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The lowdown on lean fastening -

The lowdown on lean fastening

January 7, 2013 | By Leon M. Attarian

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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Custom pink riveter supports breast cancer awareness

September 25, 2012

National Rivet & Mfg. Co., Waupun, Wis., has delivered a pink riveter to a Wisconsin manufacturer of automotive assemblies that wanted to show support for breast cancer awareness. The customer ordered a model 600 electromechanical rivet setter, a medium-duty machine that sets steel,...

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A fabricating home run -

A fabricating home run

August 30, 2012 | By Amanda Carlson

Kohler High School’s Engineering Club captured the attention of the Milwaukee Brewers, the MLB Network, and thousands of others with its Miller Park replica grill.

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App provides fastener installation dimensions

August 28, 2012

PennEngineering® has launched the new PEMspec™ app for the iPhone® and iPad®. It is available for free download in the iTunes® app store. The app is designed to enable users to access critical installation dimensions for a selected PEM® fastener from the company's line of self-clinching,...

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Elgin Fastener Group hires COO -

Elgin Fastener Group hires COO

August 27, 2012

Elgin Fastener Group, Batesville, Ind., has announced the appointment of Michael A. Wilson to the position of COO. He has more than 20 years of experience in various aspects of manufacturing and management. Retired from the U.S. Army National Guard after 21 years of service, Wilson has a...

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How to wrap up packaging problems -

How to wrap up packaging problems

August 3, 2012 | By Tim Heston

A poorly packaged pallet of parts damaged in transit turns all that value-adding upstream activity--cutting, deburring, bending, welding, grinding, heat treating, plating, powder coating, hardware insertion, and assembly--into waste

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Super Steel to host job fair

June 28, 2012

Super Steel, Milwaukee, will host a job fair on Saturday, July 14, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The company is hiring the following positions for all shifts: welders setup, welders craftsmen, laser operators, setup brake operators, and electromechanical assemblers. A signing bonus of up to $1,000 is...

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Fasteners' nylon insert prevents threaded mating hardware from loosening -

Fasteners' nylon insert prevents threaded mating hardware from loosening

June 26, 2012

PEM® nylon insert, self-locking fasteners from PennEngineering® provide a reusable, nonmetallic prevailing torque thread lock to prevent threaded mating hardware from loosening in service because of vibration or other application-related forces. Their trademarked blue nylon hexagonal...

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Elgin Fastener Group announces acquisition of Northern Wire LLC

June 20, 2012

Elgin Fastener Group LLC (EFG), Versailles, Ind., has completed the acquisition of Northern Wire LLC, Merrill, Wis. Jeff Liter, EFG CEO, said, "The acquisition of Northern Wire gives the Elgin Fastener Group a solid foothold in the wire form market and opens new doors to product lines that were...

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ETM Mfg. adds business development, customer service staff

June 13, 2012

ETM Mfg., Littleton, Mass., a supplier of custom sheet metal manufacturing, machining, and assembly serving regional OEMs, has added staff to its business development and customer service teams. Richard Dapp has almost 40 years of manufacturing experience in engineering, sales, and service. As...

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A tale of two worlds in one shop -

A tale of two worlds in one shop

June 13, 2012 | By Dan Davis

Vista Manufacturing Co., Kansas City, Kan., stands out even more than other fab shops in an industry where one metal fabricating shop is rarely an exact copy of another. The company, which has roots in electronics product manufacturing, offers electronics assembly for those customers needing parts like printed circuit boards. This value-added capability, combined with its metalworking talents, has made Vista an important partner for several customers in the Midwest.

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Würth Adams expands to Colorado

June 8, 2012

Würth Adams, Maple Grove, Minn., a fastener distributor with core competency in C-Parts management, has opened a new, 21,000-sq.-ft. branch and distribution center near Denver. The Aurora, Colo., facility provides the company with growth opportunities in the renewable energy sector, as well as...

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Large-diameter stud heads help reduce stress on panels -

Large-diameter stud heads help reduce stress on panels

May 24, 2012

PEM® self-clinching studs from PennEngineering® are designed with large-diameter heads for heavy-duty attachment applications. The enlarged, nonflush stud head distributes axial tightening force over a large area to reduce compressive stress on the panel and provide full thread strength....

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