Screwdriving and Riveting Assembly

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How To Retrofit an Orbital Riveter with a Simple Process Monitoring Solution to Provide 100% Quality Assurance

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Orbital forming is a common cold forming process to permanently join a variety of parts.


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GKN Launches Project to Automate Wing Assembly

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REDDITCH, UK—GKN Aerospace has begun a project that aims to automate the assembly of aircraft structures with the goal of creating high-quality wing structures 30 percent faster than is possible today.


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What's New With Screws

By Jim Camillo
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Innovative drive, thread and head designs quicken bit engagement, prevent cross-threading and resist vibration.


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New Technology for Welding Aluminum

By Austin Weber
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Welding allows engineers to join lightweight materials.


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Fastener manufacturer presses on with servo-driven machine

By Jim Camillo
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When K.A. Swanstrom founded Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp. in 1942, he did so with a revolutionary new product: a self-clinching fastener that provides load-carrying threads in metal sheets too thin to be tapped.


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Threaded Rivets Keep New Product Made in the USA

By Bur Zeratsky
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Threaded rivet plays pivotal role for Invis-A-Rack folding cargo rack for pickup trucks.


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Mississippi State focuses on furniture manufacturing

By Austin Weber
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As U.S. furniture manufacturers revamp domestic production after more than a decade of offshoring, they need help implementing state-of-the-art assembly lines. Many of those companies are seeking assistance from the Franklin Furniture Institute at Mississippi State University.


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Lockbolts: An Alternative to Welding

By Bob Corbett
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Heavy equipment manufacturers increasingly prefer lockbolts because they offer quick installation and long-term joint stability.


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Thousands Attend Assembly Show

By John Sprovieri
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A wealth of new technologies was on display at The Assembly Show.


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The Importance of Torque Auditing

Accurate tooling and proper training are the keys to maintaining the specified torque for each threaded fastener.
By Jim Camillo
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Follow-up is rarely fun, but it is often necessary to verify an assembly process. The most important follow-up to threaded-fastener installation is a static torque audit.


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Welding: Principles & Practices

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