Screwdriving and Riveting Assembly

Comeback of the American Fastener?

By Austin Weber
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Reshoring will increase demand for American-made screws, nuts and bolts.


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Fastening Threads: Problems Solved

By David Archer
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Bolted joints are the vast majority of our consulting business. Our work is divided evenly between validating joints under development and troubleshooting problems with existing joints.


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Automation Stars at New Trailer Assembly Plant

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STATESBORO, GA—A Great Dane plant that will assemble refrigerated trailers has opened for production. Expected to employ more than 400 people, the plant is equipped with automated equipment for welding, dispensing and material handling.


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Ford Assemblers Spend 40+ Hours Training

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LOUISVILLE, KY—Both newcomers and veteran Ford workers alike are going through training on what the carmaker calls the most modern tools in the industry. Each employee will spend at least 40 hours in the training center.


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Assembling Tractors and Equipment

Today’s machines are lean, strong and smart
By Austin Weber
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Farm tractors haven’t changed much since diesel engines started replacing steam power 100 years ago.


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Automation for Small Screws

Tiny fasteners present big problems for assemblers
By Austin Weber
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It’s a Small World” is one of the most popular attractions at Disneyland and Disney World. The same phrase also applies to the manufacturing world these days.


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Fastening Threads: Getting with the Program

By David Archer
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Programmable torque tools have become popular in recent years, due to quality initiatives.


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Design for Riveting

By John Sprovieri
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Whether the job calls for heading studs or installing blind rivets, these tips will help you design better joints.
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Assembly In Action: Implant Fastener Keeps Aging Baby Boomers Moving

By Jim Camillo
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This past year, baby boomers began turning 65. Because these individuals tend to live more active lives than previous generations, some medical device companies, like Skeletal Dynamics, are developing implants to withstand up to 1 million load cycles without loosening or backing out.
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Fastening: Preventing In-System Damage

By John Sprovieri
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Small investments in protective covers and tools can spare assemblers the cost of repairing accidental damage to finished goods.
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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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Welding: Principles & Practices

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