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GlobalSpec: DirectU2 Fastening, Joining & Assembly
July 24, 2008 - Volume 3 Issue 7
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IT Upgrade Bolsters GM Assembly Uptime

IT Upgrade Bolsters GM Assembly Uptime

Three years in the making and almost complete, GM's global IT upgrade is maximizing assembly uptime while adapting to handle changing customer preferences. Overhauling the global IT system for 160 plants involved standardizing software and processes, plus upgrading networks. Four global command centers troubleshoot problems daily at the plant level worldwide.

Today 25,500 PCs on the plant floor all run Windows XP and 56 million sq ft. of plant floor utilize 22 Mb/s wireless networks. If the wide area network (WAN) connecting all plants goes down, full high-volume production still functions. Net results to date: production stops from IT issues dropped 50% and this year are a mere 5% of the 2005 figure. Check out GM's newest U.S. assembly plant.

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Patented "Fiber" Laser System Provides Performance and Dependability
Bielomatik, Inc.

Patented 'Fiber' Laser System provides performance and dependability Bielomatik K3261 Laser Welding System features the patented process for Quasi-Simultaneous Laser Welding, using a galvo-mirror system for beam direction. The system uses a "Fiber" laser system for performance and dependability. Adjustable focal length provides a greater working area for customer parts. The unit is flexible in design to meet desired production needs. Learn more.

Precision-Machined Components and Services
Griner Engineering, Inc.

Precision-Machined Components and Services

Griner Engineering, Inc. has been in business since 1978 supplying precision-machined components and services to transportation and other markets requiring ultra high levels of quality, service, and competitive cost.

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In Search of the Elusive Cracked Rivet

In Search of the Elusive Cracked Rivet Based on pattern recognition, a real-time inspection system is designed to find cracks, defects, and misforms in rivets and other formed fasteners. It can also tell whether improper force or torque was used. Characterized as easy-to-use, the system takes a reference data signature and visual inspection data (from a vision system) and then applies image processing algorithms for crack detection to ascertain if a rivet meets cosmetic and structural requirements.

"Lock or Not" Fasteners for SS Sheet

'Lock or Not' Fasteners for SS Sheet Destined for load-bearing applications in stainless steel (SS) sheets as thin as 0.038 in. (0.97 mm) at HRB 88/BHN 183, the latest self-clinching floating fasteners deliver both high torque-out and push-out resistance. The RoHS-compliant SS fasteners allow adjustments up to 0.030 in. (0.76 mm) for misaligned mating holes. Both locking and non-locking types can be installed with a standard press.

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Porous Metals Designed by Assembly

Porous Metals Designed by Assembly Scientists have devised a way to synthesize porous metals via self assembly using block copolymers and platinum nanoparticles. After the "ordered metal-organic hybrid structures" assemble, they are heated and etched to remove the organic material leaving a mesoporous platinum material with pores in the previously unattainable 10-20 nm range. Potential uses include fuel-cell electrodes and catalytic and photonics applications.

Assembling Nanowires into "Giant" Structures

Assembling Nanowires into 'Giant' Structures Researchers recently demonstrated that Nanoscale building blocks have been designed to self-assemble into "giant" structures. In this case, giant refers to a rice-grain-sized structure about 1,000,000x larger than nanoscale objects. The hybrid nanowire design features water-attracting metal nanowires and water-repelling carbon nanotubes on opposite ends. The structures also respond to environmental stimuli such as chemical, magnets, and light. Resulting nanomachine applications include medication delivery and labs-on-a-chip.

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North America's Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating and Welding Exposition
FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show

North America's Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating and Welding Exposition You're invited to attend the FABTECH Int'l & AWS Welding Show, October 6 - 8 in Las Vegas, to investigate new technology, network, and compare products. It's the most efficient way to evaluate more than 900 exhibitors, problem-solve, and find ways to increase productivity and improve profits. Register today at www.fmafabtech.com!

Fractional Hex Flange Nuts

Spiralock Corporation

Fractional Hex Flange Nuts Standard Spiralock nuts are SAE Grade 8 equivalent, and designed to mate with standard 2A and 3A class of fit bolts. Spiralock nuts dimensionally conform to IFI standards. Spiralock standard plating is clear zinc chromate. Other nut styles, platings and materials are available upon request.

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Precision Sealing for Microelectronics

Precision Sealing for Microelectronics Possessing ODs and IDs down to 0.89 and 0.28 mm respectively, epoxy preforms seal microelectronic devices within ±0.0005 in. dimensional tolerances, controlling epoxy volume within 0.00002 cc. Applying heat melts and cures the preforms, which are solid at room temperature. The sealing method is recommended for such applications as capacitors, diodes, fiber-optic devices, LEDs, subminiature switches, and similar microminiature components.

Slip Slidin' Diamond Mechanism

Slip Slidin' Diamond Mechanism Researchers recently discovered what makes diamond such a slippery material at the nanoscale (i.e., very low coefficient of friction) which makes it an excellent material/coating for seals — not to mention tools and moving parts. Photoelectron emission spectroscopy has proven that its slipperiness comes from atomic bond passivation on the surface, and not from diamond transforming into graphite. Water molecules in the environment make it possible.

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Slash Costs by Simulating Welding

Slash Costs by Simulating Welding Using software that simulates the resistance welding process can save both significant time in developing new designs and related expenses. The reasons why include the capability to optimize welding parameters and prediction of the welded microstructure. This current Welding Journal article describes how major automakers and top manufacturers have implemented the technology to improve weld quality.

