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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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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Stainless steel fasteners serve as alternative to microscrews

December 2, 2014

New microPEM® TackScrew™ fasteners from PennEngineering® integrate self-clinching technology for permanent sheet-to-sheet attachment while also incorporating a threadlike feature to allow fastener removal when necessary. The fasteners can be reinstalled one time if desired. These hardened,...

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EWI engineer wins 2014 Elihu Thomson Resistance Welding Award

December 1, 2014

EWI, Columbus, Ohio, has announced that Jerry Gould, technology leader for EWI’s Resistance and Solid State Welding group, has been selected as this year’s Elihu Thomson Resistance Welding Award recipient. The annual award recognizes outstanding contribution to the technology and application of...

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Conduit designed for friction-free welding applications

November 26, 2014

Electron Beam Technologies Inc. offers Anti-Friction Conduit (AFC). It accommodates a variety of aluminum, mild steel, and exotic welding electrodes in sizes from 0.03125 to 0.09375 in. The dual-insulated conduit offers standard fit, modular design, quick connections, corrosion and kink...

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Stimpson Co. launches Spanish-language website

November 19, 2014

Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Stimpson Co. Inc. has launched a Spanish-language version of its website at www.stimpson.com. The company manufactures and supplies metal grommets, eyelets, hole plugs, and snap fasteners and related attaching...

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Wall Colmonoy names managing director for European headquarters

November 18, 2014

Wall Colmonoy, a manufacturer of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has appointed Steph Curtis as managing director for its European headquarters in Swansea, Wales. He joined the company in January 2014 after spending 30 years in strategic, operational, and...

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Friction welding systems designed for specific applications

November 12, 2014

Coldwater Machine Co. has introduced FWS series friction welding systems. They use a direct-drive approach: One workpiece is stationary and the other piece is rotated on a spindle at a constant speed by an electric motor. The machines control rotational speeds with parameters from 2,000 to...

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MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions acquires Automotive Division of Curtis Screw Co.

November 4, 2014

MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions, Mundelein, Ill., a supplier of fasteners, engineered components, and linkage and suspension products, has announced its purchase of the Automotive Division of Curtis Screw Co. LLC. Included in this acquisition are the manufacturing sites in Buffalo, N.Y., and...

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Riveters available in cordless, pneumatic models

October 29, 2014

Vega Tool Corp. has introduced the Lobster Tool line of riveters, available with hand riveter and drill attachments. The lightweight R1B1 and R1B2 cordless riveters feature a 0.87-in.-long stroke, allowing them to be used anywhere without the need for an air compressor. With a 0.75- and 1.02-in....

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Wall Colmonoy acquires Franklin Bronze & Alloys

October 22, 2014

Madison Heights, Mich.-based Wall Colmonoy Corp., a manufacturer of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has announced the acquisition of Franklin Bronze & Alloy Co. Inc., a casting foundry in Franklin, Pa. Integrating expertise, sales and marketing teams, and...

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Cut, bend, weld, paint, assemble—box—and ship

October 22, 2014

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Fabricators didn't join the profession because they love packaging and shipping. A custom-box-making machine may be just the thing to allow them to focus on the fun stuff.

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Stanley Engineered Fastening merges blind fastening brands into single entity

October 17, 2014

Stanley Engineered Fastening, a Stanley Black & Decker company, has announced that it is joining its POP® and Avdel® blind fastening brands into a single entity. The new brand, known as POP Avdel, includes specialty engineered structural and nonstructural blind fastening systems. POP brand...

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