Assembly and Joining

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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Reimagining the C-clamp

December 7, 2016 | By Tim Heston

The C-clamp is easy to take for granted. It’s an unchanging, almost timeless part of the typical workbench. It works well enough—but for one structural analyst, it didn’t.

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Weld Systems Integrators named as master distributor and importer for Tecna

November 22, 2016

Weld Systems Integrators Inc. (WSI), Warrensville Heights, Ohio, has been named as a master distributor and importer for Tecna SpA, a manufacturer of resistance spot welding machinery, portable weld guns, test and measurement accessories, and spring-driven tool balancers.WSI is a manufacturer and...

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Fastener designed for high-volume applications

November 3, 2016

Bryce Fastener Inc. offers the patented StykFit™ tamper-proof fastener, suitable for high-volume applications in which security and fast assembly are required. The fastener is fast-indexing, even while the driver bit is rotating, the company states. It is nonmagnetic, so it works with stainless...

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Dengensha opens customer service and support center in Cincinnati

November 2, 2016

Resistance welding equipment provider Dengensha America Corp., Bedford, Ohio, has opened a customer service and support branch office in Cincinnati. Staffed with a sales manager, service engineer, and customer service and support specialists, the new location is initially focused on supporting the...

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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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Industrial fasteners market growth projected at 4 percent CAGR to 2020

October 18, 2016

Pune, India-based Sandler Research, in its recently published “Global Industrial Fasteners Market 2016-2020,” predicts the market to grow at a CAGR of 4.05 percent through 2020. According to the report, the emergence of self-clinching fasteners will help drive market growth. The fasteners,...

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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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U.S. industrial fastener market to return to sustainable growth levels in 2020

September 29, 2016

The Freedonia Group, Cleveland, has released “Industrial Fasteners,” a study that analyzes the U.S. industrial fastener market. According to the study, the market is expected to return to sustainable growth levels through 2020, following a surge in demand experienced during the recovery-fueled...

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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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Accurate Screw Machine achieves AS9100C certification

September 28, 2016

Accurate Screw Machine (ASM), a division of MW Industries Inc., has achieved AS9100 Rev. C certification for its Fairfield, N.J., manufacturing plant. The firm manufactures custom electronic hardware, fasteners, and precision machined components for the aerospace and general industrial...

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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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T.J. Snow releases 2017 resistance welding seminar schedule

September 21, 2016

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based T.J. Snow has released its resistance welding seminar schedule for 2017. The class covers the basics of resistance welding, covering topics such as industry terms, force delivery systems, welding transformer operation, and setup. Classes are scheduled for the following...

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Coldwater Machine partners with Ohio State for vaporizing foil actuator welding project

September 14, 2016

Coldwater Machine Co., a Coldwater, Ohio-based manufacturer and integrator of assembly automation and machines for the automotive, appliance, energy, and aerospace industries, has been selected as a manufacturing and collaboration partner to help commercialize The Ohio State University’s...

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