When to Braze, Not Weld Ti

When to Braze, Not Weld Ti In applications where welding titanium components is not possible due to inaccessible areas, or where adjoining nonmetallic parts could incur damage, brazing titanium is a preferred alternative. Toward that end, the U.S. Army's Research Laboratory has developed a process that applies a zirconium-rich brazing paste to cleaned Ti sheets, which form a sandwich with a pyramidal core sheet. The structure is then heated to 900 C in a vacuum at 50 kPa.

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Boker's Complimentary 2008 Washer Catalog
Boker's, Inc.

Boker's Complimentary 2008 Washer Catalog

Boker's complimentary 2008 Washer Catalog has over 22,000 non-standard sizes available with no tooling charges. Outside diameters of 0.080 in. to 5.140 in., a wide range of IDs and thicknesses, and 2,000 material variations provide millions of possibilities. Materials include low-carbon sheet steel, five types of spring steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, copper, nickel silver and non-metallics. ISO 9001:2000 Registered.

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Metal Welding and Micro Welding Services
Joining Technologies

Metal Welding and Micro Welding Services Joining Technologies provides numerous materials joining services. We are a world-class subcontract manufacturer offering laser and electron beam processing, GTAW welding, supply chain management, and vertical integration. We promise to earn your welding/cladding business or provide joining system solutions for your in-house manufacturing needs. Whatever your welding needs - Joining Technologies is your solution...

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Learn the Latest Fastening Technology

Learn the Latest Fastening Technology You may better understand the real-world complexities of mechanical joining in a two-day seminar entitled "Fastening Technology & Bolted Joint Design," happening in Chicago on November 5-6. Subject matter addresses the latest techniques/guidelines from international organizations for safety critical designs. Topics include: optimal fastener selection, safety factor calculations, proper tightening methods, elastic interactions, preload stress, and more.

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Riveting Videos

Riveting Videos Undoubtedly, lots of riveting videos exist and not all are "riveting." If you're into education with entertainment value on the subject or perhaps couch-potato learning, you just might want to visit YouTube for quite a wide selection of riveting videos. Included here are "Four Methods of Flush Riveting," an industrial training film by Disney Studios (ca. 1942), explosive rivets of WWII fame, "Fun with Pop Rivets," and lots more. Not all are really heavy into technology — some just show-and-tell, others purely entertainment. Enjoy.

