Whether the product being manufactured is a mobile phone or an aircraft seat, the assembly processes will likely require some combination of manual and automated transfer operations.
For Flex, there isn’t a question of what can’t they do, but what they will do next. The 50-year-old company began manufacturing electronic products, something it still does today, but has expanded to offer end-to-end…
Instead of completely automating processes, partial automation is currently gaining importance, in which the strengths of humans and the strengths of robotics are brought together in synergy.
Strong and lightweight, carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) offers numerous benefits to automotive and aerospace manufacturers. Many engineers are intrigued by potential applications for the material, yet remain frustrated by joining challenges.
Some 12,838,000 million Americans held manufacturing jobs in April 2019. That’s 12 percent more than in April 2010, it’s the highest total since December 2008.
The press-and-gauge approach to press-fit assembly can create perfect parts every time. However, for this approach to work, fixture design cannot be an afterthought.
Compact air cylinders are critical to many applications, including printing, palletizing, robotics, automotive assembly and semiconductor processing.
Both OEMs and Suppliers put significant resources toward that day when a new component is finally ready to ship for installation.
Identifying the best torque tooling solution for your application is paramount in your assembly process.
As the manufacturing industry continues to evolve and become more advanced with the adoption of Industry 4.0 and smart connected solutions, cordless technology provides an obvious advantage.