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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Worcester passes away at 62

February 29, 2012

Dick Worcester, 62, longtime president of S.W. Anderson Co., died Jan. 21 of cancer at his home in suburban Chicago. Worcester joined the company in 1978 as an outside salesman. He soon was promoted to vice president and eventually president. Under his leadership, the company grew from two...

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MAE names American Wera as North American representative

February 29, 2012

MAE Maschinen-und Apparatebau Götzen GmbH of Erkrath, Germany, has formed a partnership with American Wera, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Queretaro, Mexico, for representation throughout North America. MAE is a manufacturer of straightening machines for round, profiles, and complexly shaped workpieces;...

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Fasteners enable sheet-to-sheet attachment without screws - TheFabricator.com

Fasteners enable sheet-to-sheet attachment without screws

February 16, 2012

PennEngineering®'s new microPEM™ TackPin™ (Type T™) fasteners for compact electronic assemblies enable sheet-to-sheet attachment in applications that do not require disassembly. The aluminum fasteners install into properly sized and prepared mounting holes in the sheet to...

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Spirol adds U.S. OEM field sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Spirol adds U.S. OEM field sales manager

February 13, 2012

Spirol Intl. Corp., a manufacturer of engineered components for fastening and joining, has announced the addition of Andrew Robinson as the U.S. OEM field sales manager, based at the company's global headquarters in Danielson, Conn. Robinson has worked in the industry for 13 years in positions...

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Elgin Fastener Group names new CFO

February 10, 2012

Elgin Fastener Group, Versailles, Ind., has appointed Ian McKenna to the position of CFO. He has an extensive background of senior financial management positions in Canada and the U.S., in industries from injection molding and steel to automotive parts manufacturing. Elgin Fastener Group companies...

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Concealed-head studs provide strong, permanent, reusable threads for thin-metal assembly - TheFabricator.com

Concealed-head studs provide strong, permanent, reusable threads for thin-metal assembly

February 7, 2012

PEM® self-clinching, concealed-head studs and standoffs from PennEngineering® provide strong, permanent, reusable threads for mating hardware in thin-metal assembly applications. Their design allows the side of the sheet opposite installation to remain smooth and untouched. It also is...

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EFG acquires Landreth Fastener's cold heading segment

November 27, 2011

Elgin Fastener Group LLC (EFG), Versailles, Ind., has acquired the cold heading segment of Landreth Fastener Corp., a 35,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Houston with 27 cold headers, a precision machine shop, a supporting tooling shop, and an automatic inspection/packaging area. Landreth...

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Elgin Fastener Group announces new staff assignments

November 21, 2011

Two divisions of the Elgin Fastener Group have assigned individuals to new positions in their quality control departments. Chandler Products, Cleveland, has named Amy Hedges as quality supervisor. A 10-year veteran of EFG's Ohio Rod Products division, she has previously worked in shipping and...

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Caplugs featured on worlds greatest program

November 21, 2011

Caplugs, Buffalo, N.Y., was featured on the Nov. 11, 2011, episode of "World's Greatest!...", a syndicated television program that airs on ION Television affiliates. The segment featured a behind-the-scenes look at the company's techniques for manufacturing plastic protection products. It...

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Captive panel screws suitable for assemblies that may require subsequent access - TheFabricator.com

Captive panel screws suitable for assemblies that may require subsequent access

October 31, 2011

PEM® C.A.P.S.® captive panel screws from PennEngineering® integrate a captive screw with an anti-cross-threading feature and a PC/ABS colored knob to provide a fastener system for assemblies that may require subsequent access. The spring-loaded screws install permanently in aluminum...

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PennEngineering named official licensee for REMINC

October 17, 2011

PennEngineering®, a manufacturer of fasteners for electronics, industrial, and aerospace applications in Danboro, Pa., has been named as an official Research Engineering & Manufacturing Inc. (REMINC) licensee for TRILOBULAR™ and REMFORM™ thread-forming fasteners. Both fastener families...

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Leland Powell hires quality manager - TheFabricator.com

Leland Powell hires quality manager

September 26, 2011

Leland Powell Fasteners Inc., Martin, Tenn., has named Greg Cool as its new quality assurance manager. He has 29 years of experience in fastener manufacturing, having previously served in management positions with Emhart, Bollhof Rivnut, and Talma Fasteners. Cool holds a bachelor's degree from...

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Atlas Copco named among most innovative by Forbes

September 19, 2011

Atlas Copco, Rock Hill, S.C., has been ranked No. 67 on the list of Top 100 most innovative companies in the world by Forbes magazine. Researchers compiled the list using a number of factors, including a company's Innovation Premium, which projects company income from existing businesses in...

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In-die fastener feeding system eliminates secondary operation - TheFabricator.com

In-die fastener feeding system eliminates secondary operation

September 8, 2011

PennEngineering®'s PEMSERTER® in-die fastener-feeding system is engineered to install self-clinching nuts, studs, and standoffs in assemblies during the stamping process. Working in tandem with a stamping press and properly tooled die to feed and install fasteners, this portable system...

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Captive panel screws have two distinct mounting styles - TheFabricator.com

Captive panel screws have two distinct mounting styles

August 9, 2011

New PEM® PF7M™ and PF7MF™ captive panel screws from PennEngineering® have two distinct mounting styles for permanent installation into thin sheets. Both types feature small, compact, low-profile designs suited for limited-access areas. The patented MAThread®...

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