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Volume 9 - Issue 3 - 03/27/2014
Which Material Joining Technique is the Most Versatile? ; Powerful Adhesives Replace Mechanical Fasteners; Nylon a Tougher Coating for Demanding Environments; MICROPEM TACKSERT Pins Alternative to Screws in Compact Electronics; Maximize Value with JAYHAWK Dianhydrides; Actually It IS Easy Being Green; Helping Shape the Future; Galling and Seizing Solution for Fasteners; Containment of Spills and Gases Made Easy
Volume 9 - Issue 2 - 02/27/2014
G-Clips for Bar Grating Installation; Rapid Breakout and Anti-galling System; Resins for Assembly; Tape Can Replace Many Mechanical Fasteners; Step Up to Safety with ASO Safety Contact Mats; Custom Converting and Design; Hinge Design: Achieving a Desired 'Feel' with Coiled Spring Pins; New Die Cut Conversion Process Developed; Learn Best Practices in Fastener Design
Volume 9 - Issue 1 - 01/23/2014
Find the Right Adhesive or Sealant Online Tool; Huck: Maintenance-free Fastening for Trucks and Trailers; Expansion of Cordless EC-screwdrivers; Underwater and High-humidity Epoxy Compounds; How to Maximize Retention of Spring Pins; Locks, Handles, and Drawer Slides
Volume 8 - Issue 12 - 12/26/2013
Dispense Up to 500 Cycles-per-Second; FlexFast Stationary Welders; Foam Tape: Alternative to Screws, Rivets, and Welds; API SPEC 5L SSAW Pipes; Enable Sheet-to-Sheet Attachment Without Screws; Hinge Design: Achieving a Desired 'Feel' with Coiled Spring Pins
Volume 8 - Issue 11 - 11/27/2013
Enable Sheet-to-Sheet Attachment Without Screws; Expansion of Cordless EC-screwdrivers; Polyamide Strain Reliefs; Foam Tape: Alternative to Screws, Rivets, and Welds; Strengthen Quality with Silicone Adhesives; FlexFast Modular Welders; UL Recognized Self-sealing Fasteners Kit; Durable Structural Adhesives for Every Application; Complimentary 2014 Washer Catalog ; Xylan High-performance Fastener Coating
Volume 8 - Issue 10 - 10/24/2013
Fastener Standards Organized in 16 Categories; Find the Right Adhesive or Sealant Online Tool; One Powerful Drive Unit; Clean Alternative for Fastening Sheet Metal; Reduce Design Time with Reliable Data and Validated Methods
Volume 8 - Issue 9 - 09/26/2013
Self-locking Thread Fastening System ; Captive Screws, Assemblies, and Fasteners; Our Fastener Just Broke...Now What?; Find the Right Adhesive or Sealant Using Online Tool; For All Your Spring Needs; Shorter Mixing and Less Waste; Hinge Design: Achieving a Desired 'Feel' with Coiled Spring Pins; SDP/SI Coupling Provides Electrical Isolation; Locknuts Made to Order; Complimentary 2013 Washer Catalog
Volume 8 - Issue 8 - 08/22/2013
Welding vs Fastening; OSHA-compliant KeeLine Lifeline Systems; Improving Adhesive Fastening, Joining, and Assembly with Additives; New 9303S Scrim-reinforced Transfer Tape; Professional, Precision Cutting Solution; Ergonomically Designed Cordless Riveter; Films for Woodworking; FlexArm Long Reach Part Manipulator ; Keyways and Screws are Obsolete; Soyer BMS-8N Stud Welding System
Volume 8 - Issue 7 - 07/25/2013
Quick-locking Pin Revolutionizes Assembly Operations; Steel CD Studs Fasteners; Ready, Set, Instant Bond!; The Strongest Pre-applied Threadlocker Available; Clean Alternative to Spot Welding and Riveting; Foam Tape: Alternative to Screws, Rivets, and Welds; Single Piece Bolting Solution
Volume 8 - Issue 6 - 06/27/2013
Solves Tough Bolting Challenges; Expansion of Minimat-E Screwdriver Series; Why Weld Manually; Keyways and Screws are Obsolete; Masking Tape Made Easy
Volume 8 - Issue 5 - 05/23/2013
Goodbye Traditional Fasteners, Hello tesa Tapes!; Fastening Technology Seminar � June 12-13th, Detroit; The Strongest Pre-applied Threadlocker Available; Engineered Inflatables from Seal Master; Ford Fasteners is Celebrating 50 Years of Service ; Bow-Tie Locking Cotter Pin; Premier Adjustable Handles; Boker's Complimentary 2013 Washer Catalog
Volume 8 - Issue 4 - 04/25/2013
Easily Find Fastener Standards; Attend Adhesives 101 to Maximize Product Performance; Improve Performance of Threaded Connections; Fastener Testing; Perfect Alignment of Square or Rectangular Tubing; Non-drip Hot Melt Glue Guns and Glue Sticks; EZ-TorQ II Digital Torque Tester; Powermax105 Air Plasma System
Volume 8 - Issue 3 - 03/28/2013
Ergonomically Designed Cordless Riveter; Saunders Professional Percision Cutting Solutions; Smarter VMI from Field Can Reduce Fastener Procurement Time by 90%; Before Buying Bolts, Read This; Need a Hand with Your Adhesives?; Locks, Handles, and Drawer Slides; G-Clips Grating Fasteners; New 640-page Hardware Catalog from aMsp; Self-drilling Screws with EPDM Bonded Washers; Precision Bolting Solutions for Dynamic Applications; Resins for Assembly
Volume 8 - Issue 2 - 02/28/2013
Huck 360 - It Never Comes Loose; Goodbye Traditional Fasteners, Hello tesa Tapes!; Introducing X-series Washers; Technical Solutions for Industrial Applications; There's a Better Way to Save on Fastening. Guaranteed.; New 640-page Hardware Catalog from aMsp; Global 8 Controller for Wireless Torque Tools;
