Mountain Top Industries, a manufacturer of aluminum roll covers for pickup trucks, recently announced its expansion into the U.S. market with the opening of a 73,000 square-foot manufacturing facility here.
A gentle nudge is often a more effective way to bring out the best in a worker than a firm push. Two common scenarios where this approach applies are just-hired workers and veteran ones that need to learn a new task.
Rosti Group is a global injection-molding company and contract manufacturer to some of the world’s leading manufacturers in the packaging, consumer appliances, business machines, home automation, medical and automotive sectors. Once Rosti’s engineers receive the customer’s 3D product data and specifications, the clock starts ticking. What do Rosti engineers look for in a plastic part design? What are some common ways that Rosti engineers optimize parts? What are some common mistakes that engineers make when designing plastic parts? How does the intended method of assembly influence part design? Get answers to these questions and more in this exclusive interview.
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.
Fastener Fair USA, North America's fastest-growing exposition for the fastener industry, will hold its third annual trade show and conference in May in Charlotte, NC, a major manufacturing hub. The event for the entire fastener supply chain runs March 23 - 25, 2021 at the Huntington Convention Center. Read More
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