Assembly and Joining News

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bostik inaugurates R&D center in France

October 9, 2014

Bostik has opened an R&D center for adhesive materials in Venette, France. It focuses on upstream R&D to develop new polymers for smart adhesives, especially in polyurethanes, polyesters, and silyl-modified polymers; downstream R&D to develop adhesives based on two core Bostik technologies —...

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Coldwater Machine Co. establishes Solid State Joining Center

October 7, 2014

Coldwater Machine Co., Coldwater, Ohio, a manufacturer of equipment and tools for multiple industries, has announced the establishment of its Solid State Joining Center, a business unit dedicated to the development of technologies that address the challenges of joining lightweight and dissimilar...

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Spirol achieves gold level status in Caterpillar supplier recertification

October 3, 2014

Spirol Intl. Corp., a manufacturer of engineered components for fastening and joining in Stow, Ohio, has achieved gold level status in the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) recertification. SQEP is Caterpillar’s operational excellence initiative that recognizes a supplier’s...

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Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies names award-winning suppliers

August 28, 2014

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, Plymouth, Mich., has announced the recipients of its 2013 Supplier Excellence Achievement Level (SEAL) Awards. The SEAL Awards are divided into gold, silver, and bronze levels for chemical and metal suppliers. A supplier performance scorecard is used to rank...

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Evana Automation ships two multistation lean manufacturing systems to Tier 1 automotive supplier

August 19, 2014

Evana Automation Specialists, a systems integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems in Evansville, Ind., has shipped two multistation lean manufacturing systems to a Tier 1 automotive supplier of electronic components that will assemble and test next-generation lane...

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Evana Automation ships 24-station assembly/test system to Tier 1 auto supplier

July 22, 2014

Evana Automation Specialists, Evansville, Ind., has shipped a lean, 24-station assembly and test system to a Tier 1 automotive supplier of drive line and drive train systems. The flexible, semiautomated system assembles and tests two different automobile power transfer units with 100 percent...

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