Volume 8 - Issue 1 - 01/24/2013
Heat Versus Ultrasonic Installation; Ergonomically Designed Cordless Riveter; Don't Risk Catastrophic Shut Downs; Autofeed Screwdriving Weapon of Mass Production; Dispensing Equipment for Adhesives, Sealants, Coatings; Custom Electronic Hardware;
Volume 7 - Issue 12 - 12/27/2012
Strongest 316/A4 SS and 350,000 Standard Fasteners; 3M Dual Lock Fasteners; Metal Bonding Instant Adhesive; Coating Services; FlexPower Pulse Nutrunners; Huck 360 It Never Comes Loose; Resins for Assembly; Powermax105 Air Plasma System;
Volume 7 - Issue 11 - 11/21/2012
Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets; Brewster Represents Quality; A Singular Focus on Welding and Cutting Solutions; Amazing Lightweight and Strong Rivet Tool; Prototype Design and Development with Henrob; Precision Bolting Solutions for Dynamic Applications;
Volume 7 - Issue 10 - 10/25/2012
Clean Alternative to Spot Welding and Riveting; Huck 360 It Never Comes Loose; Celebrating 93 Years in Business; Secure Equipment Assembly Reliability; Which Material Joining Technique is the Most Versatile?; How to Join Dissimilar Materials; Reduce Downtime of Critical Bolted Joints; Debunking Bolting Myths Guarantees Tight Joints; Abrasive Blasting Particle Sensor;
Volume 7 - Issue 9 - 09/27/2012
Autofeed screwdriving - Weapon of Mass Production; Steel CD Studs Fasteners; Improve Product Quality and Eliminate Assembly Errors; Which Material Joining Technique is the Most Versatile?; SR-100 Pneumatic Ring Tool; Freedom In Product Design; Product Weight Reduction - Joining Solution; The Lightweight with Extra Punch!; Exapanded New M110 Catalog Now Available; Power Gen Cleaning Systems;
Volume 7 - Issue 8 - 08/23/2012
Instant Adhesive Sets World Record; New Electronic Assembly Website; It Never Comes Loose; Reap The Benefits of Self-Pierce Riveting; Catalog for Self-sealing Fasteners, Nuts, and Washers; Welded Wire Fabrications Yield Strong Connections; Contract Manufacturing...What We Do Best;
Volume 7 - Issue 7 - 07/26/2012
It Never Comes Loose; Soyer BMS-8N Stud Welding System; Instant Solutions with Aron Alpha; Fitting/Welding Square/Rectangular Tubing with Ease; Flexible and Moisture Resistant Elastomers;
Volume 7 - Issue 6 - 06/28/2012
Adhesive Transfer Tape; Fixtured Fastening Systems; PR70 Bench top Fluid Dispensing Machine; Custom Electronic Fasteners and Hardware Made Fast; Stay on Top of the Latest Adhesive and Sealant Technologies; New Electronic Assembly Web Site; Locks, Handles, and Drawer Slides; Screen Caps with Lanyards and Captive Screws;
Volume 7 - Issue 5 - 05/24/2012
Stay on Top of the Latest Adhesive and Sealant Technologies; New High Power Portable Inverter Stud Welder; Fastener Testing; Advance Package Rework and Repair Seminar Series; Fitting/Welding Square/Rectangular Tubing with Ease; Die Cutting - Converting - Kit Assembly; Reduce Downtime of Critical Bolted Joints;
Volume 7 - Issue 4 - 04/26/2012
Precision Torque Control; Replace Mechanical Fasteners 3M VHB Tapes; Huck BOM Replaces Welding; A Case: Induction for Fastener Manufacturing; Common and Custom Strips; Locks, Handles, and Drawer Slides;
Volume 7 - Issue 3 - 03/22/2012
High Performance Adhesives and Sealants for Motors and Turbines; Waterborne Adhesives - An Ideal Bonding Choice; Manufacturer of Bonding Products and Adhesive Components; Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets; High-speed Fastening System; Engineered Fasteners: Locknuts for Critical Joints; Clean Alternative to Spot Welding and Riveting; Precision Round Washers, Shims, and Discs; ONDUFIL Wave Springs; Custom Electronic Fasteners and Hardware Made Fast;
Volume 7 - Issue 2 - 02/23/2012
How to Design the Optimum Hinge; Precision Torque Control; 3M Dual Lock Fasteners; Magnet Assemblies for No-wear Holding; All of Your Shim and Alignment Needs; Chemlok 205 Primer and/or Adhesive; P 1000 Hexapod;
Volume 7 - Issue 1 - 01/26/2012
Choosing the Most Cost-effective Alignment Dowel; Looking for Experience in Electronics?; Download Standards; BobTail Offers Vibration Resistance and Fatigue Strength; How to Select the Right Instant Adhesive; New Super Fast Cure Adhesive; Vertical Articulated Arm Robots for Industrial Use;
Volume 6 - Issue 12 - 12/22/2011
BobTail Offers Vibration Resistance and Fatigue Strength; Adjustable Clamping Handles Now Available; UV Light Cure Bonding Adhesive: ANA-97773; Non-magnetic Torque Wrench; Efficiency in Small Part Handling; Cordless EC-screwdrivers; Custom Specialty Fasteners
Volume 6 - Issue 11 - 11/23/2011
Kipp Adjustable Handles Now Available from aMsp; Adhesives and Sealants for Every Application!; A Case: Induction for Fastener Manufacturing; Threaded Inserts; New Innovative RIV-FLOAT-SHORT Rivet Nuts; Simplify the Fitting/Splicing of Square and Rectangular Tubes;
Volume 6 - Issue 10 - 10/27/2011
Welding and Joining Handbook Special; Achieve Welding and Brazing Qualification with Section IX; Huck 360 - It Never Comes Loose; Improve Fastener Manufacturing with Induction Heating; Which Material Joining technique is Most Versatile?; Self-monitoring/Self-correcting Adhesive Mix Equipment; Catalog for Self-sealing Fasteners, Nuts, and Washers;
