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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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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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PennEngineering launches newly designed website

March 30, 2016

PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has launched a newly designed website at www.pemnet.com featuring improved functionality and simplified search tools and links for access to the company’s line of fastener products, installation equipment, and engineering and technical support. New features...

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T.J. Snow CEO named chairman of RWMA

March 28, 2016

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based T.J. Snow Co., a manufacturer and distributor of resistance welding machinery, accessories, and supplies, has announced that CEO Tom Snow has been named chairman of the Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA), a standing committee of the American Welding Society...

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Manufacturing Technology Inc. purchases ProSpot Welding

March 4, 2016

Manufacturing Technology Inc. (MTI), South Bend, Ind., has finalized the purchase of ProSpot, a resistance welding machinery and consumables company located in Tamworth, U.K. The acquisition doubles the size of MTI’s U.K. subsidiary and adds to its previously acquired British Federal brand of...

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T.J. Snow announces resistance welding seminar schedule for 2016

March 4, 2016

T.J. Snow, a provider of resistance welding machinery and supplies based in Chattanooga, Tenn., has announced its 2016 schedule of one-day resistance welding seminars: March 23 - Houston April 20 - Cleveland May 4 - Charlotte, N.C. May 25 - Richmond, Va. June 8 - Louisville, Ky. June 21-22...

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Electron Beam Technologies hires global sales manager

February 22, 2016

Electron Beam Technologies Inc., a Kankakee, Ill.-based manufacturer of welding products and OEM specialty electron beam cross-linked cables for industry, has hired Steven Bates as global sales manager. Bates previously worked for Electrical Components Intl., Draka, and International Wire...

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MW Industries acquires USA Fastener Group

February 16, 2016

MW Industries, a Rosemont, Ill.-based provider of highly engineered springs, specialty fasteners, and machined parts, has acquired USA Fastener Group Inc. The Houston-based company manufactures studs and nuts and also offers CNC machining and milling, drilling, tapping, sawing, threading, hot...

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DeWys Mfg. adds riveting capabilities

January 21, 2016

Metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc. has added an Orbitform model B-310 orbital riveter to its facility in Marne, Mich. This gives the company additional permanent-fastening capabilities to complement PEM® and POP® rivets fastening. The new orbital riveter uses cold forming to form rivets using...

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Ascent Aerospace acquires Gemcor

January 6, 2016

Santa Ana, Calif.-based Ascent Aerospace, an integrator of aircraft assembly line systems, has acquired Gemcor, West Seneca, N.Y. Gemcor is a manufacturer of automated fastening systems used in the subassembly of aircraft wings, fuselages, and...

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ARaymond celebrates 150 years of innovation

December 14, 2015

The ARaymond Network, a provider of fastening and assembly products for the automotive industry, marks 150 years in business in 2015. The firm was founded in Grenoble, France, in 1865 by Albert-Pierre Raymond. While looking for a more practical fastener to replace the traditional glove button,...

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Coldwater Machine named exclusive distributor for Avant Garde Technology

October 21, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co., a manufacturer of specialized equipment and solid-state welding/joining systems in Coldwater, Ohio, has established a business agreement with Avant Garde Technology, Lake Mary, Fla., providing Coldwater exclusive sales representation and turnkey manufacturing rights to Avant...

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Clark Metal adds spot welding machine

August 12, 2015

Clark Metal has added an Amada ID40IV ST inverter-controlled spot welding machine to its facility in Blairsville, Pa. The machine delivers stable DC output to produce finished products that require little to no postprocessing. The unit will help the company handle increased work in stainless...

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Evana Automation ships lean assembly cells to automotive electronics manufacturer

June 17, 2015

Evansville, Ind.-based Evana Automation Specialists, a systems integrator and builder of custom automated assembly and test systems, has shipped two lean assembly cells with subassembly stations to an automotive electronics manufacturer. During this process, an operator prints and applies a...

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Dengensha expands sales, service, and support capabilities at Dengensha Mexico

June 16, 2015

Bedford, Ohio-based resistance welding equipment manufacturer Dengensha America has expanded its sales, service, and support center capability at Dengensha Mexico in Guanajuato, Mexico. Originally opened as a sales and support facility for part of Mexico’s resistance welding customers, Dengensha...

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Novaria Group acquires Sky Mfg.

June 10, 2015

Fort Worth, Texas-based Novaria Group has announced the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Sky Mfg. (formerly MacLean Sky), a manufacturer of aircraft structural fasteners, from MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions. The company will continue doing business as Sky Mfg., operating within...

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