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Part of the Fundamental Manufacturing Processes Video Series, this program focuses on the primary fasteners and assembly processes used and includes sections on mechanical fastening, adhesive bonding, and automated assembly.
The mechanical fastening segment features in detail the various types and uses of integral fasteners, such as embossed protrusions, edge seams, and hemming. The use of threaded fasteners, non-threaded fasteners, such as rivets and pins, and stapling is examined.
The adhesive bonding section covers the many types and applications of adhesives used in joining similar and dissimilar materials together.
The automated assembly segment examines the ways in which parts are sorted, loaded, and presented for automated assembly machine types including the dial (or rotary index machine), the in-line indexing assembly machine, and the carousel assembly machine.
By Gary Conner
By George N Bullen FSME