Volume 6 - Issue 9 - 09/22/2011
Innovative Polyurethane Solutions from Dow Automotive Systems; Automotic Screwdriving Systems; Advantages of Fastening with Magnets; Welding and Joining Handbook Special; Clamps That Meet Governement Emission Rules; Dispensing System Unparalled Speed and Accuracy; Custom Electronic Fasteners and Hardware Made Fast; Simplify the Fitting/Splicing of Square and Rectangular Tubes; FLEX-5P Rivet Nut Installation Tool;
Volume 6 - Issue 8 - 08/25/2011
3M Scotch-Weld Structural Adhesives; Slip on Flange Watson; Self-monitoring/Self-correcting Adhesive Mix Equipment; Air and Liquid-tight Self-sealing Washers; New Innovative RIV-FLOAT-SHORT Rivet Nuts; Sourcing Industrial Hardware - Now Easier Than Ever...; Quick, Easy Alignment of Pipe, Tube, Fittings, and Valves;
Volume 6 - Issue 7 - 07/28/2011
Quick, Easy Alignment of Pipe, Tube, Fittings, and Valves; Current Best Practice for Bolted Flange Joints; NEW 3M Polyurethane and Hybrid Adhesives and Sealants; M-Series Heavy Duty Mounts; Innovative Automated Joining Solutions; DTI and HR SmartBolts Applications Expand
Volume 6 - Issue 6 - 06/23/2011
3M Extreme Sealing Tape 4412N; New HEXSTIX Stable Drive Outperforms 6-Lobe; Keylocking Threaded Inserts MS/NAS Style; Infinite Web Fast and Accurate Splicing; Custom Electronic Fasteners and Hardware Made Fast;
Volume 6 - Issue 5 - 05/26/2011
Bonding, Adhering, Glueing, Joining, and Attaching; BOBTAIL Offers Vibration Resistance and Fatigue Strength; Low-profile Head with Superior High-strength Recess Reduces Weight and Height; Screen Caps with Lanyards and Captive Screws;
Volume 6 - Issue 4 - 04/28/2011
Leading Supplier of Dispensing Consumables; Why Cyanoacrylates?; One Drive System, Five Choices of Driver Bits; Can Adhesives Improve Product Design?; Decrease Assembly Time and Reduce Friction; Zinc Plating for Appearance and Corrosion Resistance;
Volume 6 - Issue 3 - 03/24/2011
3M VHB Tapes; New 6-lobe Drive Sticks to Bit; Keylocking Threaded Inserts MS/NAS Style; Custom Electronic Fasteners and Hardware Made Fast; Screen Caps with Lanyards and Captive Screws; Our Mission: Protecting Critical Equipment;
Volume 6 - Issue 2 - 02/24/2011
New 6-lobe Drive Sticks to Bit; Your Source for Bonding: Cyanoacrylates; Simplify the Fitting/Splicing of Square and Rectangular Tubes; Having a Bad Week with Batch Mixing; New Tool Simplifies Adhesive and Sealant Supplier Search; Wheel Bolting Made Easy and Accurate; Pressure-sensitive Adhesives for Laminating and Fabricating Challenges; Bolting Made Simple;
Volume 6 - Issue 1 - 01/27/2011
Structural Blind Bolt; Double Sided Tapes; Wheel Bolting Made Easy and Accurate; Threaded Inserts; Air and Liquid-tight Self-sealing Washers; FLEX-5 Rivet Nut Installation Tool; Specialty Washers from New Process Fibre; Custom Electronic Fasteners and Hardware Made Fast;
Volume 5 - Issue 12 - 12/23/2010
New Riveting Technology of the Future; Positioning Hinges - Standard and Custom Designs; LDS9000 Sets the Standard in Fluid Dispensing; Specify Adhesives More Efficiently on CAD Drawings; Silicone Primers; Nylon Fasteners;
Volume 5 - Issue 11 - 11/24/2010
A Wide Selection of Nuts for Your Fastening Needs; Any Size Material Metals and Fasteners; Adhesive Mixing On-demand - No Batch Waste; Electro-mechanical Adhesive and Protection; M-Series Heavy Duty Mounts; Precision Laser Welding;
Volume 5 - Issue 10 - 10/28/2010
Soldering System Special Offer, Complimentary Handpiece; Specify Adhesives More Efficiently on CAD Drawings; Replace Mechanical Fasteners - 3M VHB Tapes; What's Your Combination?; Aluminum Brazing and Soldering Filler Metals; Sonobond Ultrasonics Welding - Fast and Reliable;
Volume 5 - Issue 9 - 09/23/2010
Preferred by Engineers Around the Globe; Spiralock Self-Locking Thread Fastening System; Proper Adhesive/Sealant Technology - Just a Few Clicks Away; Replace Mechanical Fasteners - 3M VHB Tapes; Dispensing Equipment for Adhesives, Sealants, and Coatings; Robot Drives Screws Where Operators Can't; DTI SmartBolts Save Money; Trouble Welding Those Small Parts?; Speciality Wire Forming; Reduce Downtime of Critical Bolted Joints; LDS9000 Sets the Standard in Fluid Dispensing;
Volume 5 - Issue 8 - 08/26/2010
Replace Mechanical Fasteners - 3M VHB Tapes; The Right Fastener Right Now; One Drive System, Five Choices of Driver Bits; Sleeve Drive Sockets for Pulse Tools; New Riveting Technology of the Future; Hybrid Screws That Drive Like Nails; LDS9000 Sets the Standard in Fluid Dispensing; The Shaftloc and Fasten Rotating Components;
Volume 5 - Issue 7 - 07/22/2010
Proper Adhesive/Sealant Technology - Just a Few Clicks Away; Announcing the Infinte WEB Laser Splicing System; Leveling Casters; Low-profile Head with Super High-strength Recess Offers Elegance and Functionality; Bolting Made Simple; Dispensing Equipment for Adhesives, Sealants, and Coatings; Custom Machined and Molded High-performance Plastic Fasteners and Components; One Component Thicksotropic Adhesive; Unsure of Which Instant Adhesive is Best for Your Requirements?; Rivet Tool;
