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GlobalSpec: DirectU2 Fastening, Joining & Assembly
September 25, 2008 - Volume 3 Issue 9
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The Ever-Expanding Role of Adhesives

The Ever-Expanding Role of Adhesives

In the grand scheme of bonding materials — similar or dissimilar — only a few materials cannot be successfully joined with adhesives. Given the combinations of chemical substances, curing venues, surface preps, and application methods available today, undoubtedly even fewer such examples will exist in the future as new technologies unfold. Exceptions, of course, typically apply when design criteria so dictate, for example, using friction stir welding to join Al-Li components in the next generation of manned spacecraft.

Nevertheless, the forte of current adhesive bonding appears to be not only the primary goal of successfully joining components, but also delivering such all important, value-added benefits as slashing weight/waste, reducing the number of components, simplifying assembly, and more. A recent Design News article presents some pertinent examples of what adhesives can do.

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Yardley Inserts...Precisely What You Need. Exactly Where You Need It.
Yardley Products Corp.

Yardley Inserts...Precisely What You Need. Exactly Where You Need It.

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Why Not Adhesives for Fastening, Joining, and Assembly?
The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc. (ASC)

Why Not Adhesives for Fastening, Joining and Assembly? There are many ways to join two objects together, but adhesives and sealants have consistently been proven to be the preferred method. To find out more, refer to this article that explains exactly why this has come about. This information will give you a new perspective on the reliability of adhesives.

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How to Select Painted Fasteners

How to Select Painted Fasteners Numerous considerations enter the selection process when painted fasteners are specified. These include color matching, surface prep, durability, and whether to use wet or powder paint. All these issues and more are addressed in the article, "Cosmetic Paint for Fasteners" by Dick Murphy, DLP Coatings, which appears in a recent issue of Fastener Focus.

Navy Opts for Vibe-Proof Fasteners

Navy Opts for Vibe-Proof Fasteners The U.S. Navy is specifying vibration-proof fasteners on its latest Hovercraft, the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC). Here, locking fasteners — nuts with tines combined with longitudinal bolt thread channels that preclude counter rotation — attach the skirt to the craft and withstand loosening from extreme engine vibrations. The new design is expected to minimize skirt repair and replacement, as well as related costs.

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Hook-and-Loop Auto Part Assembly

Hook-and-Loop Auto Part Assembly Not exactly the same hook-and-loop fasteners found in your local store, nanoscale "hooks and eyes" may eventually be used to assemble plastic auto components. Once a vehicle hits the end of its useful life span, the plastic parts are disassembled by simply peeling them off. Now under development, this unique bonding method entails coating a plastic surface with microscopic hooks and eyes. Researchers recently received £60,000 to continue their work.

Electronics Self-Assembly without Size Limits

Electronics Self-Assembly without Size Limits Researchers have developed a molecular self-assembly method to overcome size limits when making electronic components. Their approach combines traditional chip-making lithography with self-assembling block copolymers. Creating a set of anchors lithographically forms the framework to hold the self-assembling molecules in place, allowing the ordered patterns to be produced over larger areas. In the near future, both complete microchips and magnetic hard disks could be assembled this way.

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Engineered Wire Components
Acme Wire Products Co., Inc.

Engineered Wire Components Acme Wire Products provides formed and welded steel and stainless steel components to exacting tolerances and of superior weld strength. Wire products are sturdy, yet lightweight. Acme's expertise in developing and producing sophisticated tooling ensures that parts are provided with consistent dimensional integrity. Call 1-800-723-7015 for more info.

Assortment Boxes
mbo Osswald GmbH & Co KG

Assortment Boxes mbo Osswald GmbH & Co KG has 12 different standard assortment boxes available. In case you have special requirements regarding the content of the assortment boxes or other combinations i.e. stainless steel or other surfaces — just ask! mbo can prepare and deliver special assortment boxes to your requirements upon request.

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Self-Cleaning Adhesive Likened to Lizards

Self-Cleaning Adhesive Likened to Lizards Scientists continue to fine tune synthetic versions of gecko-like adhesives, making them more akin to the unique hairs on geckos' toes. The latest breakthrough utilizes stiff-polymer microfibers so that the adhesive cleans itself, shedding contaminants after each contact, just like a gecko walking through dirt but retaining its sticky climbing ability. Improving adhesion to rough surfaces is next. One spin-off could be all-terrain robots that go anywhere in their search for disaster survivors.

UV Adhesives Bond Now or Later

UV Adhesives Bond Now or Later Formulated for unlimited open time, liquid and gel adhesives can be applied and UV-cured immediately or stored to be assembled afterwards. The pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) are recommended for ceramics, glass, metals, and plastics — plus hard-to-bond polyethylene and polypropylene. When cured, the optically clear PSAs deliver the peel strength and creep resistance to perform from -10 F to 125 F (-23° C to 52° C).

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World's Largest FSW Unit Builds Ares Launch Vehicles

World's Largest FSW Unit Builds Ares Launch Vehicles Structural upper-stage components of the Ares I next-gen launch systems are being welded together with the world's largest friction stir welding (FSW) unit, installed last summer at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL. Initial test welding of dome gores for the external fuel tanks was conducted by friction stir welding two of the Al-Li parts. Next on the agenda is development of manufacturing techniques via the robotic weld tool and further testing of fabricated components.

Super-MIG Welding is Faster, Cheaper

Super-MIG Welding is Faster, Cheaper Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) produces high-quality welds in critical power plant applications, such as boilers, pipes, and tubes, but greater industry demand has fostered a need for faster cycle times in tube welding. The solution is Super-MIG, which can be integrated into an automated welding system. The hybrid plasma-MIG process boosts welding speed considerably while cutting both cycle time and costs.

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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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Locking Pins Now Feature Trackable Lot Numbers
Jergens, Inc.

Locking Pins Now Feature Trackable Lot Numbers This is a first-of-its-kind tracking system for the Quick Release Pin Industry. All Kwik-Lok™ Pin handles manufactured after January 1, 2006 are laser-engraved with lot numbers to facilitate tracking. Customers are provided with this assurance of quality and security at no additional cost. Jergens is ISO:9001:2000 certified and manufactures pins to Mil-Spec/NAS.

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Exploding the Myths Surrounding Inventions

Exploding the Myths Surrounding Inventions Most engineers are definitely creative, and a large number — if not a majority — are certainly capable of inventing a new widget, refining a process, and/or coming up with a brand new material. So, should you patent it? Do you have the rights to do whatever you want with your idea or does the company you work for own all or part of it? These questions and many more are answered in the informative Machine Design article, "Invention Mythology 101," a must read for every engineer and technologist.

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Robots Play Follow the Leader

Robots Play Follow the Leader Apparently, it's not easy for robots to follow each other, especially when the leader disappears from sight. To address that problem, UC Davis researchers came up with a control system that uses behavioral cues sent via wireless. The approach is similar to how humans subconsciously turn their heads in the direction of the turn before doing so. Hardware-wise it's not that simple, but eventually the research could make it easier, for instance, for hospital robots to follow doctors on their rounds.

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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
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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
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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