German auto parts supplier Continental AG recently acquired a division of Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC), a company that manufactures image sensors used in autonomous vehicles. This acquisition brings the auto parts supplier solidly into the field of autonomous vehicle production, an area that is gaining increasing focus as automakers develop new innovations in self-driving technology. Continue reading “Continental Buys Sensor Technology for Autonomous Vehicles”
What many businesses do not understand about system integration is that no matter how skilled their team is or how great their products or services are, it can all ultimately mean very little if each part of their business is not working in unison. It is becoming increasingly more difficult for businesses to compete without eliminating costly mistakes, delays, and miscommunication between the different branches of their organizations. Continue reading “Choosing the Right System Integrator: 11 Factors to Consider”
There are a number of friction processes for joining plastic material in use today. These processes vary according to the type of weld required, the time taken to complete each cycle, and the frequency range of operation to name a few. Continue reading “Is Friction Welding the Best Joining Solution for your Parts?”
Non-friction processes are widely applied today in sectors such as medical devices, consumer goods and automotive components. The beauty about these processes is their ability to weld parts of all shapes and sizes. They also produce clean, durable welds.
We have come a long way since the very first days of the original assembly line and the Ford Model T; however, many of the same principles are still in play when it comes to modern manufacturing. But what is the major difference that separates modern manufacturing from that of 100 years ago? Pull principles. Continue reading “Modern Manufacturing: What to Know”