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 standoff fasteners mount components in compact assemblies

September 26, 2016

PEM® Type MSO4™ microPEM® self-clinching standoff fasteners from PennEngineering® enable components to be mounted and/or spaced in compact electronic assemblies, making them suitable for applications in which space is limited for attachment hardware. For installation into thin metal host...

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T.J. Snow releases 2017 resistance welding seminar schedule

September 21, 2016

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based T.J. Snow has released its resistance welding seminar schedule for 2017. The class covers the basics of resistance welding, covering topics such as industry terms, force delivery systems, welding transformer operation, and setup. Classes are scheduled for the following...

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Coldwater Machine partners with Ohio State for vaporizing foil actuator welding project

September 14, 2016

Coldwater Machine Co., a Coldwater, Ohio-based manufacturer and integrator of assembly automation and machines for the automotive, appliance, energy, and aerospace industries, has been selected as a manufacturing and collaboration partner to help commercialize The Ohio State University’s...

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Self-clinching pilot pins available in several variations

August 25, 2016

PEM® self-clinching pilot pins from PennEngineering® are offered in a variety of designs for positioning, alignment, and pivot applications. They install in thin metal sheets and become permanent parts of an assembly. Type TPS™ (300 series stainless steel) pins install in steel or aluminum...

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D&S Industrial Fasteners opens Pennsylvania storefront

August 15, 2016

D&S Industrial Fasteners, a distributor of fasteners, safety equipment, chemicals, power tools, and industrial products, has opened its first retail storefront in Washington, Pa. The storefront will hold a two-day grand opening on Aug. 18-19 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will feature...

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System performs hole punching, metal joining using interchangeable tooling

August 15, 2016

Multicyl has combined its MultiLoc™ metal joining technology using the patented BTM clinch tooling with the Unipunch tooling system. Users now can use a single Multicyl system and Unipunch toolholder for both hole punching and metal joining using standard interchangeable tooling...

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Nelson Fastener Systems acquires TOG Mfg.

August 8, 2016

Fastener manufacturer Nelson® Fastener Systems, Elyria, Ohio, has announced that TOG® Mfg., North Adams, Mass., has joined its family of companies. TOG, a producer and distributor of specialty fasteners, rotor studs, valve components, and custom bushings, employs 36 people. Its name,...

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Marlin Steel adds wire/strip forming and welding machine

August 8, 2016

Baltimore-based Marlin Steel has added an Ultimat UMW-100 wire and strip forming and welding machine to its factory floor. The machine uses medium-frequency direct current (MFDC) welding to bond metals quickly and efficiently while minimizing burrs, the company states. MFDC machines rectify the...

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All Integrated Solutions acquires Great Lakes Fasteners

August 8, 2016

All Integrated Solutions (AIS), Franksville, Wis., a portfolio company of High Road Capital Partners, has acquired Great Lakes Fasteners Corp., Grand Rapids, Mich., a value-added distributor of fasteners and industrial components and provider of vendor-managed inventory programs to OEMs. AIS,...

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Industrial tapes are solvent-free, low-VOC

August 1, 2016

Mactac® Industrial Tapes has introduced CleanTape™, a new solvent-free, low-VOC line of industrial tapes. They meet JIS-A1801 (Japan Industrial Standards) guidelines for critical substances. CleanBond™ double-faced tape and CleanFilm™ low-VOC transfer adhesive tape are coated with the...

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LIFT technology project to research distortion reduction in welding lightweight sheets

July 21, 2016

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), Detroit, has launched a collaboration of research and industry partners to use complex computer models to reduce distortion while joining lightweight metal sheets. The technology development team expects to expand the ability of laboratory computer...

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Hot crimping resistance welding system joins insulated copper wire to cable shoes

July 18, 2016

Amada Miyachi Europe has announced the availability of a hot crimping resistance welding system suitable for joining insulated copper wire to cable shoes or terminals. The system includes weld heads, transformer, power supply, and process monitor. It provides a fast, cost-effective alternative...

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Fastenal adds SPEEDWRAP brand fasteners to its iHub warehouse

July 12, 2016

The Fastenal Co., an industrial distributor in Racine, Wis., has added Speedtech’s SPEEDWRAP® brand products to its iHub warehouse located in Indianapolis. Earlier this year Speedtech announced Fastenal’s decision to offer its customers the hook and loop and specialty fasteners. Also being...

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Meritor facility receives industry award for assembly line transformation

July 11, 2016

Meritor Inc.’s Lindesberg, Sweden, facility has received the Swedish Assembly Award 2016 for advancing assembly technology. The plant, which manufactures front and rear axles, began a transformation in 2012 by installing two new lines for front and rear axle assembly. In the final stage of the...

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Standoff fasteners enable spacing, stacking of multipanel assemblies

July 8, 2016

PEM® self-clinching standoff fasteners from PennEngineering® enable mounting, spacing, and stacking of panels, boards, and components in assemblies. This family of fasteners includes a range of types and styles designed for permanent installation into metal sheets as thin as 0.025 in....

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