Volume 5 - Issue 6 - 06/24/2010
Inverted Aerosol Adhesive - Spray Upside Down; CS800 Wire Cut and Strip; Preferred by Companies Around the Globe; Self-adhesive Bumpers Solve Your Needs; Trouble Welding Those Small Parts?; Venting Fasteners;
Volume 5 - Issue 5 - 05/27/2010
Soldering System Special Offer, Complimentary Handpiece; Bolting Made Simple; LDS9000 Sets the Standard in Fluid Dispensing; Save Time (and Money) â?? Leave the Torque; Rivet Tool; Reusable, High-pressure Self-sealing Fasteners; Laser Welding and Cladding/Hardfacing Specialists; New Fastener for Attaching Dataplates and Nameplates;
Volume 5 - Issue 4 - 04/22/2010
More Torque More Speed Less Cost; You May Not See Our Work But It's There; How to Select The Right Adhesive; Precision Laser Welding; High Strength Epoxy Adhesive; Nylon Fasteners
Volume 5 - Issue 3 - 03/25/2010
Research Welding Options Early On; Keylocking Studs; Dispensing Equipment for Adhesives, Sealants, and Coatings; Leveling Casters; The Shaftloc and Fasten Rotating Components; Low Temperature Fast Curing Conductive Adhesive; Laser Welding and Cladding/Hardfacing Specialists; M-Series Heavy Duty Mounts
Volume 5 - Issue 2 - 02/25/2010
Inverted Aerosol Adhesive - Spray Upside Down; Reduce Downtime of Critical Bolted Joints; 3000 lb and 6000 lb Fittings in CS and Stainless; Adhesives, Sealants, and Lubricants; The Definitive Quick-set Epoxy is Now Stronger; Any Size Material Metals and Fasteners; Stop Riveting and Spot Welding; Aluminum Brazing and Soldering Filler Metals
Volume 5 - Issue 1 - 01/28/2010
Air and Water-tight, Self-sealing Washers; Low Temperature Aluminum Braze Alloy; Stop Riveting and Spot Welding; Vibration Welding; Can Adhesives Improve Product Design?; Silicone Primers; High Quality Solder for Circuit Boards; Compression and Tension Test Stand;
Volume 4 - Issue 12 - 12/24/2009
Films for Woodworking; MRO Chemicals; Clear Glass Adhesive; Adhesin Products
Volume 4 - Issue 11 - 11/30/2009
New Coating Binds Onto Just About Anything; High Quality Solder for Circuit Boards; TechSelect Tool Makes Identifying Adhesives and Sealants Easy; Solder Fortification; The Shaftloc and Fasten Rotating Components; M-Series Heavy Duty Mounts; Applications Expand for Visual Tension Indicating DTI and HR SmartBolts
Volume 4 - Issue 10 - 10/22/2009
Stronger Spring Hinges; We've Gone Nuts!; Outsource Solution Provider of OEM Weldments; Leave the Torque Wrench Behind; North America's Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating and Welding Exposition; Eureka for the Eutectic; Standard and Custom High Performance Plastic Fasteners; Custom Specialty Fasteners; Glove Box Resistance Spot Welding; Stop Spot Welding and Riveting; New 3M Polyurethane and Hybrid Adhesives and Sealants
Volume 4 - Issue 9 - 09/24/2009
Material Fabrication Solutions; The Shaftloc and Fasten Rotating Components; North America's Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating and Welding Exposition; Largest Selection of Industrial Adhesives and Sealants; Applications Expand for Visual Tension Indicating DTI and HR SmartBolts; Welding Techniques for Medical Tool Design; High Precision Laser Welding; Force Measurement Test Kits-Chain Host/Weld Force; Reusable, High-pressure Self-sealing Fasteners
Volume 4 - Issue 8 - 08/27/2009
It's Easy to Check 20 to 25 Bolts Per Minute; SILVABRITE 100 Lead-free Solder; Largest Online Selection of Industrial Adhesives and Sealants; PTS-56227 Silicone Encapsulant; Premier Supplier of Aerospece Alloys; Laser Additive Technology for the Valve Manufacturing Industry; Any Size Material Metals and Fasteners
Volume 4 - Issue 7 - 07/23/2009
Flexible Circuit Assembly; Standard and Made-to-Order Clamps and Couplings; Mechanize Your Pipe Welding with Bug-O; Sheet Metal Clinching with Tog-L-Loc; Get the Adhesive Advantage with Industrial Spray Adhesives; Joining Services; Improve Assembly Processes - Rumco SEMS products; Tighten Bolts to LOAD No Torque Needed; Versatile Swivel System
Volume 4 - Issue 6 - 06/25/2009
Specifying Adhesives Made Easy with New CAD Plug-in; Experts in Adhesives; The Solution to Bolting Problems; Lighten Up With Tolerance Rings by USA; Electrical and Electromechanical Assembly; Metal Bonding Adhesive Achieves Superior Strength
Volume 4 - Issue 5 - 05/28/2009
One Soldering System, Multiple Production Possibilities; Aluminum Joining with Fluxless Active Solder; Reusable, High-pressure Self-sealing Fasteners; Cap and Tube Tightening Torque Wrench; Laser Cladding and Electron Beam Welding; High Performance Plastic Hex Nuts and Bolts
Volume 4 - Issue 4 - 04/23/2009
One Soldering System, Multiple Production Possibilities; OPBH Final Assembly System; Sheet Metal Clinching; Bolting Solutions; Reduce Fretting Galling Seizing â?? Speed Production; Silver Brazing Alloys; Stop Spot Welding and Riveting; Laser Cladding and Electron Beam Welding
Volume 4 - Issue 3 - 03/26/2009
