Assembly and Joining

Assembly is much more than welding. This technology area covers adhesive mixing, metering, and dispensing equipment; hardware-insertion presses; clamps; fixtures, holders, jigs, and vises; part counters; part feeders; and part positioners.

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Self-clinching captive panel screws provide secure attachment, access without loose parts

March 25, 2015

PEM® Types PFC2™ (stainless steel) and PFS2™ (steel) self-clinching captive panel screws from PennEngineering® provide permanent attachment for thin-metal assemblies; enable subsequent access to an assembly whenever necessary; and help eliminate issues associated with the loosening of screws...

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Refill friction stir spot weld system offers alternative to single-point joining

March 16, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co. offers the SpotMeld™ refill friction stir spot weld (RFSSW) system that enables spot joining of aluminum (1000 to 7000 series), magnesium, nonferrous, and dissimilar sheet materials. It is an alternative to single-point joining processes such as resistance spot welding,...

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Acrylic adhesive system helps eliminate read-through

March 11, 2015

Lord Corp. has introduced an acrylic adhesive system, Lord 810 LRT, designed to eliminate read-through. When cured with Lord Accelerator 20, the adhesive creates a flexible system for bonding metals, such as aluminum, galvanized steel, and cold-rolled steel. The adhesive system delivers fast...

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Self-clinching captive panel screws serve as alternatives to spring-loaded versions

February 11, 2015

Patented PEM® Type PFHV™ self-clinching captive panel screws from PennEngineering® serve as alternatives to conventional spring-loaded versions. These no-spring steel fasteners integrate a captive screw to minimize loose parts and eliminate the potential risk for damage to internal components...

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Evana Automation receives contract for two turnkey assembly, test lines

February 11, 2015

Evansville, Ind.-based Evana Automation Specialists, a systems integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, has received a contract to supply two turnkey assembly and test systems to a global Tier 1 automotive supplier. The semiautomated lines will be used for the...

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LORD Corp. names Rudolph Bros. & Co. as distributor of the year

February 10, 2015

LORD Corp., Cary, N.C., a provider of vibration and motion control technologies, sensing systems, adhesives, and coatings, has selected Rudolph Bros. & Co. of Columbus, Ohio, as its Product Assembly Structural Adhesives Division distributor of the year for 2014. Rudolph Bros. & Co. has...

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OSG changes name to better reflect core competencies

January 22, 2015

OSG Tap & Die Inc., a manufacturer of taps, drills, end mills, dies, and indexable cutting tools in Glendale Heights, Ill., has changed its name to OSG USA Inc. to reflect the array of products and services that the company markets domestically. The company, a subsidiary of OSG Corp.,...

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Floating, self-clinching nuts designed for stainless assemblies

January 12, 2015

PennEngineering® offers PEM® floating, self-clinching nuts for stainless steel assemblies to help simplify mating-hole alignment for design flexibility in relaxed-tolerance applications. The fasteners can be specified either with nonlocking or self-locking threads, permitting up to 0.015-in....

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Spirol receives 2014 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award

January 9, 2015

For the third consecutive year, Spirol Industries Ltd., a manufacturer of engineered components for fastening and joining in Windsor, Ont., has received the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award. GM has 2,300 North American suppliers, and Spirol is one of 80 companies to receive the...

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T. J. Snow personnel certified as resistance welding technicians

January 8, 2015

Five service techs at Chattanooga, Tenn.-based T. J. Snow Co., plus CEO Tom Snow, recently became among the first in the U.S. to receive the certified resistance welding technician (CRWT) designation offered by the American Welding Society (AWS). A 100-question exam tests applicants’...

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Self-clinching nuts, studs work in hard sheet materials

December 24, 2014

New PEM® self-clinching nuts and studs are available from PennEngineering® for permanent installation into especially hard sheet materials in automotive component attachment applications. The SH™ hard panel nuts and HFLH™ hard panel studs are manufactured from hardened alloy steel for...

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Coldwater Machine Co. offers friction stir weld service for short-run and prototype parts

December 17, 2014

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co., a manufacturer of equipment and tools for multiple industries, has announced that its Solid-State Joining Center now is providing preproduction, prototype, and low-volume friction stir weld part production. The center has five FWS series friction...

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Stud welding systems use single-phase plugs

December 16, 2014

HBS has introduced two drawn-arc stud welding systems with single-phase plugs. According to the manufacturer, the Visar 650 is the first stud welding machine that can use a one-phase mains connection of 230 V instead of the 400 V previously required to perform drawn-arc stud welding of diameters...

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Coldwater Machine appoints Solid State Joining Center director

December 10, 2014

Coldwater Machine Co., a builder and integrator of equipment for industrial component manufacturing in Coldwater, Ohio, has appointed Robert Rich as director of its Solid State Joining Center, dedicated to the development of technologies such as friction welding to address the challenges of joining...

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K.L. Jack & Co. partners with toy drive for Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

December 8, 2014

Industrial fasteners and supplies distributor K.L. Jack & Co., Portland, Maine, has partnered with the Steven Delano Memorial Fund Holiday Toy Drive to provide toys, gifts, and donations for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, also located in Portland. The drive continues through Dec. 18, or...

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