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.

Filter Content

Self-clinching threaded fasteners designed for close-to-edge placement

October 5, 2015

PennEngineering® offers variations of PEM® self-clinching nuts, studs, and standoffs designed to allow for close-to-edge placement in thin metal assemblies without compromising the host sheet or fastener. Their engineering reduces the standard minimum distance for hole-centerline-to-edge required...

Continue Reading

Blind rivet nut installation tool offered

September 22, 2015

Stanley Engineered Fastening offers the POP® Avdel® ProSert™ XTN20 blind rivet nut installation tool. Its lightweight design includes a patented, quick-installation mandrel exchange system and “pull-to-force/pull-to-stroke” dual-operating technology. These features allow operators to...

Continue Reading

Self-clinching blind nuts protect nut threads, internal components

August 25, 2015

PEM® self-clinching blind nuts from PennEngineering® permanently install into thin metal sheets to provide reliable and reusable metal threads for accepting mating screws and completing final component attachment in an assembly. Their blind, closed-end design creates a barrier to protect the...

Continue Reading

Structural acrylic adhesives simplify production of large assemblies

August 13, 2015

3M™ offers Scotch-Weld™ acrylic adhesive DP8425NS and low-odor acrylic adhesive DP8825NS. The products reach handling strength in 45 min. and structural strength (1,000 PSI) in 50 min. According to the manufacturer, the adhesives help simplify the production of large assemblies because...

Continue Reading

Fastening system mounts to rigid materials

August 10, 2015

The new PEM® VariMount™ fastening system (Type VM) from PennEngineering® uses self-clinching technology paired with a round steel or stainless steel base plate to offer a clean, ready-made assembly for mounting into any rigid material or panel. Multiple radial holes in the base plate and a...

Continue Reading

Structural acrylic adhesives offer extended process window, fast cure time

July 29, 2015

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ acrylic adhesive DP8425NS and 3M Scotch-Weld low-odor acrylic adhesive DP8825NS offer fast cure times and extend process work time up to 25 min. The kinetics of the reaction accelerate the cure, reaching handling strength in 45 min. and structural strength (1,000 PSI) in 50...

Continue Reading

Fasteners create strong right-angle attachment points

June 30, 2015

PennEngineering® offers patented PEM® R’ANGLE® fasteners for thin metal assemblies. They create strong right-angle attachment points to enable tighter design control and reduced hardware counts. The fasteners can serve as alternatives to conventional bent edge tabs, bent center tabs, bent...

Continue Reading

Resistance welding system provides process control, monitoring, quality analysis

June 25, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has announced the availability of the AWS3 Active Welding System 3, an integrated resistance spot welding system that provides process control, monitoring, and quality analysis. Available in basic and advanced versions with built-in remote services capabilities, the unit...

Continue Reading

Automatic strip end welding machine introduced

June 24, 2015

Straus-Artys Corp. has introduced a strip end welding machine with automatic strip cutting, strip positioning, and welding. The machine control enables parameter setting of starting, main, and end current flows. The integrated formula management allows fast repetitive welding of different kinds of...

Continue Reading

Rivet guns offered

June 24, 2015

S-B Industries offers pneumatic-hydraulic riveters. The BZ103A sets up to 0.1875-in. rivets in all materials. The BZ123A sets up to 0.25-in. structural rivets in all materials. Each riveter has a built-in vacuum system that carries the spent rivet mandrel back to an oversized collection tank....

Continue Reading

Automated robotic assembly station offered

May 28, 2015

Comau offers the SmartRob automated robotic assembly station featuring powertrain technology. The modular system supports various settings for the operation of assembly lines and complies with NR12 and lean manufacturing requirements. The SmartRob 2400, the largest assembly cell in the range,...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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,...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading