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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Acrylic double-coated tapes feature solvent-free adhesive

May 26, 2016

Mactac® has launched a new series of high-tack, acrylic, double-coated tapes and transfer adhesives. The products feature the company’s new MP410 high-tack, solvent-free acrylic adhesive, designed to perform well on a variety of substrates. This low-VOC adhesive is resistant to solvents,...

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Resistance welding control features MFDC programming capabilities

May 23, 2016

The new Matuschek 1,000-Hz MFDC SPATZ+ is a modular resistance welding power supply and timer that can be configured for various purposes by changing or adding plug-in circuit boards. It can be used as a single weld gun controller, a multigun controller, a servo gun controller, and a master/slave...

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Self-clinching nuts install in ultrathin sheets with minimal footprint

April 21, 2016

New PEM® Type SMPP™ self-clinching nuts from PennEngineering® install permanently in ultrathin stainless steel sheet assemblies that have limited space for attachment hardware. With 0.065-in. height and 0.220-in. dia., they provide a minimal footprint in stainless steel sheets as thin as 0.025...

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Soldering products introduced

April 20, 2016

Forney Industries offers a line of soldering items that includes nearly 130 products. Packaging is color-coded for plumbing, electrical, general, and specialty work. The product line also offers lead-free options, comprised of silver and other environmentally friendly and recyclable...

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Two-component epoxy resists chemicals, abrasion, high temps

March 23, 2016

Featuring a silicon carbide filler, Master Bond Supreme 45HTQ-4 is a toughened epoxy for bonding, sealing, coating, and casting. This system can be used for a variety of industrial, aerospace, OEM, and oil processing applications. The epoxy combines chemical, temperature, and abrasion...

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Self-clinching pins made for micropositioning, alignment applications

March 16, 2016

Type MPP™ microPEM® self-clinching pins from PennEngineering® are suitable for micropositioning and alignment applications in compact electronic assemblies. The pins clinch permanently in metal sheets as thin as 0.020 in. The chamfered end of the pin enables mating-hole alignment, and the head...

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Preapplied threadlocker works on most fastener substrates

February 17, 2016

Tectorius® has introduced Tec-Bond™ 204 preapplied threadlocker. It is designed to perform on most fastener substrates, including zinc, organic finishes, brass, and stainless steel. Featuring a water-based carrier medium, the threadlocker delivers fast curing, demonstrating retaining torques...

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Flush-head studs designed for quick mating with plastic fasteners

December 28, 2015

New PEM® self-clinching, flush-head studs from PennEngineering® integrate X-Press™ threads for quick mating with push-on plastic nuts, wire tie products, and other plastic fasteners in thin metal assemblies. Their coarse thread design—larger threads relative to the stud’s...

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Welding machine combines capacitive discharge welding, bipolar MFC

December 24, 2015

Dengensha America has introduced the new Flexwave resistance welding machine and corresponding flexible waveform technology, which combines the capabilities of a capacitive discharge welding machine and a 15,000-Hz bipolar medium frequency converter (MFC). According to the company, less thermal...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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