Assembly and Joining Products

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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Diode lasers handle brazing, soldering

May 18, 2015

The Hamburg Rofin macro group has introduced the DF series of fiber-coupled, high-power diode lasers for such industrial tasks as hardening, brazing, soldering, and coating. The DF 060 HP has an optical output power of 6 kW. Inside the diode laser, multiple diode laser modules—each providing...

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Self-clinching fasteners designed for stainless steel, high-strength aluminum alloy sheets

May 15, 2015

New microPEM® TackPin® Type T4™ self-clinching fasteners are available from PennEngineering® for installation into stainless steel or high-strength aluminum alloy sheets. The patented fasteners enable sheet-to-sheet attachment for a variety of applications in compact electronic assemblies in...

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Friction spin welding system offered

May 6, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co. has introduced the SpinMeldTM friction spin welding system, developed by the company’s Solid State Joining Center. The technology can be used to join steels, aluminum, cast or sintered metals, magnesium, brass, carbon fiber composites, ceramics with mixed metal connections,...

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Self-clinching captive panel screws provide secure attachment, access without loose parts

March 25, 2015

PEM® Types PFC2™ (stainless steel) and PFS2™ (steel) self-clinching captive panel screws from PennEngineering® provide permanent attachment for thin-metal assemblies; enable subsequent access to an assembly whenever necessary; and help eliminate issues associated with the loosening of screws...

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Refill friction stir spot weld system offers alternative to single-point joining

March 16, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co. offers the SpotMeld™ refill friction stir spot weld (RFSSW) system that enables spot joining of aluminum (1000 to 7000 series), magnesium, nonferrous, and dissimilar sheet materials. It is an alternative to single-point joining processes such as resistance spot welding,...

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Acrylic adhesive system helps eliminate read-through

March 11, 2015

Lord Corp. has introduced an acrylic adhesive system, Lord 810 LRT, designed to eliminate read-through. When cured with Lord Accelerator 20, the adhesive creates a flexible system for bonding metals, such as aluminum, galvanized steel, and cold-rolled steel. The adhesive system delivers fast...

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Self-clinching captive panel screws serve as alternatives to spring-loaded versions

February 11, 2015

Patented PEM® Type PFHV™ self-clinching captive panel screws from PennEngineering® serve as alternatives to conventional spring-loaded versions. These no-spring steel fasteners integrate a captive screw to minimize loose parts and eliminate the potential risk for damage to internal components...

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Floating, self-clinching nuts designed for stainless assemblies

January 12, 2015

PennEngineering® offers PEM® floating, self-clinching nuts for stainless steel assemblies to help simplify mating-hole alignment for design flexibility in relaxed-tolerance applications. The fasteners can be specified either with nonlocking or self-locking threads, permitting up to 0.015-in....

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Self-clinching nuts, studs work in hard sheet materials

December 24, 2014

New PEM® self-clinching nuts and studs are available from PennEngineering® for permanent installation into especially hard sheet materials in automotive component attachment applications. The SH™ hard panel nuts and HFLH™ hard panel studs are manufactured from hardened alloy steel for...

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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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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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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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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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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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Inverter designed for microjoining applications

October 17, 2014

Miyachi America offers the IPB-5000A inverter, a resistance welding power supply for microjoining applications. The power supply features 5-kHz fast feedback and operates in constant-current, voltage, or power feedback modes. It also can weld in combo mode. Maximum output is 6,000 amps. The...

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