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April25, 2014
#180 ProductionTechnology Level-up Course for Machine Designers - 16: Vital Points of Automation Designs for Insertion Assembly - 2

April11, 2014
#179 Production Technology Level-up Course for Machine Designers - 15: Vital Points of Automation Designs for Insertion Assembly - 1

April 4, 2014
#178 Production Technology Level-up Course for Machine Designers - 14: Vital Points of Component Designs for Insertion Assembly - 2

March 7, 2014
#177 Production technology level-up course for machine designers - 13: Vital points of component designs for insertion assembly - 1

February21, 2014
#176 Production Technology Level-up Course for Machine Designers - 12: Insertion Assembly Technology

February 7, 2014
#175 Production Technology Level-up Course for Machine Designers - 11: Automating Screw Fastening - 3

January10, 2014
#174 Production Technology Level-up Course for Machine Designers -10: Automating Screw Fastening - 2

December20, 2013
#173 Production Technology Level-up Course for Machine Designers - 9: Automating Screw Fastening - 1

December 6, 2013
#172 Production Technology Level-up Course for Machine Designers - 8: Control Factors for Swaging Quality

November22, 2013
#171 Production Technology Level-up Course for Machine Designers - 7: Basic Structure of Swaging Equipment

November 8, 2013
#170 Production Technology Level-up Course for Machine Designers - 6: Swaging Technology - Swaging Types - 2

October25, 2013
#169 Production Technology Level-up Course For Machine Designers - 5: Swaging Technology - Swaging Types - 1

September27, 2013
#168 Production Technology Level-up Course For Machine Designers - 4: Screen Printing Technology

September13, 2013
#167 Production Technology Level-up Course For Machine Designers - 3: Flexographic Printing Technology - 2

August30, 2013
#166 Production Technology Level-up Course For Machine Designers - 2: Flexographic Printing Technology - 1

August23, 2013
#165 Production Technology Level-up Course For Machine Designers - 1: Printing Technology As A Production Technology

August16, 2013
#164 Production Technology Improvement Course for Machine Designers - 34: In-mold Assembly Style Low Cost Automation - 5

July19, 2013
#163 Production Technology Improvement Course for Machine Designers - 33: In-mold Assembly Style Low Cost Automation - 4

July 5, 2013
#162 Production Technology Improvement Course for Machine Designers - 32: In-mold Assembly Style Low Cost Automation - 3

June21, 2013
#161 Production Technology Improvement Course for Machine Designers - 31: In-mold Assembly Style Low Cost Automation - 2

June 7, 2013
#160 Production Technology Improvement Course for Machine Designers - 30: In-mold Assembly Style Low Cost Automation - 1

May24, 2013
#159 Production Technology Improvement Course for Machine Designers - 29: Press Fabrication and Automation

May10, 2013
#158 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 28: Spot Welding Technology and Automation - 2

April26, 2013
#157 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 27: Spot Welding Technology and Automation - 1

April19, 2013
#156 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 26: Soldering Tact Time Reduction Method

April12, 2013
#155 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 25: Soldering Robots and Production Technology

March29, 2013
#154 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 24: Soldering Technology and Production Technology

March22, 2013
#153 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 23: Types of Soldering Techniques

March15, 2013
#152 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 22: Parts Alignment Gate Designs

March 8, 2013
#151 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 21: About Gates for Parts Alignment

March 1, 2013
#150 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 20: Component Alignment Technology: Alignment Method Examples

February22, 2013
#149 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 19: Component Alignment Technology: Direction Change

February15, 2013
#148 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 18: Advanced Component Alignment Technology

February 8, 2013
#147 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 17: Component Alignment Technology

February 1, 2013
#146 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 16: Surface Mounting Technology and Component Alignment

January25, 2013
#145 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 15: Machine Designer and Surface Mounting Technology: Machine Design Technology and Production Technology

January18, 2013
#144 Low Cost Automation and Quality - 7: Pre-Curing and Quality

January11, 2013
#143 Low Cost Automation and Quality - 6: Automation of Heat Treating and Quality

December28, 2012
#142 Low Cost Automation and Quality - 5: Automation of Press Process and Quality

