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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Building improvement at JCB: A case study in lean manufacturing

January 6, 2016

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The part flow at JCB’s Savannah plant has changed significantly over the past six years. The company redesigned a major product line to meet customer demand while also making part flow much easier to manage.

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Flush-head studs designed for quick mating with plastic fasteners

December 28, 2015

New PEM® self-clinching, flush-head studs from PennEngineering® integrate X-Press™ threads for quick mating with push-on plastic nuts, wire tie products, and other plastic fasteners in thin metal assemblies. Their coarse thread design—larger threads relative to the stud’s...

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Welding machine combines capacitive discharge welding, bipolar MFC

December 24, 2015

Dengensha America has introduced the new Flexwave resistance welding machine and corresponding flexible waveform technology, which combines the capabilities of a capacitive discharge welding machine and a 15,000-Hz bipolar medium frequency converter (MFC). According to the company, less thermal...

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ARaymond celebrates 150 years of innovation

December 14, 2015

The ARaymond Network, a provider of fastening and assembly products for the automotive industry, marks 150 years in business in 2015. The firm was founded in Grenoble, France, in 1865 by Albert-Pierre Raymond. While looking for a more practical fastener to replace the traditional glove button,...

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Coldwater Machine named exclusive distributor for Avant Garde Technology

October 21, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co., a manufacturer of specialized equipment and solid-state welding/joining systems in Coldwater, Ohio, has established a business agreement with Avant Garde Technology, Lake Mary, Fla., providing Coldwater exclusive sales representation and turnkey manufacturing rights to Avant...

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Self-clinching threaded fasteners designed for close-to-edge placement

October 5, 2015

PennEngineering® offers variations of PEM® self-clinching nuts, studs, and standoffs designed to allow for close-to-edge placement in thin metal assemblies without compromising the host sheet or fastener. Their engineering reduces the standard minimum distance for hole-centerline-to-edge required...

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Blind rivet nut installation tool offered

September 22, 2015

Stanley Engineered Fastening offers the POP® Avdel® ProSert™ XTN20 blind rivet nut installation tool. Its lightweight design includes a patented, quick-installation mandrel exchange system and “pull-to-force/pull-to-stroke” dual-operating technology. These features allow operators to...

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Nordson Pipe and Tube Continuous Coater

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The Nordson dry filter continuous coater delivers consistent, high-quality finishes with rapid return on investment. A compact, integrated finishing system, it requires minimal floor space and adapts easily to in-line production methods. It is completely automated and offers the clean operation of a self-contained spray system, while allowing you to coat pipe and tube at extremely high line speeds.

Self-clinching blind nuts protect nut threads, internal components

August 25, 2015

PEM® self-clinching blind nuts from PennEngineering® permanently install into thin metal sheets to provide reliable and reusable metal threads for accepting mating screws and completing final component attachment in an assembly. Their blind, closed-end design creates a barrier to protect the...

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Structural acrylic adhesives simplify production of large assemblies

August 13, 2015

3M™ offers Scotch-Weld™ acrylic adhesive DP8425NS and low-odor acrylic adhesive DP8825NS. The products reach handling strength in 45 min. and structural strength (1,000 PSI) in 50 min. According to the manufacturer, the adhesives help simplify the production of large assemblies because...

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Clark Metal adds spot welding machine

August 12, 2015

Clark Metal has added an Amada ID40IV ST inverter-controlled spot welding machine to its facility in Blairsville, Pa. The machine delivers stable DC output to produce finished products that require little to no postprocessing. The unit will help the company handle increased work in stainless...

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Fastening system mounts to rigid materials

August 10, 2015

The new PEM® VariMount™ fastening system (Type VM) from PennEngineering® uses self-clinching technology paired with a round steel or stainless steel base plate to offer a clean, ready-made assembly for mounting into any rigid material or panel. Multiple radial holes in the base plate and a...

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Custom metal fabricator grows beyond sheet metal

August 4, 2015

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Nu-Way Industries, a fabricator near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, launched a new touchscreen display business, combining expertise in metal fabrication, assembly, and supply chain management.

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Structural acrylic adhesives offer extended process window, fast cure time

July 29, 2015

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ acrylic adhesive DP8425NS and 3M Scotch-Weld low-odor acrylic adhesive DP8825NS offer fast cure times and extend process work time up to 25 min. The kinetics of the reaction accelerate the cure, reaching handling strength in 45 min. and structural strength (1,000 PSI) in 50...

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Fasteners create strong right-angle attachment points

June 30, 2015

PennEngineering® offers patented PEM® R’ANGLE® fasteners for thin metal assemblies. They create strong right-angle attachment points to enable tighter design control and reduced hardware counts. The fasteners can serve as alternatives to conventional bent edge tabs, bent center tabs, bent...

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