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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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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Adhesives and bonding tapes: Enhancing design space

June 29, 2016

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Adhesives and bonding tapes can perform and even outperform many of the same tasks as welding and fastening. The scope of their applications might surprise you.

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Nelson Fastener Systems established

June 22, 2016

Nelson Fastener Systems (NFS) has been formed in Elyria, OH, creating a rebranded business unit that comprises six manufacturing entities: Nelson Stud Welding Inc.; Ferry Cap & Set Screw; Specialty Bar Products; EBC Industries; Automatic SMP; and Spiegelberg Mfg. The companies formerly were part of...

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Movable-frame press offers up to 200 tons of pressing power

June 9, 2016

Dake Corp. offers the PMM 200MD movable-frame press. It delivers up to 200 tons of pressing power, making it suitable for assembly and straightening applications. The hydraulically operated frame and cylinder allow for a variety of movements to accommodate large pieces of metal. The 5.5-HP...

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Dengensha America adds sales engineer, senior engineer

June 9, 2016

Resistance welding equipment manufacturer Dengensha America, Bedford, Ohio, has named Brandon Malec as sales engineer and Hideyuki Taguchi as senior engineer. Malec is a recent graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Engineering in technology and management degree. He has interned at...

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PennEngineering wins preliminary injunction against Pemco

June 3, 2016

PennEngineering®, a Danboro, Pa.-based manufacturer of fasteners and fastening equipment, has obtained a preliminary injunction against three patent and trademark infringers: Pemco Hardware Inc., Dongguan Fenggang Pemco Hardware Factory, and Shenzhen Pemco Fastening Systems Co. Ltd. (collectively...

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Joining Technologies’ machine shop earns AS9100 certification

May 27, 2016

East Granby, Conn.-based Joining Technologies Inc. has announced its full-service machine shop has achieved AS9100 certification. The company provides laser and electron beam welding, laser additive manufacturing, and weld system design and integration....

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Acrylic double-coated tapes feature solvent-free adhesive

May 26, 2016

Mactac® has launched a new series of high-tack, acrylic, double-coated tapes and transfer adhesives. The products feature the company’s new MP410 high-tack, solvent-free acrylic adhesive, designed to perform well on a variety of substrates. This low-VOC adhesive is resistant to solvents,...

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PennEngineering appoints director of global quality

May 24, 2016

Danboro, Pa.-based fastener manufacturer PennEngineering® has hired Jeff Sharp as director of global quality. He is responsible for leading and directing the corporate management control system. Sharp most recently served as customer quality manager for the Fletcher Brake Caliper Division of...

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Resistance welding control features MFDC programming capabilities

May 23, 2016

The new Matuschek 1,000-Hz MFDC SPATZ+ is a modular resistance welding power supply and timer that can be configured for various purposes by changing or adding plug-in circuit boards. It can be used as a single weld gun controller, a multigun controller, a servo gun controller, and a master/slave...

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5 steps to lean assembly in the job shop

May 9, 2016

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Many think cellular assembly isn’t applicable to the job shop, but in fact, creating cells in custom manufacturing is nothing new. For shops that carefully identify product or process families, cellular assembly can help increase throughput dramatically.

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