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How Robotics is Solving Manufacturing Problems

Robotics spending is expected to reach $66.9 billion in 2025, up from $15.1 billion in 2010 according to Boston Consulting. This is because robots can improve productivity while solving complex problems in specialized industries. The manufacturers that invest in robotics will gain a competitive advantage. Here...

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It’s Time to Join the Manufacturing “Quality Crusade”

According to Assembly Magazine’s “State of the Profession 2014” Report, manufacturers have embarked on a “quality crusade”. Manufacturers are increasingly focused on quality as a way to gain a competitive advantage. Producing a quality product is what creates customer loyalty and generates repeat business which increases profits and sales. The...

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SmartDispenser® Fluid Dispensing System to Undergo Hardware Improvement

Our SmartDispenser® is a fluid dispensing system that uses AirFree® Linear Drive dispense technology to achieve the highest repeatability when dispensing assembly fluids. One dispense program can be established globally, with no change to fluid deposits. AirFree® technology also eliminates fluid loss, rework, rejects, and costly air compressors, thus maximizing profitability. The SmartDispenser® enables you to achieve total process control in the fluid dispensing process. Fishman...

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Invest in Employee Training to Close the Manufacturing Skills Gap

According to the 19th annual ASSEMBLY State of the Profession survey, things are looking bright in the American manufacturing sector. Here are some encouraging stats from the report: • 93 % of respondents expect their company to commit either the same amount or...

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5 Tips and Tricks for Using Epoxies as Adhesives

Epoxies are attractive adhesives because of their strength and their ability to suit almost any application. Epoxies can be used as adhesives for wood, metal, glass, stone, and some plastics and are used in the construction of aircrafts, cars, boats, and more. Here are 5 tips and tricks for using epoxies as adhesives: 1. Prepare the Surface When bonding two or more substrates, the surfaces must be prepared properly. Any contamination can drastically reduce...

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Small Manufacturers Should Invest in Green Initiatives

According to ASSEMBLY Magazine’s 2014 State of the Profession study, green manufacturing initiatives are on the rise, more so among large manufacturers: Large manufacturers (companies with 1,000 or more employees) are more likely to be involved with green initiatives. For example, 73 percent of assemblers in that category have implemented sustainability...

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How to Remove Cured Epoxy

Epoxy is an extremely strong adhesive, which is why it’s favorable. As long as no mistakes are made during the coating process, that is. But as we all know, mistakes can and do happen. Epoxy can end up where it doesn’t belong. Removing cured epoxy from a substrate can be very tricky. However, it’s not impossible. When it comes to removing cured epoxy from substrates, there are essentially three options: Heating the epoxy Epoxy starts as a liquid and...

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The SmartDispenser® Delivers Lubricant to Assemble Rivets Into Airplanes

KUKA Systems has developed a new method for building 777 fuselages. FAUB (Fuselage Automated Upright Build) technology improves workplace safety and increases product quality as part of Boeing’s ongoing technology investment strategy. According to Boeing: With FAUB, fuselage sections will be built using automated, guided robots that will fasten the panels of the fuselage...

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Eliminate Air Pressure from Fluid Dispensing to Enjoy These Benefits

Making the switch from an air-driven fluid dispensing system to an AirFree® fluid dispensing system allows you to enjoy these important benefits: Mitigated risk There are so many problems associated with air driven fluid dispensers. Dirt and moisture particles that originate in the pipe between the air compressor and air dispenser mix with the assembly fluid. When an air dispenser cycles, air pressure uncontrollably surges into the syringe and slaps the air piston with violence....

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Enough With the Air Driven Fluid Dispenser “Band-Aids”

If you use an air driven fluid dispenser for the assembly of your product, it will soon become apparent to you (and your quality control inspectors!) that the air pressure uncontrollably surges into the syringe and slaps the air piston every time the air dispenser cycles. This stresses and heats the assembly fluid in the syringe which changes the bonding properties of the fluid resulting in production rejects and defective products. The...

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