December21, 2012
#141 Low Cost Automation and Quality - 4: Component Mounting Automation and Quality

December14, 2012
#140 Low Cost Automation and Quality - 3: Automating Molded Platic Product Extraction and Quality Improvements

December 7, 2012
#139 Low Cost Automation and Quality - 2: About Plastic Molding

November30, 2012
#138 Low Cost Automation and Quality - 1: Relationship between Automation and Quality Improvements

November16, 2012
#137 Specail Edition : Bio-machine

November 9, 2012
#136 Mastering Ball Screws - 6 : Life of Ball Screws

November 2, 2012
#135 Mastering Ball Screws - 5 : Noise Reduction of Ball Screws

October26, 2012
#134 Mastering Ball Screws - 4 : Increase in Ball Screw Speeds

October19, 2012
#133 Mastering Ball Screws - 3 : Ball Screw Operating Performances

October12, 2012
#132 Mastering Ball Screws - 2 : Ball Screw Preloads

October 5, 2012
#131 Mastering Ball Screws - 1 : Ball Screw's Steel Ball Recirculation System and Characteristics

September28, 2012
#130 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 14: Press Fit Assembly

September21, 2012
#129 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 13: Screw Fastening Defects and Countermeasures

September14, 2012
#128 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 12: Automating Screw Fastening - 3

September 7, 2012
#127 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 11: Automating Screw Fastening - 2

August31, 2012
#126 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 10: Automating Screw Fastening - 1

August24, 2012
#125 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 9: Swaging Quality Control Factors

August10, 2012
#124 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 8: Typical Structure of Swaging Machine

August 3, 2012
#123 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 7: Types of Swaging - 2

July27, 2012
#122 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 6: Types of Swaging - 1

July20, 2012
#121 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 5: Swaging Technology

July13, 2012
#120 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 4: Key Considerations for Automation Design for Insertion Assembly - 3

July 6, 2012
#119 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 3: Key Considerations for Part Design for Insertion Assembly - 2

June22, 2012
#118 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 2: Key Considerations for Part Design for Insertion Assembly - 1

June 8, 2012
#117 Production Technology Improvement Course for Mechanical Designers - 1: Insertion Assembly Technology

May25, 2012
#116 High Rigidity Disc Couplings

May11, 2012
#115 Clean Room Compatible LCA - 6: Slide Mechanisms for Clean Room LCA

April20, 2012
#114 Clean Room Compatible LCA - 5: Materials for Clean Room LCA - 2

April13, 2012
#113 Clean Room Compatible LCA - 4: Layout Arrangements for Clean Room LCA

April 6, 2012
#112 Clean Room Compatible LCA - 3: Cleanliness Localization Technology

March30, 2012
#111 Clean Room Compatible LCA - 2: Standard Structure of Clean Rooms

March23, 2012
#110 Clean Room Compatible LCA - 1

March16, 2012
#109 Single Axis Unit (Stage Type)

March 9, 2012
#108 Mastering Ball Screws : Characteristics of Ball Screws

March 2, 2012
#107 Screws - 5 : Screw Loosening and Countermeasures

February24, 2012
#106 Screws - 4 : Common Sense in Bolt Fastening Strength Assurance

February17, 2012
#105 Screws - 3 : Design and Drawing Basics for Multiple Screw Holes / Tapped Holes

February10, 2012
#104 Screws - 2 : Many Dangers with Senseless Double Nut Usages

February 3, 2012
#103 Screws - 1 : Various Troubles around Screws in LCA Designing and Manufacturing

January27, 2012
#102 Applications of Automation Parts Machining - 2 : Machining Methods for Parts with Datum Features

January20, 2012
#101 Basics of Automation Parts Machining - 2 : Notes on Designing for Part Shapes to be Hole Machined

January13, 2012
#100 Applications of Automation Parts Machining - 1 : Avoiding Notched Holes

December16, 2011
#099 Basics of Automation Parts Machining - 1 : Relationship of Automation Equipment Costs and Designs

December 9, 2011
#098 Work Holding Technology - 6: Location Methods to Avoid the Effects of Burrs

December 2, 2011
#097 Work Holding Technology - 5: Location Methods to Avoid Deformation

