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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Elgin Fastener Group names VP of manufacturing

November 10, 2009

Elgin Fastener Group (EFG), Versailles, Ind., has promoted Phil King to the position of vice president of manufacturing. In this position, he works in tandem with team members at EFG companies...

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Adept Technology hires director of global sales, marketing

November 10, 2009

Adept Technology Inc., Pleasanton, Calif., has appointed Rush LaSelle as director of global sales and marketing. He is responsible for the company's global sales and marketing initiatives.LaSelle has...

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Extruded-material tube fittings aimed at oil, gas, and chemical markets

October 13, 2009

The Instrumentation Products Div. of Parker Hannifin has developed a production process for its A-LOK® tube fittings based on stainless steel extrusions. The technology is aimed at users in...

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Workholding system's captured screw, dowel assemblies allow quick installation

October 13, 2009

Stevens Eng. Inc. and Big Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. have introduced the Unilock starter kit workholding system. The kit allows users to plug the components immediately into their production cell...

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Antidumping, countervailing duty cases filed against fastener imports from China and Taiwan

September 24, 2009

On Sept. 23, Wiley Rein LLP filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission against imports of standard fasteners...

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Peddinghaus announces engineering promotions

June 9, 2009

Peddinghaus Corp. has announced the promotions of two senior engineers at its facility in Bradley, Ill.James Magnuson was named as vice president of R&D. He is responsible for the development of new...

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Lomar Machine & Tool recognized by Eaton Corp.

May 28, 2009

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp. honored 38 premier suppliers last month as part of the company's supplier recognition program. This is the fourth year that Eaton has recognized a...

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Weldflash Sensors

Sensors in the welding environment

May 26, 2009

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From weld resistance to factor 1, sensors employ technology to deliver accurate, long-lasting operation, even in challenging welding environments. When properly applied, these systems reduce downtime and replacement costs while optimizing production.

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Sensors in the welding environment - Which ones are tough enough for the job?

May 26, 2009

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From weld resistance to factor 1, sensors employ technology to deliver accurate, long-lasting operation, even in challenging welding environments. When properly applied, these systems reduce downtime and replacement costs while optimizing production.

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Fastener Fair Stuttgart to move for 2009

April 14, 2009

Following the success of Fastener Fair Stuttgart in September 2008, where 435 exhibitors from 37 countries met with 3,506 visitors from around the world, the organizer has announced a new location for...

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Heavy-duty shop press has adjustable hand winch for bed-height change, daylight control

December 16, 2008

Phoenix Hydraulic Presses recently produced a 25-ton, heavy-duty H-frame shop press to assemble spring-loaded cylinders.The press features an easily adjustable hand winch to change the bed height and...

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Fasteners designed for thin metal parts requiring repeatable pivoting, hinging action

December 16, 2008

PEM® SpotFast® fasteners, paired with a specially designed wave washer, allow attachment of two thin metal parts in applications requiring repeatable pivoting or hinging action. These...

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Structural blind rivets, two-piece lockbolts suitable for heavy-duty assembly

December 16, 2008

Alcoa Fastening Systems' line of Huck fasteners includes a range of structural blind rivets and two-piece lockbolts for heavy-duty assembly applications.The line includes the HuckLok™ structural...

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PennEngineering®, Pencom announce settlement agreement

December 16, 2008

Penn Eng. & Mfg., Danboro, Pa., and Peninsula Components Inc., San Carlos, Calif., have announced a settlement agreement of PennEngineering's lawsuit against Pencom for infringement of certain patents...

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Composite Joining

Don't get stuck wondering about composites

November 25, 2008

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Automakers and other manufacturers are interested in utilizing composites more in their manufacturing operations. Composites come with their own set of challenges, and one of the most important challenges is how to join the engineered material to a metal correctly using an adhesive. When joining materials, adhesives evenly distribute loads and reduce labor time.

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