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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Better organization of assembly templates

March 3, 2014

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KSM Industries Inc., Germantown, Wis., found success building rack mounts for power equipment, but as the business grew, the number of templates did as well. The company needed a better organization plan other than putting the templates on pallets, hoping to find them when they were needed again.

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Metal fasteners suitable for use in extreme conditions

February 27, 2014

Goodfellow offers a variety of refractory metal fasteners (nuts, bolts, and washers) in sizes from M3 to M6 for applications that involve high temperature, high voltage, magnetism, and harsh corrosive environments. The four chemically inert metals currently offered — tungsten, tantalum,...

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Chapco acquires Fastcorp Vending

February 21, 2014

Chapco Inc., Chester, Conn., has announced the acquisition of Fastcorp Vending, Danbury, Conn., a provider of technology that allows vending of different types of products, which include frozen and refrigerated products, snacks and beverages, and nontraditional vending items. The acquisition...

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MW Industries acquires Futuristics Components

February 20, 2014

MW Industries, Rosemont, Ill., a provider of highly engineered springs, specialty fasteners, and machined parts, has acquired Futuristics Components, a Waterbury, Conn., manufacturer of precision-turned components for the microwave, electronics, defense, and aerospace industries. The company...

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Pins function as fasteners in compact electronics

February 18, 2014

New microPEM® TackSert™ pins from PennEngineering® attach top panels to a base panel or chassis in compact electronic assemblies. They work with top panels of any material as thin as 0.008 in. and base panels or chassis made from common magnesium die-cast materials or plastics. Their...

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Solid-state HF welding machine offers induction or contact welding

February 13, 2014

Thermatool Corp. offers the 800-kW HAZControl™ Technology Dual solid-state HF welding machine. Its software offers a selection of HF weld power and frequency in ±1-kW and 1-kHz increments, allowing heat input control during welding. A predictive algorithm built into the software guides...

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Self-clinching fasteners for stainless steel allow for lighter-weight designs

February 10, 2014

PennEngineering®’s PEM® self-clinching fasteners for use in stainless steel assemblies install permanently into thin stainless steel sheets, enabling lighter-weight designs by minimizing hardware parts count. The product line includes panel fasteners integrating captive screws for...

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Imaginetics names CEO, COO

February 7, 2014

Imaginetics, Auburn, Wash., a manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies for the aerospace industry, has promoted Scott Strong to CEO and Pat Prince to COO. Strong joined the company in 2011 as vice president and general manager. He was promoted to president in December 2012....

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Remlinger Mfg. signs contract with Case New Holland

February 7, 2014

Remlinger Mfg., Kalida, Ohio, has signed a contract to build custom and specific weldments for Case New Holland’s agriculture divisions. The company hopes to increase its employment with the new roller project. Remlinger Mfg., which celebrates 50 years in business in 2014, comprises three...

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Brazing system’s new gas nozzle shape increases brazing speed

February 7, 2014

In collaboration with the joining technology development department at Audi AG, Fronius has introduced CMT Braze+ with a new, patented gas nozzle shape that allows high brazing speeds. According to the manufacturer, initial applications of the new process in Audi AG’s autobody shops have...

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Dengensha opens customer service/support center in Mexico

February 5, 2014

Dengensha Mexico has opened a customer service and support center in Leon, Mexico, for resistance welding customers in Mexico and Central and South America. The company’s resistance welding product line includes projection and spot welding machines; weld guns, feeders, and controls with...

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Retaining compounds cure through contaminants - TheFabricator.com

Retaining compounds cure through contaminants

October 22, 2013

Henkel Corp. has announced enhancements to three Loctite® anaerobic retaining compounds to allow primerless performance on oily or contaminated surfaces at operating temperatures as high as 356 degrees F. Loctite 638™ is a general-purpose retaining compound recommended for press fits...

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Kuka Systems acquires Utica Companies' plant engineering business

October 16, 2013

Kuka Systems Group, Sterling Heights, Mich., has acquired the plant engineering business of privately owned Utica Companies of Shelby Township, Mich., a welding equipment specialist and supplier to the automobile industry. Kuka Systems is a provider of production line automation, flexible...

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Cable tie-hooks remain fixed in place - TheFabricator.com

Cable tie-hooks remain fixed in place

October 16, 2013

Patented PEM® Type TDO™ self-clinching cable tie-hooks from PennEngineering® remain securely fixed in place where installed to provide permanent attachment points for mounting wires and cables inside electronic chassis or enclosures. They install without requiring screws or...

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