November25, 2011
#096 Work Holding Technology - 4: Locating of Work-pieces with External Force Applied

November18, 2011
#095 Work Holding Technology - 3: Locating Datum Structure to Avoid Burrs and Foreign Matter

November11, 2011
#094 Work Holding Technology - 2: Locating Datum Surface Basics

November 4, 2011
#093 Work Holding Technology - 1

October28, 2011
#092 Motion Mechanism Design - 9 : Positioning Pusher Materials

October21, 2011
#091 Motion Mechanism Design - 8 : Detection of Moving Workpiece

October14, 2011
#090 Motion Mechanism Design - 7 : Shaft-boss Fastening Methods

October 7, 2011
#089 Motion Mechanism Design - 6 : Clamping Devices for Motor Shafts and Sprockets (Continued)

September30, 2011
#088 Motion Mechanism Design - 5 : Clamping Devices for Motor Shafts and Sprockets

September16, 2011
#087 Motion Mechanism Design - 4 : Chain-driven Power Transmission System

September 9, 2011
#086 Motion Mechanism Design - 3 : Conveyor Belt Brackets

September 2, 2011
#085 Motion Mechanism Design - 2 : Conveyor Belt Tension Mechanism

August19, 2011
#084 Motion Mechanism Design - 1 : Work Transfer Conveyor

August12, 2011
#083 LCA for Transfer - Gravity-Operated Feeder Systems

August 5, 2011
#082 LCA for Transfer - Degree of Transfer Mechanization

July29, 2011
#081 LCA for Transfer - Classification of Transfer Functions

July22, 2011
#080 LCA for Transfer - Standard Component Selection Practices

July15, 2011
#079 LCA for Transfers

July 1, 2011
#078 Working with Linear Bushings - 5: Linear Bushing Application Example on Simplified Automation

June17, 2011
#077 Working with Linear Bushings - 4: Linear Bushing Application Example on Simplified Automation

June 3, 2011
#076 Working with Linear Bushings - 3: How to Use Single/Double/Long and Surface Treated Products

May20, 2011
#075 Working with Linear Bushings - 2: Differentiating Uses for Straight and Flanged Types

May13, 2011
#074 Working with Linear Bushings - 1: Linear Bushings and Other Linear Bearings

April22, 2011
#073 Sliding Guides - 3: Linear Bushings and Shafts

April15, 2011
#072 Sliding Guides - 2: Friction and Wear

April 8, 2011
#071 Sliding Guides - 1: Introducing Various Sliding Guides

March18, 2011
#070 Examples of LCA Mechanisms Utilizing Compressed Air System

March11, 2011
#069 Points on Compressed Air System Distribution Plumbing Designs - 2 : Pipe Diameter Sizing

March 4, 2011
#068 Points on Compressed Air System Distribution Plumbing Designs - 1 : Distribution Plumbing Design

February25, 2011
#067 Pneumatic Circuits and Control Technique Basics : Basic Pneumatic Circuits

February18, 2011
#066 Force Directional Control and Multi-position Control by Air Cylinders

February 4, 2011
#065 Multi-point Positioning With Air Cylinders

January28, 2011
#064 Air Cylinder Selection Basics

January21, 2011
#063 Troubles and Countermeasures for Air Cylinder Selections

December17, 2010
#062 Clean Air System for Pneumatic Actuators

December10, 2010
#061 Countermeasures for Pneumatic Actuator Air Supplies

December 3, 2010
#060 Points on Single Axis Slide Mechanism Design

November19, 2010
#059 Various Actuators

October 1, 2010
#058 Concept of Reducing Mechanical Elements - 2

September24, 2010
#057 Concept of Reducing Mechanical Elements - 1

September17, 2010
#056 LCA Mechanism Planning Method - 5 : Check List Items for Mechanism Plans

September10, 2010
#055 LCA Mechanism Planning Method - 4 : Viewpoints on Machine Elements

September 3, 2010
#054 LCA Mechanism Planning Method - 3 : Power Transmission and Mechanism Design

August27, 2010
#053 LCA Mechanism Planning Method - 2 : Glossary of Mechanisms

August 6, 2010
#052 LCA Mechanism Planning Method - 1 : Differences between Hand Operations and Mechanisms

