Assembly and Joining News

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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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 “Worldwide Industrial Fasteners” study released by ReportLinker, increases in motor vehicle, machinery, and other durable...

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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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3M launches website featuring adhesives, tapes for assembly

March 27, 2015

3M has launched a website at www.3m.com/assemblysolutions as a starting point for engineers to review the company’s adhesives and tapes as alternatives to mechanical fasteners, welds, and rivets. The site provides an overview of common applications for the products and rates the attributes of...

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Evana Automation receives contract for two turnkey assembly, test lines

February 11, 2015

Evansville, Ind.-based Evana Automation Specialists, a systems integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, has received a contract to supply two turnkey assembly and test systems to a global Tier 1 automotive supplier. The semiautomated lines will be used for the...

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LORD Corp. names Rudolph Bros. & Co. as distributor of the year

February 10, 2015

LORD Corp., Cary, N.C., a provider of vibration and motion control technologies, sensing systems, adhesives, and coatings, has selected Rudolph Bros. & Co. of Columbus, Ohio, as its Product Assembly Structural Adhesives Division distributor of the year for 2014. Rudolph Bros. & Co. has...

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OSG changes name to better reflect core competencies

January 22, 2015

OSG Tap & Die Inc., a manufacturer of taps, drills, end mills, dies, and indexable cutting tools in Glendale Heights, Ill., has changed its name to OSG USA Inc. to reflect the array of products and services that the company markets domestically. The company, a subsidiary of OSG Corp.,...

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Spirol receives 2014 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award

January 9, 2015

For the third consecutive year, Spirol Industries Ltd., a manufacturer of engineered components for fastening and joining in Windsor, Ont., has received the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award. GM has 2,300 North American suppliers, and Spirol is one of 80 companies to receive the...

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T. J. Snow personnel certified as resistance welding technicians

January 8, 2015

Five service techs at Chattanooga, Tenn.-based T. J. Snow Co., plus CEO Tom Snow, recently became among the first in the U.S. to receive the certified resistance welding technician (CRWT) designation offered by the American Welding Society (AWS). A 100-question exam tests applicants’...

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Coldwater Machine Co. offers friction stir weld service for short-run and prototype parts

December 17, 2014

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co., a manufacturer of equipment and tools for multiple industries, has announced that its Solid-State Joining Center now is providing preproduction, prototype, and low-volume friction stir weld part production. The center has five FWS series friction...

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Coldwater Machine appoints Solid State Joining Center director

December 10, 2014

Coldwater Machine Co., a builder and integrator of equipment for industrial component manufacturing in Coldwater, Ohio, has appointed Robert Rich as director of its Solid State Joining Center, dedicated to the development of technologies such as friction welding to address the challenges of joining...

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K.L. Jack & Co. partners with toy drive for Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

December 8, 2014

Industrial fasteners and supplies distributor K.L. Jack & Co., Portland, Maine, has partnered with the Steven Delano Memorial Fund Holiday Toy Drive to provide toys, gifts, and donations for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, also located in Portland. The drive continues through Dec. 18, or...

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EWI engineer wins 2014 Elihu Thomson Resistance Welding Award

December 1, 2014

EWI, Columbus, Ohio, has announced that Jerry Gould, technology leader for EWI’s Resistance and Solid State Welding group, has been selected as this year’s Elihu Thomson Resistance Welding Award recipient. The annual award recognizes outstanding contribution to the technology and application of...

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Stimpson Co. launches Spanish-language website

November 19, 2014

Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Stimpson Co. Inc. has launched a Spanish-language version of its website at www.stimpson.com. The company manufactures and supplies metal grommets, eyelets, hole plugs, and snap fasteners and related attaching...

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