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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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D&S Industrial Fasteners opens Pennsylvania storefront

August 15, 2016

D&S Industrial Fasteners, a distributor of fasteners, safety equipment, chemicals, power tools, and industrial products, has opened its first retail storefront in Washington, Pa. The storefront will hold a two-day grand opening on Aug. 18-19 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will feature...

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Nelson Fastener Systems acquires TOG Mfg.

August 8, 2016

Fastener manufacturer Nelson® Fastener Systems, Elyria, Ohio, has announced that TOG® Mfg., North Adams, Mass., has joined its family of companies. TOG, a producer and distributor of specialty fasteners, rotor studs, valve components, and custom bushings, employs 36 people. Its name,...

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Marlin Steel adds wire/strip forming and welding machine

August 8, 2016

Baltimore-based Marlin Steel has added an Ultimat UMW-100 wire and strip forming and welding machine to its factory floor. The machine uses medium-frequency direct current (MFDC) welding to bond metals quickly and efficiently while minimizing burrs, the company states. MFDC machines rectify the...

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All Integrated Solutions acquires Great Lakes Fasteners

August 8, 2016

All Integrated Solutions (AIS), Franksville, Wis., a portfolio company of High Road Capital Partners, has acquired Great Lakes Fasteners Corp., Grand Rapids, Mich., a value-added distributor of fasteners and industrial components and provider of vendor-managed inventory programs to OEMs. AIS,...

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LIFT technology project to research distortion reduction in welding lightweight sheets

July 21, 2016

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), Detroit, has launched a collaboration of research and industry partners to use complex computer models to reduce distortion while joining lightweight metal sheets. The technology development team expects to expand the ability of laboratory computer...

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Fastenal adds SPEEDWRAP brand fasteners to its iHub warehouse

July 12, 2016

The Fastenal Co., an industrial distributor in Racine, Wis., has added Speedtech’s SPEEDWRAP® brand products to its iHub warehouse located in Indianapolis. Earlier this year Speedtech announced Fastenal’s decision to offer its customers the hook and loop and specialty fasteners. Also being...

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Meritor facility receives industry award for assembly line transformation

July 11, 2016

Meritor Inc.’s Lindesberg, Sweden, facility has received the Swedish Assembly Award 2016 for advancing assembly technology. The plant, which manufactures front and rear axles, began a transformation in 2012 by installing two new lines for front and rear axle assembly. In the final stage of the...

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Nelson Fastener Systems established

June 22, 2016

Nelson Fastener Systems (NFS) has been formed in Elyria, OH, creating a rebranded business unit that comprises six manufacturing entities: Nelson Stud Welding Inc.; Ferry Cap & Set Screw; Specialty Bar Products; EBC Industries; Automatic SMP; and Spiegelberg Mfg. The companies formerly were part of...

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