100% RTV Silicone Adhesive /Sealant; 2009 Washer Catalog; Rivet Tool; Find Proper Adhesives for Applications; Single Spindle Impact Riveters
Volume 4 - Issue 2 - 02/26/2009
Full-service Quality Lab; Experts in Adhesives; Quick-Change Device Eliminates Nuts, Bolts, and Tools; Snap Fastener Machine; Spin Welder Offers Precision and Ease-of-use; High Performance Plastic Hex Nuts and Bolts
Volume 4 - Issue 1 - 01/22/2009
Full-service Quality Lab; Easily Select the Right Adhesive/Sealant Technology for Projects; Huck's Next-generation Lockbolt System; Super Strong Adhesive Cures Any WayYou Like It!; 2009 Washer Catalog; Air and Water-tight, Self-sealing Washers; Silver Brazing Alloys; Stop Spot Welding and Riveting; OPBH Final Assembly System
Volume 3 - Issue 12 - 12/26/2008
Cleaning Applications; Assortment Boxes; Fastener Tooling; Tolerance Rings Fasten and Join Round Parts; Recessed Button Positive Locking Pins; Desktop Bonders do Double Duty!
Volume 3 - Issue 11 - 11/26/2008
New Educational Web Portal Offers Online Repository of Informational Resources; Snap Fastener Machine; HuckLok is Unmatched for Strength; Patented 'Fiber' Laser System Provides Performance and Dependability; Fractional Hex Flange Nuts; Fast Cure Hi Performance RTV Silicones
Volume 3 - Issue 10 - 10/23/2008
New Diagnostic Tool Aids in Selecting the Right Adhesive/Sealant Technology; High Silver Rod and Wire Brazing Alloys; Introducing: Panel Bushing Seal Washers; High-temperature Resistant Threadlocker; BobTail(R) System: Two Second Installation; Precision Air Screwdrivers; Wire Fabrications - Strong, Smooth Finish, Sexy; High Performance Plastic Hex Nuts and Bolts
Volume 3 - Issue 9 - 09/25/2008
Why Not Adhesives for Fastening, Joining & Assembly?; Yardley Inserts...Precisely What You Need. Exactly Where You Need It; Engineered Wire Components; Locking Pins Now Feature Trackable Lot Numbers
Volume 3 - Issue 8 - 08/28/2008
Bolting Solutions; Captive Screws, Assemblies, and Fasteners; SmartBolts Now Available Through McMaster-Carr; Tolerance Rings Fasten and Join Round Parts; North America's Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating and Welding Exposition; Engineered Wire Components; Boker's Complimentary 2008 Washer Catalog; Fastener Tooling
Volume 3 - Issue 7 - 07/24/2008
Precision-Machined Components and Services; Laser System Provides Performance and Dependability; North America's Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating and Welding Exposition; Fractional Hex Flange Nuts; Boker's Complimentary 2008 Washer Catalog
Volume 3 - Issue 6 - 06/26/2008
Yardley Inserts... Exactly What You Need, Exactly When You Need It; ND Expand-A-Seal ES0105® ; Steel and Stainless Steel Wire Frames; High Performance Plastic Hex Nuts and Bolts; Fast Cure Hi Performance RTV Silicones; Boker's Complimentary 2008 Washer Catalog; Joining Technologies Installs TRUMPF Laser Cladding System; Stop Spot Welding and Riveting; Hex Nuts
Volume 3 - Issue 5 - 05/22/2008
Self-locking Threaded Fastening System; Bonding/Sealing? Can You Afford Failure; Recessed Button Positive Locking Pins; Tolerance Rings Fasten and Join Round Parts; Optimal Efficiency in Multi-Process Welding; Joining Technologies Installs TRUMPF Laser Cladding System; Metric Screw Cutter and Crimper Tool; Exceeding Limitations of Sheet Metal Forming
Volume 3 - Issue 4 - 04/24/2008
Yardley Inserts...We're in There. And There. And There...; Lean Work Cell for Plastic Component Assembly; Fasteners; UV Curing System; Boker's Complimentary 2008 Washer Catalog; Joining Technologies Installs TRUMPF Laser Cladding System; Torque Assembly Screwdrivers with a Guarantee on Quality and Service!
Volume 3 - Issue 3 - 03/27/2008
Ford for 410 Stainless; FDM Systems for Prototyping Through Manufacturing; Nylon Push-in Fasteners; Weld Sensor Products and New 2008 Test and Measurement Catalog; Boker's Complimentary 2008 Washer Catalog; m3 Plasma Cutting System - More Precision, More Production
Volume 3 - Issue 2 - 02/28/2008
Creating Everlasting Bonds When It's Hot; AirFree Dispensing System Improves Yields in Manufacture of Medical Devices; When Mercury UV Just Isn't Good Enough; Metal Welding and Micro Welding Services; Laser IRAM Welding Systems
Volume 3 - Issue 1 - 01/24/2008
Stable are the Bonds with No Shrink and Low Outgassing; Dramatically Increase Weld Cell Productivity; Quick-Change Device Eliminates Nuts, Bolts, and Tools; Low-Cost Screw Feeding Automation; B-575 Adhesive Assembles New Laptop Fuel Cell; Nascomatic Screwmaster Automatic Screwfeeder; Stop Spot Welding and Riveting; BF-Series ESD Brushless Electric Screwdrivers; Tension Indicating SmartBolts Address Bolted Joint Concerns
Volume 2 - Issue 12 - 12/27/2007
Dispensing System Improves Yields in Manufacture of Medical Devices; SPIETH-design; Laser IRAM Welding Systems; New Trumpf Nd:YAG Laser, Continuous-Wave; Fasteners; Nylon Push-in Fasteners
Volume 2 - Issue 11 - 11/26/2007
