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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Aluminum stud welding machine can weld 0.50-in. threaded studs - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum stud welding machine can weld 0.50-in. threaded studs

May 16, 2011

Nelson Stud Welding®, part of the Doncasters Group of precision engineering companies, has developed a stud welding machine for use in a customer's shipyard to weld aluminum hulls. The portable stud welding machine can weld 0.50-in. threaded studs, which can be carried right into the bowels...

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PennEngineering names western U.S. distributor

May 9, 2011

PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has expanded its network of authorized distributors for PEM® fastener products in the western U.S. Aero-Space Southwest Inc., Phoenix, which has been franchised in Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico, now is an authorized distributor in California, Nevada, Oregon,...

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Ohio Rod Products announces changes to inside sales staff

May 2, 2011

Ohio Rod Products, a division of Elgin Fastener Group in Versailles, Ind., has promoted Ryan Detmer to the position of inside sales supervisor. Detmer, a graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., has been employed with the company since 2003, working as a sales/customer service...

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Corner connectors available in inside-to-inside, inside-to-outside versions - TheFabricator.com

Corner connectors available in inside-to-inside, inside-to-outside versions

April 18, 2011

80/20® Inc. has added new corner connectors to its line of T-slotted aluminum framing components. The clear-finished, die-cast zinc corner connectors are available in inside-to-inside and inside-to-outside versions. They provide a hidden 90-degree corner connection for 15, 30, 40, and 45...

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Tramec LLC acquires Hill Fastener Corp.

April 5, 2011

Gary Sullo, president of Tramec LLC, Iola, Kan., has announced that Tramec has acquired Hill Fastener Corp. located in Rock Falls, Ill., owned by Robert Hill, CEO. The acquisition positions Hill Fastener as an integral part of the Tramec LLC fastener business. According to the company, the legacy...

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Adhesive bonding broadens the fabricator’s toolbox

April 1, 2011

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Structural adhesives may be able to complement other metal joining processes. The process can't replace all riveting and welding, but it can be a viable alternative for the right application.

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Elgin Fastener Group expands through acquisition

March 14, 2011

Elgin Fastener Group has announced the latest addition to its expanding production capabilities through the acquisition of Silo Fasteners, Kansas City, Mo., a provider of fasteners for highway construction, concrete form, and general distribution. Elgin Fastener Group will relocate the Silo...

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PennEngineering awarded license for patented drive system - TheFabricator.com

PennEngineering awarded license for patented drive system

March 7, 2011

PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has been awarded a license from Phillips Screw Co. for its patented MORTORQ® Super spiral drive system. The proprietary drive system was developed to deliver high torque for fasteners without damaging screw heads or surrounding areas. The drive will be...

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Swaging collar studs attach dissimilar panel materials, multiple panels - TheFabricator.com

Swaging collar studs attach dissimilar panel materials, multiple panels

February 28, 2011

New PEM® Type SGPC™ swaging collar studs from PennEngineering® are designed to attach dissimilar panel materials and multiple panels. They can accommodate most panel materials, including stainless steel, and exhibit strong torque-out resistance, the manufacturer says. Their design...

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Ohio Rod Products announces promotions

February 28, 2011

Elgin Fastener Group, Versailles, Ind., has promoted two members of its Ohio Rod Products division. Joe Johannigman has been named accounting manager. He has been with the company six years, previously serving as systems administrator. He oversees all Ohio Rod accounting functions. Mike Hughes...

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Automatic fastener-installation press performs without hydraulics - TheFabricator.com

Automatic fastener-installation press performs without hydraulics

January 31, 2011

The PEMSERTER® Series 3000™ automatic fastener-installation press system from PennEngineering® performs without hydraulics to install all types of self-clinching fasteners in thin metal sheets. The custom-built, fully servo-controlled, dual-axis, electromechanical actuator helps...

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Tips for specifying clamps for automated welding

January 17, 2011

Too often, specifying clamps for a fixture in an automated welding cell is an afterthought. That slight can lead to unnecessary costs and complexity.

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Orbitform owner elected to Michigan State House of Representatives - TheFabricator.com

Orbitform owner elected to Michigan State House of Representatives

November 8, 2010

Mike Shirkey, owner of Jackson, Mich.-based Orbitform Group, which designs and builds forming, fastening, joining, and assembly equipment, and the former head of Allegiance Health's governing board, received 63 percent of the votes for state representative of Michigan's 65th District to defeat...

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Small-screw insertion system re-engineered to accommodate interchangeable nose assemblies - TheFabricator.com

Small-screw insertion system re-engineered to accommodate interchangeable nose assemblies

October 11, 2010

PennEngineering®'s PEM® StickScrew® system for small-screw insertion has been re-engineered with a new StickShooter™ driver, offering the capability to accommodate interchangeable nose assemblies and allow for quick tooling changeover. The self-contained system combines the...

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Stainless steel T-slot nuts are RoHS-compliant - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel T-slot nuts are RoHS-compliant

October 11, 2010

J.W. Winco Inc. offers DIN 508-NI stainless steel T-slot nuts. The RoHS-compliant, metric-sized T-slot nuts are made of stainless steel, European standard No. 1.4305 (American standard 303 series). The nuts are offered in T-slot diameters from 8 to 18 mm and thread sizes from M6 to M16. T-slot...

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