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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High-temperature polyester tapes prevent surface contamination

October 20, 2016

3M has introduced 3M™ Polyester Tapes 875 and 876. Designed to remove cleanly even in high-temperature applications and prevent surface contamination, the tapes help eliminate the need for extra steps in manufacturing processes. The high-temperature rubber (nonsilicone) tape holds temporarily but...

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Glass-fiber tape supports molten metal below weld joint

October 19, 2016

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has developed a super-heavy-duty Argweld® Weld Backing Tape™ that provides support to molten metal below a weld joint to produce weld underbeads when welding with currents up to 600 amps. This glass-fiber weld backing system supports and protects the weld root...

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Metal bonder formulated to bond bare metals

October 11, 2016

3M™ has introduced Scotch-Weld™ metal bonder acrylic adhesive DP8407NS Gray. This high-strength, fast-curing structural adhesive offers high peel and durability and maintains its strength at temperatures as low as -40 degrees F, states the company.The product is suitable for bonding metals...

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Force control software aids high-speed precision robotic assembly

October 5, 2016

Yaskawa Motoman’s MotoFit™ is a 6-axis force-sensing package for high-speed precision assembly applications. It alters the robot’s position based on the force encountered to align or assemble parts. This sensor can detect three translational forces and three axial moments. Three operations...

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Cordless stud welding machine is portable

September 29, 2016

Nelson® Stud Welding has introduced the Pinnacle™ NCD+ 500b cordless, battery-powered stud welding machine. Its patent-pending design delivers thousands of welds on a single battery charge, states the company.The 18-lb., portable unit comes with a padded shoulder strap for transporting. There is...

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Self-clinching standoff fasteners mount components in compact assemblies

September 26, 2016

PEM® Type MSO4™ microPEM® self-clinching standoff fasteners from PennEngineering® enable components to be mounted and/or spaced in compact electronic assemblies, making them suitable for applications in which space is limited for attachment hardware. For installation into thin metal host...

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Self-clinching pilot pins available in several variations

August 25, 2016

PEM® self-clinching pilot pins from PennEngineering® are offered in a variety of designs for positioning, alignment, and pivot applications. They install in thin metal sheets and become permanent parts of an assembly. Type TPS™ (300 series stainless steel) pins install in steel or aluminum...

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System performs hole punching, metal joining using interchangeable tooling

August 15, 2016

Multicyl has combined its MultiLoc™ metal joining technology using the patented BTM clinch tooling with the Unipunch tooling system. Users now can use a single Multicyl system and Unipunch toolholder for both hole punching and metal joining using standard interchangeable tooling...

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Industrial tapes are solvent-free, low-VOC

August 1, 2016

Mactac® Industrial Tapes has introduced CleanTape™, a new solvent-free, low-VOC line of industrial tapes. They meet JIS-A1801 (Japan Industrial Standards) guidelines for critical substances. CleanBond™ double-faced tape and CleanFilm™ low-VOC transfer adhesive tape are coated with the...

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Hot crimping resistance welding system joins insulated copper wire to cable shoes

July 18, 2016

Amada Miyachi Europe has announced the availability of a hot crimping resistance welding system suitable for joining insulated copper wire to cable shoes or terminals. The system includes weld heads, transformer, power supply, and process monitor. It provides a fast, cost-effective alternative...

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Standoff fasteners enable spacing, stacking of multipanel assemblies

July 8, 2016

PEM® self-clinching standoff fasteners from PennEngineering® enable mounting, spacing, and stacking of panels, boards, and components in assemblies. This family of fasteners includes a range of types and styles designed for permanent installation into metal sheets as thin as 0.025 in....

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Movable-frame press offers up to 200 tons of pressing power

June 9, 2016

Dake Corp. offers the PMM 200MD movable-frame press. It delivers up to 200 tons of pressing power, making it suitable for assembly and straightening applications. The hydraulically operated frame and cylinder allow for a variety of movements to accommodate large pieces of metal. The 5.5-HP...

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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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