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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Designing for adhesive bonding -

Designing for adhesive bonding

June 3, 2013

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While it is sometimes more economically favorable to use adhesives as an alternative to welding, a fabricator must consider many important points before making the changeover.

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Tapping fluid withstands severe operations -

Tapping fluid withstands severe operations

May 30, 2013

JTM Products offers TapRite™III tapping fluid for tapping and threading applications in ferrous metals. According to the manufacturer, the fluid provides increased tap life and excellent lubricity in steel alloys and other severe uses, as well as mild steels. The chlorinated oil/wax gel...

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Super Steels super rebound

May 29, 2013


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Dirk Smith, COO of Milwaukee-based Super Steel, describes how the fabricator endured tough times and emerged from a receivership, went back to its roots of quick-turn contract fabrication, and successfully balanced it with its product line work for the freight rail industry. Read the article.

Elgin Fastener Group names new Cleveland GM -

Elgin Fastener Group names new Cleveland GM

May 19, 2013

Elgin Fastener Group (EFG), Batesville, Ind., has announced the appointment of Carl Ondraka as general manager-Cleveland Operations, with responsibility for the company's manufacturing operations at Chandler Products, Quality Bolt & Screw, and Telefast Industries. Ondraka is a graduate of...

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Self-clinching, flush-head studs made for thin stainless steel assemblies

April 29, 2013

PEM® Type FHP™ self-clinching, flush-head studs from PennEngineering® install permanently into thin stainless steel sheets for attachment applications requiring corrosion resistance. They help contribute to thinner, lighter designs for component assemblies in the medical, food service, and...

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Elgin Fastener Group announces acquisition of Vegas Fastener Mfg.

April 4, 2013

Elgin Fastener Group LLC (EFG), Batesville, Ind., has acquired Vegas Fastener Mfg., Las Vegas. Vegas Fastener Mfg. operates a variety of forging presses, computer-controlled turning centers, vertical CNC mills, and CNC bar feeders. The company serves industries including power generation,...

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Self-clinching fasteners enable permanent flush joining of two sheets

February 12, 2013

PEM® SpotFast® self-clinching fasteners from PennEngineering® enable two sheets to be joined permanently in a flush-attachment connection without protrusions on either side. They can be used to attach two metal sheets too thin to weld, fasten sheets of unequal thicknesses, join dissimilar...

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Weld-Ed establishes summer workshop series for welding educators

February 4, 2013

The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed), located at Lorain County Community College in Lorain, Ohio, has announced its 2013 professional development workshop series, which includes five training modules. The hands-on, instructional workshops offer welding educators...

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PennEngineering appoints new field staff

February 4, 2013

Fastener manufacturer PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has announced several appointments to its field staff. Matthew Llewellyn has been named territory manager for the U.K. and Ireland, and Matthias Kreuter becomes key account manager-automotive for Germany. Adam Smelewski serves as PEMSERTER®...

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Tool converts round holes to hexagonal for insert installation -

Tool converts round holes to hexagonal for insert installation

January 21, 2013

The new ATLAS® RIV 990 hexcutter tool from PennEngineering® is engineered to convert predrilled round holes to hexagonal holes for installation of full- or half-hex-bodied, blind threaded inserts. The tool operates on 90-PSI air pressure and accommodates interchangeable noses to...

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Elgin Fastener Group announces staff additions -

Elgin Fastener Group announces staff additions

January 11, 2013

Elgin Fastener Group (EFG), Batesville, Ind., has announced three new additions to its staff. Brian A. McDonald has been named corporate controller, located at the Batesville corporate office. A graduate of Milligan College in Tennessee, he holds an MBA from Xavier University. McDonald has more...

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Spirol receives supplier award from GM

January 9, 2013

Spirol Industries Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has received the General Motors 2012 Supplier Quality Excellence Award. GM reports that it presents the award to its product suppliers that have demonstrated the highest levels of quality performance over the previous 12 months; about 7 percent of its...

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The lowdown on lean fastening -

The lowdown on lean fastening

January 7, 2013


Selecting the proper equipment, locating that equipment in the right spot on the shop floor, and using the right hardware can help to introduce new efficiencies and reduce costs in a fabricator’s joining and assembly operations.

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Self-clinching pilot pins designed for positioning, alignment applications -

Self-clinching pilot pins designed for positioning, alignment applications

October 22, 2012

PEM® self-clinching pilot pins, offered in several variations by PennEngineering®, are designed for positioning, alignment, and pivot applications. Once installed in thin metal sheet, they become permanent parts of an assembly. Type TPS™ (300 series stainless steel) pins install...

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Compact screw assemblies have 475-kN static load capacity -

Compact screw assemblies have 475-kN static load capacity

September 27, 2012

Rexroth offers newly developed planetary screw assemblies that allow for heavy loads to be moved quickly. The drive elements are available in five sizes with a static load capacity of up to 475 kN. The compact units require less installation space than ball screw assemblies with the same...

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