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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Fontijne Grotnes Group acquires part of Hess Industries

July 16, 2013

The Fontijne Grotnes Group, a maker of manufacturing equipment in the Netherlands, has acquired the intellectual property (IP) of Hess Industries Inc., minus the Wheel IP. The newly acquired product portfolio is positioned as Fontijne Formitt Inc., which includes Formitt Processes and Formitt...

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Integrating stamping, fabricating, and assembly

July 12, 2013 | By Tim Heston

Genesee Stampings and Fabrication has undergone a strategic shift from its core stamping and fabricating business. It has added an assembly operation to the shop floor.

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Spinning flare nuts rotate freely for attachment of mating hardware

July 11, 2013

New PEM® type SFN™ spinning flare nuts from PennEngineering® are designed to rotate freely when permanently captivated in thin metal sheets for quick attachment to mating hardware and reduced need for loose fasteners such as flange nuts. When they are paired with a self-clinching...

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Atlas: Blind Threaded Rivet Fasteners: A Tutorial

June 16, 2013

By: PennEngineering

This presentation will provide the audience an introduction and a better understanding of how blind threaded fasteners work, when and where they should be used, and what considerations need to be made for optimal use and performance.

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Spinning clinch bolts enable captivated screw to spin freely for quick attachment -

Spinning clinch bolts enable captivated screw to spin freely for quick attachment

June 6, 2013

PEM® spinning clinch bolts from PennEngineering® install permanently in thin sheet metal, but can spin freely in the sheet. This allows for quick attachment of mating hardware and reduced need for loose fasteners, such as screws and retaining clips or washers, according to the company....

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Designing for adhesive bonding -

Designing for adhesive bonding

June 3, 2013 | By Bob Zweng, Tim Vokes

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

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 | By Tim Heston

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.

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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

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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