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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Joining Technologies’ machine shop earns AS9100 certification

May 27, 2016

East Granby, Conn.-based Joining Technologies Inc. has announced its full-service machine shop has achieved AS9100 certification. The company provides laser and electron beam welding, laser additive manufacturing, and weld system design and integration....

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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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PennEngineering appoints director of global quality

May 24, 2016

Danboro, Pa.-based fastener manufacturer PennEngineering® has hired Jeff Sharp as director of global quality. He is responsible for leading and directing the corporate management control system. Sharp most recently served as customer quality manager for the Fletcher Brake Caliper Division of...

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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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5 steps to lean assembly in the job shop

May 9, 2016

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Many think cellular assembly isn’t applicable to the job shop, but in fact, creating cells in custom manufacturing is nothing new. For shops that carefully identify product or process families, cellular assembly can help increase throughput dramatically.

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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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PennEngineering launches newly designed website

March 30, 2016

PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has launched a newly designed website at www.pemnet.com featuring improved functionality and simplified search tools and links for access to the company’s line of fastener products, installation equipment, and engineering and technical support. New features...

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T.J. Snow CEO named chairman of RWMA

March 28, 2016

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based T.J. Snow Co., a manufacturer and distributor of resistance welding machinery, accessories, and supplies, has announced that CEO Tom Snow has been named chairman of the Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA), a standing committee of the American Welding Society...

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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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Manufacturing Technology Inc. purchases ProSpot Welding

March 4, 2016

Manufacturing Technology Inc. (MTI), South Bend, Ind., has finalized the purchase of ProSpot, a resistance welding machinery and consumables company located in Tamworth, U.K. The acquisition doubles the size of MTI’s U.K. subsidiary and adds to its previously acquired British Federal brand of...

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T.J. Snow announces resistance welding seminar schedule for 2016

March 4, 2016

T.J. Snow, a provider of resistance welding machinery and supplies based in Chattanooga, Tenn., has announced its 2016 schedule of one-day resistance welding seminars: March 23 - Houston April 20 - Cleveland May 4 - Charlotte, N.C. May 25 - Richmond, Va. June 8 - Louisville, Ky. June 21-22...

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Electron Beam Technologies hires global sales manager

February 22, 2016

Electron Beam Technologies Inc., a Kankakee, Ill.-based manufacturer of welding products and OEM specialty electron beam cross-linked cables for industry, has hired Steven Bates as global sales manager. Bates previously worked for Electrical Components Intl., Draka, and International Wire...

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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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