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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PennEngineering marks 75 years in business

March 9, 2017

PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2017. Founded in 1942, the company pioneered the first self-clinching fastener for thin metal assemblies.The firm now offers a diverse selection of fastening products for the electronics, computer, data/telecom, consumer...

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Self-clinching steel locknuts hold mating screws tight

February 14, 2017

PEM® Type SL™ self-clinching steel locknuts from PennEngineering® feature TRI-DENT® locking to hold mating screws tight over time by providing sufficient torsional resistance to withstand vibration, thermal cycling, and other disruptive forces that could loosen the screws in service. These...

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Stand-alone controller provides fastener detection

February 13, 2017

CenterLine is has introduced the VeriFast™ MicroView fastener detection system. The stand-alone controller provides simple integration of analog linear position-sensing devices into resistance welding systems that require digital I/O. The user interface enables control of all settings. Features...

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Compact spot welding machine provide simple control setup

February 7, 2017

Dengensha America’s new Capacitor Discharge Welder (CDW) minimizes heat transfer and distortion problems in a compact resistance welding control design. The spot welding machine is simple to set up and available off-the-shelf.The machine handles weld current as high as 50 kA, yet requires only a...

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Coldwater Machine named a Level 1 FANUC integrator

February 1, 2017

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co., a manufacturer of assembly automation and special machines for the appliance, automotive, and aerospace industries, has been named a Level 1 integrator as part of its strategic partnership with FANUC America Corp. This enhanced status provides Coldwater...

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PennEngineering’s ATLAS Products division wins Fastenal Supplier Award

January 10, 2017

The ATLAS® Products division of PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has won a first-place Supplier Award for 2016 from Fastenal®, a Winona, Minn.-based distributor of threaded fasteners. The award in the Direct Ship class of Fastenal’s annual Supplier Scorecard program recognizes outstanding...

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Self-clinching, nickel-plated stainless standoff fasteners resist corrosion

January 9, 2017

PennEngineering® has introduced PEM® self-clinching stainless steel standoff fasteners with bright nickel plating for corrosion resistance. The 400 series stainless steel threaded fasteners allow for the mounting, spacing, and stacking of panels, boards, and components. After installation into...

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Electron Beam Eng. founder Trillwood dies

December 16, 2016

Electron Beam Eng. Inc., an electron beam and laser beam welding company in Anaheim, Calif., has announced that its founder, Richard Trillwood, died on Dec. 6, 2016. Trillwood began his career as an apprentice engineer in England in the 1950s, earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical...

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MTI partners with LIFT to deliver largest linear friction welding machine to Detroit

December 13, 2016

Manufacturing Technology Inc. (MTI), South Bend, Ind., has announced it will develop North America’s largest linear friction welding machine (in terms of force capacity and tooling envelope) for LIFT—Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow—for use in lightweight metals R&D projects, based in...

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Reimagining the C-clamp

December 7, 2016 | By Tim Heston

The C-clamp is easy to take for granted. It’s an unchanging, almost timeless part of the typical workbench. It works well enough—but for one structural analyst, it didn’t.

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Weld Systems Integrators named as master distributor and importer for Tecna

November 22, 2016

Weld Systems Integrators Inc. (WSI), Warrensville Heights, Ohio, has been named as a master distributor and importer for Tecna SpA, a manufacturer of resistance spot welding machinery, portable weld guns, test and measurement accessories, and spring-driven tool balancers.WSI is a manufacturer and...

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Fastener designed for high-volume applications

November 3, 2016

Bryce Fastener Inc. offers the patented StykFit™ tamper-proof fastener, suitable for high-volume applications in which security and fast assembly are required. The fastener is fast-indexing, even while the driver bit is rotating, the company states. It is nonmagnetic, so it works with stainless...

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Dengensha opens customer service and support center in Cincinnati

November 2, 2016

Resistance welding equipment provider Dengensha America Corp., Bedford, Ohio, has opened a customer service and support branch office in Cincinnati. Staffed with a sales manager, service engineer, and customer service and support specialists, the new location is initially focused on supporting the...

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High-temperature polyester tapes prevent surface contamination

October 20, 2016

3M has introduced 3M™ Polyester Tapes 875 and 876. Designed to remove cleanly even in high-temperature applications and prevent surface contamination, the tapes help eliminate the need for extra steps in manufacturing processes. The high-temperature rubber (nonsilicone) tape holds temporarily but...

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Glass-fiber tape supports molten metal below weld joint

October 19, 2016

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has developed a super-heavy-duty Argweld® Weld Backing Tape™ that provides support to molten metal below a weld joint to produce weld underbeads when welding with currents up to 600 amps. This glass-fiber weld backing system supports and protects the weld root...

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