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Fast Cures Not Always the Optimal Adhesive Assembly Option

Fast Cures Not Always the Optimal Adhesive Assembly Option Fast-curing adhesives minimize assembly time, thereby reducing production costs, but they may not be suitable for some bonding and sealing applications. Why? Property tradeoffs could make the overall design prone to failure or shorten service life. Overall, one-component fast curing adhesives are easy to use, but a narrower range of mechanical and physical properties vs two-component counterparts means they cannot be used for just about any application. In his recent Assembly magazine article, Robert Michaels, vice president of technical sales, Master Bond, delivers all the right information a designer needs to weigh all the pertinent factors and select the right adhesive for a particular application.

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Spiralock® Self-Locking Thread Fastening System
Spiralock Corporation — A division of Emhart Teknologies

Spiralock® Self-Locking Thread Fastening System Are you experiencing threaded joint problems in your products due to:
•  Vibration loosening?
•  Costly warranty issues?
•  Using messy thread locking adhesives or prevailing torque fasteners?
•  Inability to service threaded joints?
Spiralock self-locking internal thread form is your answer. Our products solve loosening issues in applications across multiple industries.

Innovative Polyurethane Solutions from Dow Automotive Systems
Dow Automotive

Innovative Polyurethane Solutions from Dow Automotive SystemsDiscover performance-enhancing systems for load floors and seating solutions from Dow Automotive Systems as presented at the CPI 2010 Technical Conference:

•  Environment friendly PU sandwich structure load floors
•  New all MDI solutions for automotive seating with low emission of VOC

Learn more about our polyurethane innovation and industry leadership.

Automatic Screwdriving Systems
Assembly Automation Industries

Automatic Screwdriving Systems The Self-Advancing Screwdriver (S.A.S.) can be hung from a tool balancer or used with our optional Torque Arm. With the optional swivel handpiece, it will adapt to many types of pneumatic or electric tools. The S.A.S. handpiece may be used over large work areas without a torque arm. Find out more...

Advantages of Fastening with Magnets
Adams Magnetic Products Co.

Advantages of Fastening with Magnets If you need a strong but repositionable component for your next fastening, joining, or assembling application, magnets may be the perfect answer. Adams provides all types of magnets and magnetic assemblies including ceramic, neodymium, alnico, and flexible magnets, with the ability to match custom specifications or develop new designs. Learn more...

Principles of Welding . . .
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Welding and Joining Handbook Special
ASM International

Welding and Joining Handbook Special ASM Handbook Volume 6A: Welding Fundamentals and Processes covers the fundamental principles of welding, including heat transfer, solidification, residual stress and distortion, and modeling, and simulation of welding processes. Articles cover all welding processes from basics like arc and resistance welding, to newer methods like friction stir welding and laser beam welding, explosive welding, and ultrasonic welding. All articles are expert-written and peer reviewed. The newest volume in the esteemed ASM Handbook series.

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Unique Fastening for Telecommunications Enclosures

Unique Fastening for Telecommunications Enclosures How a new telecommunications enclosure is assembled should be determined in the design stage. For serviceability, a hinged door is typical. Here, such hinges are routinely installed with screws, nuts and bolts, riveting, welding, or clipped on, but most are labor intensive and checking for proper installation is difficult. Fortunately, one unique alternative exists: why not snap hinges and hardware into place for quick assembly with no tools, as Design News explains.

Fastening Compact Electronic Devices
 

Fastening Compact Electronic Devices Designated for compact electronic devices ranging from portable consumer electronics to medical equipment, these mini fasteners enable quick and secure assembly. Included are self-clinching standoffs and locating pins that feature threads down to M1, 1 mm pin diameters and standoff lengths, and use in thin materials — for clinching, 0.3 mm sheets. Even smaller fasteners are in the works.

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Chip Stacks in the Hundreds à la Adhesive

Chip Stacks in the Hundreds à la Adhesive IBM and 3M will be developing a method to stack chips, including high-performance microprocessors, by bonding together 100 or more chips into a 3D structure. The ultimate stack may be 1000x faster than current individual chips, making future portable electronic devices, PCs, and servers significantly more powerful than current ones. Toward that goal, 3M will be developing unique adhesives and related high volume chip-coating processes.

Getting Epidermal Electronics to Stick

Getting Epidermal Electronics to Stick Ultrathin, stretchable electronic devices — made from extremely thin silicon and other higher performance materials — stick to the skin without adhesive (video). A new class of microelectronics, these epidermal electronic systems monitor electrical activity from a patient's brain, heart, and muscles. At only 50 mc thick, the devices adhere to skin at the molecular level via van der Waals forces.

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Lista Introduces All-purpose Workbench

Lista International

Lista Introduces All-purpose Workbench Lista International introduces its new all-purpose workbench, a high-quality, versatile, general purpose workbench. The workbench features Lista quality at the company's most affordable bench price ever and offers dozens of choices for storage, adjustability, and configurability. With its durable design, the bench is capable of supporting 1,000 lbs, evenly distributed.

