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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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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Alcoa receives R&D 100 Award for automotive bonding technology

July 15, 2014

Alcoa, New York, has received an R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine in recognition of its Alcoa 951, an enabler for adhesive bonding of aluminum-intensive vehicles (AIVs). The award honors the top 100 technology innovations introduced in the past year across industry, academia, and...

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H.B. Fuller to acquire Tonsan

June 26, 2014

H.B. Fuller Co., St. Paul, Minn., has signed an agreement to purchase Tonsan Adhesive Inc., Beijing, a developer and manufacturer of engineering adhesives including silicone, epoxy, anaerobic, and cyanoacrylate technologies. The transaction is expected to close in fourth-quarter...

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FEC Automation Systems opens first international office

June 11, 2014

FEC Automation Systems, a Shelby Township, Mich.-based manufacturer and installer of fastening and assembly equipment for automakers worldwide, has opened its first European office in Chelmsford, England. David Cloake, who spent more than 25 years in a variety of management positions at Ford,...

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Evana Automation builds custom assembly and test systems for Tier 1 automotive supplier

June 3, 2014

Evansville, Ind.-based Evana Automation Specialists, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and systems integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, is building the fifth and sixth of seven custom assembly and test systems, based on a multiyear contract, for a...

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SC Fastening Systems receives Above and Beyond Award from DOD

May 20, 2014

Ohio Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, has presented SC Fastening Systems, Macedonia, Ohio, with an Above and Beyond Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the Ohio Guard and Reserve. SC Fastening Systems is an...

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Falcon Metal changes name to Falcon Fastening Solutions

April 7, 2014

Falcon Metal Corp., Charlotte, N.C., an industrial distributor of fasteners and other Class C production components used in high-volume manufacturing assembly, has changed its name to Falcon Fastening Solutions Inc. In addition to the new name, the company also has announced the branding of its...

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Evana Automation to deliver fourth of seven assembly and test systems to Tier 1 supplier

March 19, 2014

Evana Automation Specialists, Evansville, Ind., is building the fourth of seven custom assembly and test systems for a Tier 1 automotive supplier facility in Anting, China. The system, used in the production of automobile steering assemblies, provides three main functions: ball nut assembly;...

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