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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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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TigerStop: Built Metal Tough

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The TigerStop is part of TigerStop's Built Metal Tough line of products. These are products with features and durability that metal working shops and plants have come to expect from their equipment.

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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

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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PPI purchases StampSource

September 30, 2013

PPI, Athens, Ga., has signed a memorandum of understanding with StampSource (Taggart Enterprises) to purchase StampSource, a metal stamping and fabricating company in Charlotte, N.C. StampSource will be aligned with Gap Partners under the PPI umbrella to expand its metal stamping and fabrication...

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Self-clinching nuts suitable for restrictive design envelopes

September 19, 2013

PEM® type SMPS™ self-clinching nuts from PennEngineering® are suitable for fastening in ultrathin metal sheet applications in which design envelopes may be restrictive and space for attachment hardware may be limited. Installing permanently in steel or aluminum metal sheets as...

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Hardware-inserting press installs hardware into boxes up to 6 in. deep

September 10, 2013

HPSI offers the newly developed Summit-Sert hardware-inserting press for installation of self-clinching fasteners. The press is available in three sizes: 18-in. throat, 6-ton capacity; 24-in. throat, 8.8-ton capacity; and 36-in. throat, 8.8-ton capacity. Rigid C-frame construction helps...

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Mate releases online video featuring thread forming tool

September 10, 2013

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., has released a video at featuring its Hybrid Threadform forming tool. The tool fastens two pieces of sheet metal together without tapping or secondary operations. The 4-min. video...

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Hardware insertion meets automation

September 5, 2013


Star Precision Fabricating, Houston, has always had hardware insertion capabilities since it opened its doors in the early 1990s. It has added more machines as the need for additional capacity has emerged. The latest automated equipment addition is making a huge difference in the speed at which it processes assembly work.

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