Clamps That Meet Government Emission
Rules

Clampco Products, Inc.

Clamps That Meet Government Emission Rules Cost saving solutions that meet diesel emission reduction and diesel engine fuel efficiency government regulations. V-band clamps (engine/turbo/emission), T-bolt/spring loaded constant tension clamps (hose/charged air connections), and Straps (EGR cooling systems and mounting) for after treatment systems.

Clampco remains a leading manufacturer of engineered products in joining, fastening, or securing applications.

Dispensing System Unparalled Speed
and Accuracy

Nordson EFD

Dispensing System Unparalled Speed and Accuracy PICO™ Piezoelectric Dispensing Systems for your most challenging applications. Dispense adhesives, oils, greases, ink, flavorings, colorings, and many other fluids. Continuous operation at 150 cycles/sec. Consistent shots as small as 2 nL. Ideal in electronics, medical, automotive, micromechanical, food and beverage, photovoltaics, and other industries. See video of PICO™ in action.

Custom Electronic Fasteners and
Hardware Made Fast

Accurate Screw Machine Corp. (ASM)

Custom Electronic Fasteners and Hardware Made Fast Accurate Screw Machine Corp. specializes in custom print to part manufacturing. Send us your engineering drawings and we will quote and manufacture your electronic parts, fasteners, and hardware for you quickly. Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to machine special materials, hold tighter tolerances, and better meet your requirements.

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Go Green with Low-VOC Adhesives

Go Green with Low-VOC Adhesives Formulated with up to 50% less VOCs (volatile organic compounds), low-VOC spray adhesives from 3M includes high-strength, multipurpose, and additional grades featuring low emissions and improved properties. Depending on the product, the adhesives and aerosols are recommended for bonding a wide material range, including fabrics, flexible urethane and latex foam, insulation, metal, non-vinyl plastics, wood, and more. (See video).

Fast-cure Sealant for PV Components

Fast-cure Sealant for PV Components Formulated to deliver bond strength right after application, a silicone adhesive/sealant replaces adhesive tapes and one-component RTV materials. Designed to frame, protect, and seal photovoltaic module components, the neutral sealant can hold a lightweight junction box in position without additional assembly aids. The material is optimized for use in dispensing equipment, and is recommended for fully automated production.

Welding & Joining Technologies . . .
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Failsafe Weld Repairs for Nukes

Failsafe Weld Repairs for Nukes To make failsafe repairs on advanced gas-cooled reactors, EDF Energy in the UK opted for a customized remote welding system. During a shutdown, the automated welder is dispatched to plug damaged inlet/outlet re-heater tubes. In operation, the machine inserts and holds a specially designed plug into the repair area, then performs two weld passes with filler wire to plug leaks.

Ions Braze Active Metals

Ions Braze Active Metals Metal ion bombardment has been proven to be a viable process for brazing chromium and titanium at 600 to 800 C. Here, aluminum- or silver-based filler metals are utilized. The process is recommended for small electronic components and has numerous advantages over vacuum furnaces, including joint metals with overall fine-grained microstructures. Read all about it in the Welding Journal (scroll to p. 41).

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Simplify the Fitting/Splicing of Square and Rectangular Tubes
Robvon Backing Ring Company, Inc.
FLEX-5P Rivet Nut Installation Tool

Sherex Fastening Solutions

Simplify the Fitting/Splicing of Square and Rectangular Tubes Robvon Squings are designed for quick, easy alignment of square or rectangular tubing, assuring a precise, close tolerance fit-up. Squings allow complete penetration and fusion of the weld. The patented nubs automatically set the weld gap for the root-pass, eliminating tack welding, slag, icicles, or metal inside of the tube.

FLEX-5P Rivet Nut Installation Tool The FLEX-5P Pull to Pressure Rivet Nut Tool offers one tool that will install thin wall and heavy duty rivet nuts all within a lightweight durable tooling design. The tool features a quick change nose piece with a socket head cap screw mandrel. See our FLEX-5P product announcement and video.

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Robot Safe Zones for Humans
 

Robot Safe Zones for Humans In the future, robots and humans will be harmoniously working together, especially in assembly operations. But possible collisions between the two need to be addressed for human safety. Toward that end, a unique projection and camera system is being developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF. Here, monitored safe zones are projected onto the floor. Should a worker cross it, both acoustic and optical alarms are triggered.

Diversions . . .
Dextre Displays Dexterity in Space

Dextre Displays Dexterity in Space Although it may look like a device from a Transformers movie, Dextre is really the ultimate outer space tool that flawlessly completed multiple complex robotics operations on the International Space Station (video). Controlled solely from the ground, this Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator utilizes dual 11 ft long arms to perform outside ISS maintenance instead of astronauts. Next task to learn is to refuel a satellite on-orbit.

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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