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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Balluff names business development support specialist

April 15, 2008

Balluff, Florence, Ky., has named Drew Stevens as business development support specialist for metal forming.Stevens, who directs the company's metal forming support programs, has been a journeyman...

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Remote compliance device corrects alignment errors in assembly applications

March 11, 2008

The Compensator, a remote center of compliance (RCC) device from ATI Industrial Automation, is designed to correct alignment errors with peg-in-hole automated assembly applications.The device features...

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Wire thread inserts eliminate need to account for tangs

February 12, 2008

Spiralock says that, in independent tests, bolts installed into the company's Drive Notch (DN™) wire thread inserts showed no loss of tension after 24 hours of continuous vibration (1 million...

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Fastener-installation press introduced

January 15, 2008

The new PEMSERTER® series 3000™l automatic fastener-installation press has been introduced by PennEngineering. According to the manufacturer, the press can install self-clinching fasteners...

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Jacobson Mfg. – Tiffin acquires Horizon Technology Group's Ohio location

January 15, 2008

Jacobson Mfg. – Tiffin LLC, Medina, Ohio, an affiliate of Continental/Midland, Jacobson Mfg., MSD Stamping, and Minuteman Distribution, has acquired the assets of HTG Tiffin LLC, Tiffin,...

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Bayloff appoints CEO

January 15, 2008

Bayloff Stamped Products, a third-generation, family-owned automotive stamping company, has appointed Tom Carey as CEO and president.Carey implements initiatives designed to enhance customer service...

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft....

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PennEngineering files complaints against fastener manufacturers

December 11, 2007

PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has served complaints on six fastener manufacturers that attended the National Industrial Fastener Show/West in Las Vegas in November.The complaint alleges that the...

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to...

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ATI Industrial Automation opens new Detroit office

October 9, 2007

ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, N.C., a developer of robotic peripheral equipment, recently opened a new office in Orion Township, Mich., near Detroit. The office houses the company's sales, customer...

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Misumi USA Inc. names president, expands marketing management team

October 9, 2007

Misumi USA Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., has appointed Masanori Suzuki as president. Previously Suzuki served as general manager of the strategic planning dept. for Misumi Corp. in Japan, the parent company...

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LAI named on Inc.list of fastest-growing companies

October 9, 2007

Inc. Magazinenamed LAI Intl. Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a provider of contract manufacturing services, to its inaugural list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. The magazine...

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Structural adhesives form strong bond with signage

September 11, 2007

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Sign-makers have long sought a way to improve durability and aesthetics and reduce the labor-intensive steps associated with welding, taping, and fastening. Today's adhesives can structurally bond metals to plastics with unique design, production and costs benefits, thereby making them an alternative to welding and mechanical fasteners for sign industry fabrication.

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Servo-press workstations can be customized

September 11, 2007

Promess Inc. has introduced a line of customizable servo-press workstations, based on the company's electromechanical assembly press (EMAP), intelligent control, and sensor technologies integrated...

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Rivet machine designed for delicate applications

September 11, 2007

AIM Joraco offers a line of delicate rivet machines based on its standard line of Toggle-Aire® presses.The machine is a fully pneumatic press integrated with AC-powered, cam belt-driven rivet...

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