Complimentary Washer Catalog and Calendar with Metric Converter; High-Performance Adhesives, Coatings, Sealants, and Potting Compounds; Understanding and Caring for the Heart of Your Ultrasonic System; Dispensing System Improves Yields in Manufacture of Medical Devices; Autofeed Screwdriving - Weapon of Mass Production; UV Curing System; Medical Welding and Micro Welding Services;Laser IRAM Welding Systems
Volume 2 - Issue 10 - 10/25/2007
Breakthrough in Adhesive Processing and Performance; Twin Loc-Nail; Stop Spot Welding and Riveting; New Software Maximizes Ultrasonic Welding Systems; Automatic Wire and Tubing Cutter; Custom Specialty Fasteners
Volume 2 - Issue 9 - 09/27/2007
Threaded Inserts; Washer Catalog and Calendar with Metric Converter; 1.7 Assembled Fully Painted; Multi-Component Assemblies; Enclosure Designer's Hardware Selection Guide; Medical Welding and Micro Welding Services; Electric Screwdriver Line Expansion; 3M VHB Tapes
Volume 2 - Issue 8 - 08/23/2007
North America's Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating, and Welding Exposition; Stop Spot Welding and Riveting; Load Indicating Fastener; Structural Adhesives; Branson IRAM Technology; Si Simple Indexer Software; New Quick Connecting Lifting Pins; Metal Welding and Micro Welding Services
Volume 2 - Issue 7 - 07/26/2007
Threaded Inserts; Washer Catalog and Calendar with Metric Converter; North America's Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating, and Welding Exposition; Tension Indicating SmartBolts Address Bolted Joint Concerns; Enclosure Designer's Hardware Selection Guide; Custom Specialty Fasteners; Thread Lockers; Fully Automatic Screw Thread Insert Driving Cell
Volume 2 - Issue 6 - 06/28/2007
Aerospace Group of Henkel; New Hernon Autobonder 2101 Liquid Dispenser; Stop Spot Welding and Riveting; Adhesives Handle Thermal Conductivity; Plastic Fasteners; Metal Welding and Micro Welding Services; Electric Screwdriver Minimat-E with Automatic Feeding; Branson IRAM Technology
Volume 2 - Issue 5 - 05/24/2007
New Products from the Aerospace Group of Henkel; Complimentary Washer Catalog and Calendar with Metric Converter; The Latest in High-Performance Plastic, Steel, and Ceramic Fasteners; Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics - Composites; Flange Locknuts; Permabond Sealants for Contact with Potable Water; Turnkey Brazing and Soldering Automation; Custom Specialty Fasteners
Volume 2 - Issue 4 - 04/26/2007
Threaded Inserts; New Products from the Aerospace Group of Henkel; Complimentary Washer Catalog and Calendar with Metric Converter; Specialize in the Converting of High-performance Films, Foams, Tapes, and Adhesives; Fully Automatic Screw Thread Insert Driving Cell; Metal Welding and Micro Welding Services; Branson IRAM Technology; HotSpot Thermocouple Welders
Volume 2 - Issue 3 - 03/22/2007
New Products from Henkel Corp â?? Aerospace; Complimentary Washer Catalog and Calendar with Metric Converter; New Hernon Autobonder 2101 Liquid Dispenser; TriggerBond Adhesives and Potting Compounds; Acrylic Hot Melt Adhesive-UX 8012; Gear Pump Adhesive Dispensing Equipment; Unique Fastener Solutions; HPFS Glass Material
Volume 2 - Issue 2 - 02/22/2007
Threaded Inserts; Complimentary Washer Catalog and Calendar with Metric Converter; Helping You Meet the Challenge; New Trumpf Nd:YAG Laser, Continuous-Wave; High Temperature Adhesives; Branson IRAM Technology
Volume 2 - Issue 1 - 01/25/2007
High Temperature Adhesives; Complimentary Washer Catalog and Calendar with Metric Converter; Screwdriver; Automotive Component Assembly Solutions; Nascomatic Screwmaster Automatic Screwfeeder; Screw Counter
Volume 1 - Issue 6 - 12/28/2006
Turntable Bearings; Syringes and Tips; Precision Metal Components; Chipbonder; Restriction of Hazardous Substances; Snap Rivets; Vibration Welders
Volume 1 - Issue 5 - 11/22/2006
Precision Tool, Infrared Plastic Welding, Engineers Guide to Adhesives, Screwdriver, High Speed Laser Welding Services, Plastic Joining Applications, Push-In-Fasteners
Volume 1 - Issue 4 - 10/26/2006
Apply Hot Melt Adhesives; Quick and Precise; Automated Assembly Systems; High Temperature Adhesives;New Aerospace Products; In Stock at a Price You Expect; Low Maintenance Casing Seal for Boilers; Fastening System; Screw Counter
Volume 1 - Issue 3 - 09/28/2006
Thin-Section, and Turntable Bearings; Expansion of Air Conditioning Line; Cutting Edge Technology; Mini-Wire Saddle Clip; Hot Melt Roller Coater; Anaerobic Retaining Compounds; Automated Manufacturing Systems
Volume 1 - Issue 2 - 08/24/2006
Automated Laser Cell Brings Shop Floor to the Show Floor; 117-Page Technical Manual; The Answer to Hard-to-Bond Substrates and Harsh Environments; Plug Buttons; Next Generation Weld Monitors; Precision Mechanical Sub Assemblies; Reusable, High-Pressure Self-Sealing Fasteners
Volume 1 - Issue 1 - 07/27/2006
High-Performance, Thin-Section, and Turntable Bearings; Jig and Fixture Catalog; Desktop PC for $199.99; Engineering Fast, Accurate, Automated Assembly Machines; Metric LockBolt; Welding Systems Integration and Welding Equipment; Precision Assembly; Printed Circuit Board Assembly