Assembly Automation: Volume 16 Issue 4


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

Statistical process control (SPC)

Roland Caulcutt

Claims that statistical process control is widely misunderstood, stating that few people realize that it offers a very powerful approach to the achievement of business…


“Zero‐knit” line formed in‐place gaskets for electronic module sealing

Jeff Beals

Points out that emerging designs of modules housing electronic components, such as engine control modules, are putting greater demands on dispensing and robotics…


Lotus: aluminium extrusions and adhesives

Anna Kochan

Spotlights the design and development of an aluminium chassis for the new Lotus Elise. Highlights the benefits of using aluminium extrusions and the reasons for choosing…


Micro actuation and memory alloys

Gareth Monkman

Drawing on the events of two recent motor and actuator technology conferences, reports a renewed interest in electromagnetic products. Looks, in particular, at the flat…


New slant in rapid prototyping

Anna Kochan

Focuses on the recent boom in research on rapid prototyping (RP), particularly in the area of eliminating the stepped surface of the RP model, as evidenced by the papers…

Automated dispensing in surface mount assembly

Philip Stokes

Explains how automated dispensers are used to deposit surface mount device adhesives, and solder paste and other “fluids”. Looks at the features and capabilities of…


Prodel – islands of automation

Anna Kochan

Features the French assembly system designer, Prodel, and its UK systems integrator, Schenck Automation Systems, reporting great success with its new modular design, owing…


Automating water meter manufacture

Anna Kochan

Shows how a firm specializing in water meter manufacture (ABB Kent Messtechnik in Germany) has made use of new integrated assembly and test equipment which has meant…



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