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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Self-clinching flush nuts install into stainless steel sheets

July 15, 2014

New PEMSERT® Type F4™ self-clinching flush nuts from PennEngineering® provide load-bearing threads in thin stainless sheets without creating any protrusions on either side. When the nuts are installed permanently into 300 series stainless steel sheets as thin as 0.060 in., both the top and...

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Taps designed for threading of stainless steels, high-strength alloys

June 17, 2014

Emuge Corp. has introduced Z-taps, a line of taps designed for use on stainless steels, high-strength alloys, tool steels, and cast steels. The taps are engineered with an advanced chamfer geometry and rake/flute form, states the company. GLT-1, a newly developed multilayered coating, produces a...

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Optical sensor signals when fastener-installation press’s safety is set properly

June 12, 2014

PennEngineering® has added an optical sensor feature to its PEMSERTER® Series 4® press for installing self-clinching fasteners. The Optical Sensor Indicator (OSI) has been integrated as standard into the built-in point-of-operation safety of the press to signal when the safety is set properly...

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Resistance spot welding process welds using new-generation gun

June 4, 2014

Fronius Intl. GmbH has developed a second-generation weld gun for its DeltaSpot resistance spot welding process. The new weld gun has a simple interface and maintenance design. Its core elements include a newly configured base body and reworked arms and drive motors. With the previous...

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Acrylic adhesive features lay-flat liners

May 5, 2014

3M™ has announced enhancements in sustainability and liner technology to its High Performance Acrylic Adhesive 200MP for bonding to metal and high-surface-energy plastics. Applications include ATMs, vehicle dashboards, appliance panels, and trackpad bonding. The pressure-sensitive...

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Self-clinching standoffs made for ultrathin stainless steel assemblies

May 1, 2014

New PEM® Type TSO4™ self-clinching stainless steel standoffs from PennEngineering® are suitable for stacking or spacing components to or from ultrathin stainless steel panels. The hardened stainless fasteners install permanently into stainless steel sheets as thin as 0.025 in. with a...

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Postweld induction annealing system designed for AHSS welding, processing

April 28, 2014

Taylor-Winfield has developed the AnnWeld™ postweld induction annealing system. It is mounted inline with seam welding systems or as an additional process step for flash welding machines. According to the manufacturer, the process improves ductility in the welded joint without sacrificing weld...

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Hydraulic system inserts fasteners in mild steel, stainless, aluminum

April 9, 2014

The 824 OT-4e lite fully hydraulic fastener insertion system from Haeger is suitable for mid- to high-volume parts with fasteners up to 0616 (M10) in mild steel and 0516 (M6) in stainless. With a positive-stop feature when force required is less than 1,000 lbs., the machine also is suitable for...

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Self-clinching threaded studs designed for thin metal assemblies

March 27, 2014

PennEngineering® offers PEM® self-clinching threaded studs for thin metal attachments. They are available in a variety of materials and lengths. The product lineup includes flush-head studs for use in aluminum or steel sheets as thin as 0.040 in. and stainless versions offering...

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Machine inserts four different fasteners in same part handling

March 24, 2014

Phillips Corp. offers the Haeger 824 MSP insertion machine. Its manual four-station turret allows insertion of four different fasteners in the same part handling. The PLC touchscreen allows the operator to set force, dwell, up-travel, batch counter, and TPS for each station. The hydraulic...

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Metal fasteners suitable for use in extreme conditions

February 27, 2014

Goodfellow offers a variety of refractory metal fasteners (nuts, bolts, and washers) in sizes from M3 to M6 for applications that involve high temperature, high voltage, magnetism, and harsh corrosive environments. The four chemically inert metals currently offered — tungsten, tantalum,...

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Pins function as fasteners in compact electronics

February 18, 2014

New microPEM® TackSert™ pins from PennEngineering® attach top panels to a base panel or chassis in compact electronic assemblies. They work with top panels of any material as thin as 0.008 in. and base panels or chassis made from common magnesium die-cast materials or plastics. Their...

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Solid-state HF welding machine offers induction or contact welding

February 13, 2014

Thermatool Corp. offers the 800-kW HAZControl™ Technology Dual solid-state HF welding machine. Its software offers a selection of HF weld power and frequency in ±1-kW and 1-kHz increments, allowing heat input control during welding. A predictive algorithm built into the software guides...

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Self-clinching fasteners for stainless steel allow for lighter-weight designs

February 10, 2014

PennEngineering®’s PEM® self-clinching fasteners for use in stainless steel assemblies install permanently into thin stainless steel sheets, enabling lighter-weight designs by minimizing hardware parts count. The product line includes panel fasteners integrating captive screws for...

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Brazing system’s new gas nozzle shape increases brazing speed

February 7, 2014

In collaboration with the joining technology development department at Audi AG, Fronius has introduced CMT Braze+ with a new, patented gas nozzle shape that allows high brazing speeds. According to the manufacturer, initial applications of the new process in Audi AG’s autobody shops have...

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