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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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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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High-volume joining process expands use of aluminum in autos

June 8, 2015

In partnership with General Motors, Alcoa, and TWB Co. LLC, researchers from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have transformed a joining technique called friction stir welding (FSW). The technique now can be used to join aluminum sheets of varying thicknesses,...

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Keyhole TIG Ltd. wins Innovator Award

June 2, 2015

Keyhole TIG Ltd. (K-TIG), Adelaide, South Australia, has won the Innovator Award at the DTC Defence Industry Awards. Organized annually by the Defence Teaming Centre, the awards recognize the contribution of leading companies within the defense community. The Innovator Award, sponsored by the...

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Manufacturing Technology Inc. sends largest friction welding machine to Pratt & Whitney

May 12, 2015

Manufacturing Technology Inc. (MTI), South Bend, Ind., has shipped what it says is the world’s largest friction welding machine to aerospace company Pratt & Whitney. The machine, which is 20 ft. tall and weighs about 400,000 lbs., will friction weld large-diameter aircraft engine...

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Electron Beam Technologies names global sales manager

May 11, 2015

Kankakee, Ill.-based Electron Beam Technologies Inc., a provider of welding products and services, has appointed Oscar Rodriguez as the new global sales manager. Rodriguez previously worked for RGV International Marketing, Industrial Electric Wire & Cable, and Evana Automation & Repair...

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Most sought-after fastener in history is from the Apollo 11 command module, says FMW

April 21, 2015

FMW Fasteners, Houston, asked more than 300 people the following question: If you could choose to have one souvenir fastener from history, which one would you choose? The most sought-after fastener in history is one used on the Apollo 11 command module. The remaining top choices are fasteners...

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The Accurate Group of Companies acquires Induclose Caps and Plugs

April 21, 2015

The Accurate Group of Companies, Toronto, has acquired Induclose Caps and Plugs Ltd., a provider of caps, plugs, masks, and fastener surface treatments. The group’s FCI Molded Products Inc. division, which distributes custom molded products and furniture componentry, will amalgamate Induclose...

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Evana Automation ships two assembly systems to Tier 1 automotive supplier

April 21, 2015

Evana Automation Specialists, a systems integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems in Evansville, Ind., has shipped two custom assembly systems to a Tier 1 automotive supplier of fuel and braking fluid delivery components that will fabricate low-pressure fuel rail...

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World demand for industrial fasteners to rise 5.4 percent annually through 2018

April 17, 2015

Worldwide demand for industrial fasteners is forecast to climb 5.4 percent annually through 2018 to $93.8 billion, accelerating from the 2008-2013 pace. According to the “World Industrial Fasteners” study released by ReportLinker, increases in motor vehicle, machinery, and other durable goods...

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Coldwater Machine opens weld evaluation and testing lab

April 16, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co.’s Solid-State Joining Center in Coldwater, Ohio, has announced the opening of a materials evaluation and testing (MET) lab for weld inspection as an extension of its capabilities. This on-site service provides verification of weld integrity. The company has added a new...

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PennEngineering appoints vice president of global automotive

April 15, 2015

Danboro, Pa.-based PennEngineering®, a fastener manufacturer, has announced that Pete Beecherl has joined the company as vice president of global automotive. In this newly created position, Beecherl drives and coordinates strategic initiatives for the company worldwide across all...

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Lewis-Goetz acquires Action Industrial Group

April 10, 2015

Lewis-Goetz, Pittsburgh, has acquired Action Industrial Group, a South Carolina-based fabricator and distributor of fasteners, gaskets, hose products, and industrial construction tools and supplies. The acquisition adds seven Southeast locations to the Lewis-Goetz footprint, as well as considerable...

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