Screwdriving and Riveting Assembly

Articles about threaded and nonthreaded fasteners and the equipment for installing them.

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Apex Tool Increases Workforce

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SUMTER, SC—Apex Tool Group, a manufacturer of power and hand tools, is expanding the workforce at its assembly plant here by 150 to 200 jobs by the end of 2015.


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Kuka Aerospace to Open Facility Next to Boeing Plant

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EVERETT, WA—Kuka Aerospace plans to open a new 29,000-square-foot facility here adjacent to Boeing’s assembly plant. The facility will employ 75 people when fully operational.


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Assembly With Rivet Nuts

New fastener and tool designs are increasing the utility of rivet nuts.
By John Sprovieri
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Automakers are increasingly using hydroformed metal tubing in vehicular structures. Compared with stamped and welded metal parts, hydroformed parts weigh less, cost less, and have a higher stiffness-to-weight ratio.


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Lean Manufacturing and Flexible Assembly Are Ways of Life at Winnebago Industries

Lean production and vertical integration help the RV leader thrive.
By Austin Weber
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"The Music Man” takes place in a Midwestern hamlet called River City. The town that it’s based on is Mason City, IA, and the river that flows through it is the Winnebago. If you follow that river a few miles west, you’ll end up in Forest City, which is home to another American classic: Winnebago motor homes.


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Hose Reels Are Key to Success in Trailer Manufacturing

By Jim Camillo
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A love for farming and serving farmers are what drove husband and wife Loren and Jean Van Wyk to found LDJ Manu-facturing in Pella, IA, in 1995.


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SPIROL Releases New Coiled Pin Design Guide

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DANIELSON, CT—Spirol International Corp. has released a new version of its Coiled Pin Design Guide.


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Boeing to Deploy Robots on Assembly Lines

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EVERETT, WA—Boeing may deploy robots on its airplane assembly lines as early as next year. The company has been testing its Fuselage Automated Upright Build technology in secret over the past year and has found success drilling rivet holes on 777 fuselages. Boeing believes the FAUB will improve workplace safety and production speed.


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Oakland University Focuses on Fastening and Joining Research

By Austin Weber
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Oakland University is located a few minutes away from Chrysler’s corporate headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI. So, it’s appropriate that the school is home to the Fastening and Joining Research Institute (FAJRI), the only facility of its kind in the world.


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Feeding Nuts and Unconventional Fasteners

Custom design and advanced technology enable feeders to handle a wide range of threaded, nonthreaded and odd-shaped fasteners.
By Jim Camillo
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Screws aren’t the only fasteners that can be fed to fully or semiautomatic installation tools. Nuts, setscrews and other fasteners—both threaded and unthreaded—can be fed automatically, too.


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FEC Automation Opens European Office

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SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI—FEC Automation Systems, a supplier of fastening and pressing technology, has opened an office in Chelmsford, England, its first in Europe.


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EVENTS

CAMX - The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

10/13/14
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
United States
Contact: Mary Beck

ACMA and SAMPE, the two leading composites and advanced materials industry organizations, have joined forced to create CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo.

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Lightweight Vehicles Conference

10/28/14
http://www.lightweightvehiclesconference.com/
Cologne
Germany

For the automotive industry, engineered plastics are fast becoming the future. While new laws are being created to reduce emissions and fuel prices are rising, predictions suggest that by 2020 plastics will comprise 18 percent of the average vehicle's weight.

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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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