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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BTD Manufacturing acquires Pro Engineering

August 7, 2007

BTD Manufacturing Inc., Detroit Lakes, Minn., has acquired Pro Engineering, Minneapolis. The transaction involved an exchange of cash for assets.An operating company of Otter Tail Corp., BTD offers...

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Fastener Fair Stuttgart offers networking opportunities

July 10, 2007

More than 350 exhibitors from 36 countries plan to host visitors at Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2007. The two-day event opens Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. at Messe Stuttgart Killesberg in Stuttgart,...

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Press manually installs self-clinching fasteners

May 8, 2007

The PEMSERTER® Series 4® manual press can install self-clinching fasteners in applications in which automated systems would be impractical.The pneumatic-powered press uses shop air. An 18-in....

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Bosch Rexroth launches new Web site

May 8, 2007

Bosch Rexroth has launched a new Web site intended to help automotive companies and their suppliers improve productivity, reliability, and efficiency in all areas of manufacturing, the company...

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PennEngineering hires global vice president, sales/marketing

May 8, 2007

PennEngineering® has appointed Chris Marx as global vice president of sales and marketing. In his new position, Marx oversees the company's worldwide sales and marketing functions.Marx has...

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Metal adhesive applicator

Joining metal with adhesives

January 9, 2007

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Adhesives offer several advantages that make them an attractive alternative to mechanical fastening or thermal joining, such as welding, soldering, and brazing. Advantages include the following: They can be effective on dissimilar metal substrates with dissimilar melting points; they do not cause distortion, discoloration, or weld worms; holes do not need to be drilled into the material in preparation for fasteners; and they distribute stress load evenly over a broad area.

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Clamps provide enhanced ergonomics, holding power

January 9, 2007

DE-STA-CO's Horizontal Handle Hold-Down Action Clamps (models 2013, 2017, 2027, and 2037) deliver 60 percent more holding capacity than the legacy models in the same envelope, the company says.A knob...

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Hydra-pneumatic cylinder offers high-speed, all power-stoke operation

January 9, 2007

AEC/Hypercyl's HZ series hydra-pneumatic cylinders offers a power-stroke operation for various assembly clamping, piercing, metalworking, pressing, marking, resistance welding, and riveting...

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Textron names interim president/CEO

December 12, 2006

Textron Inc., Troy, Mich., has named Joseph Gray as interim president and CEO for Textron Fastening Systems (TFS), which has been rebranded as Acument Global Technologies.Previously Gray was a member...

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ITW Red Head names engineering manager

December 12, 2006

ITW Red Head, Wood Dale, Ill., has hired Bill Dubon as engineering manager. Dubon leads the product development process and engineering initiatives.Previously Dubon was engineering manager for Pentair...

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Vertical-handle clamps save space

November 7, 2006

Vertical-handle hold-down action clamps from De-Sta-Co allow users to save space without compromising holding capacity.Available in 2002, 2007, and 2010 series, the clamps have an ergonomic handle...

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Blind rivet fastener joins 1/8- to 7/8-in.-thick assemblies

November 7, 2006

Huck Fasteners' HuckLok™ blind rivet fastener provides a -in. grip range for joining a range of assemblies from truck bodies to HVAC. Assemblies from 1/8 to 7/8 in. thick can be joined.The...

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OEM Fabricators receives grant for expansion

November 7, 2006

OEM Fabricators Inc., Woodville, Wis., received a grant from Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton to begin construction on a new facility in Neillsville, Wis.The 50,000-sq.-ft facility will be used to build large...

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Replacing rivets

October 10, 2006

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Supreme Corp. prides itself on producing general-purpose and custom vehicle bodies for its customers, which include contractors. Appearance was an issue - one that led it to replace rivets with structural adhesives in its manufacturing.

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Tower Fasteners expands coverage in Mexico

October 10, 2006

Tower Fasteners, Holtsville, N.Y., has announced it is expanding its coverage in Mexico.The fastener and electronic hardware distributor has entered into an agreement with Marfil Reps of Mexico for...

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