Small-part assembly takes many forms. Methods include hands-on, one-at-a-time processes using devices such as toothpicks, tweezers, pipettes, fingers, tape and glue. They encompass hybrid applications that combine manual and automated assembly methods. Manual assembly systems include off-the-shelf hardware to move, hold and inspect parts and assemblages. Custom, fully automatic assembly systems offer robotic handling, gluing, UV curing, laser welding, ultrasonic welding, microscrew insertion, foil forming, cleaning, handling and inspection.