July23, 2010
#051 The Importance of Design in LCA

July16, 2010
#050 About Good "Wide Variety Small Volume Production" Designs

July 9, 2010
#049 About Good Designs

July 2, 2010
#048 Motion Mechanism Design - 18 : Connecting a Motor Shaft and Ballscrew

June25, 2010
#047 Motion Mechanism Design - 17 : Orthogonality of XY Table Assembly - 2

June18, 2010
#046 Motion Mechanism Design - 16 : Orthogonality of XY Table Assembly - 1

June11, 2010
#045 Motion Mechanism Design - 15 : Ballscrew Shaft Support Methods

June 4, 2010
#044 Motion Mechanism Design - 14 : Connecting a Motor Shaft and Ballscrew

May28, 2010
#043 Motion Mechanism Design - 13 : Electrical Enclosure Interior Design - 2

May21, 2010
#042 Motion Mechanism Design - 12 : Electrical Enclosure Interior Design - 1

May14, 2010
#041 Motion Mechanism Design - 11 : System Configuration

May 7, 2010
#040 Motion Mechanism Design - 10 : Sensor Usages - 4

April23, 2010
#039 Motion Mechanism Design - 9 : Sensor Usages - 3

April16, 2010
#038 Motion Mechanism Design - 8 : Sensor Usages - 2

April 9, 2010
#037 Motion Mechanism Design - 7 : Sensor Usages - 1

April 2, 2010
#036 Motion Mechanism Design - 6 : Timing Belt Drive

March26, 2010
#035 Motion Mechanism Design - 5 : Servo Motors

March19, 2010
#034 Motion Mechanism Design - 4 : Stepper Motor

March12, 2010
#033 Motion Mechanism Design - 3 : Introduction of Small Motor Characteristics

March 5, 2010
#032 Motion Mechanism Design - 2 : Drive Mechanism Design

February26, 2010
#031 Motion Mechanism Design - 1 : Ballscrew Selection

February19, 2010
#030 Regarding Moment of Inertia

February12, 2010
#029 Construction Elements of Low Cost Automation (LCA)

February 5, 2010
#028 The Flow of Low Cost Automation (LCA) Concept - 3 : Cell Manufacturing System and LCA

January29, 2010
#027 The Flow of Low Cost Automation (LCA) Concept - 2 : The Flow of Mechanical Automation

January22, 2010
#026 The Flow of Low Cost Automation (LCA) Concept - 1 : The Flow of Mechanical LCA

December25, 2009
#025 Locating Pin and a Locating Bushing in a Pair

December18, 2009
#024 Positioning Adjusting Screws

December11, 2009
#023 Locating Pins - How to Use Locating Pins

December 4, 2009
#022 Principles of Positioning

November27, 2009
#021 Motion Mechanism Design

November20, 2009
#020 Locating Pin Configurations and Fits

November13, 2009
#019 Selection of Bearing Fits

November 6, 2009
#018 Sensor Mounting - 2

October23, 2009
#017 Sensor Mounting - 1

October16, 2009
#016 Application Examples on Connecting with Linear Motion Components

October 9, 2009
#015 Usage Examples of Hinge Pins

October 2, 2009
#014 Usage examples of Locating pins / Guide : Locating of Various Types of Work

September25, 2009
#013 Bearing Mounting/Retaining Method - 3

September18, 2009
#012 Bearing Mounting/Retaining Method - 2

September11, 2009
#011 Bearing Mounting/Retaining Method - 1

September 4, 2009
#010 Breakthrough in Ultra Precision Linear Motion Guides

August28, 2009
#009 Linear Guide Mechanism other than Shafts

August21, 2009
#008 Application Examples on Hollow Shafts

August14, 2009
#007 Selecting Shaft Holders

August 7, 2009
#006 Stopper Mechanism with Shaft Collars

July31, 2009
#005 Usage Example of Shafts: Shaft Collar and Shaft Combinations

July24, 2009
#004 Installing Shafts - 2 : Practical Examples

July15, 2009
#003 Installing Shafts - 1 : Variables in Execution

July14, 2009
#002 Precision Shafts

July13, 2009
#001 Pictorial and Explanations on LCA Standard Components : How to Select Standard Components