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Report: Google Glass Helps Assemble Spaceships

June 03
18:42 2019
    Report: Google Glass Helps Assemble Spaceships

“Donning what looks like a pair of heavy duty safety goggles with a black band wrapping around the head, a technician can use images projected onto the lenses to mark the locations for 309 fasteners to be attached to a curved panel,” writes Thomas Black of Bloomberg News.

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Michigan Fastener Distributor Recognized By Google

May 13
18:10 2019
    Michigan Fastener Distributor Recognized By Google

“The fact that we’re the only business in Michigan that they’re recognizing this year is pretty exciting for us,” stated Suburban Bolt marketing director Nikki Gordon.

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Rolled vs Cut Threads

April 28
22:56 2019
    Rolled vs Cut Threads

When a thread is rolled, it means that the thread was formed by cold forming the steel by pressing the part between either two flat plates or round dies that have the thread pitch machined onto their face. As the part “rolls” through the dies, the pressure applied by the plates creates the thread without cutting or removing material.

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What 1 Manufacturer Pays Employees …

April 15
20:16 2019
    What 1 Manufacturer Pays Employees …

American Elite Molding announces pay and benefits package at its Florida plant.

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Torque Tools = Safer Drones

February 24
22:21 2019
    Torque Tools = Safer Drones

“If drones aren’t built right, they can break, causing potentially catastrophic results. If a fastener isn’t tightened properly, it can vibrate loose, damaging parts or completely disabling a unit,” according to Mountz Inc.

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Spring 2019 Fastener Meetings Begin in February

February 12
10:24 2019
    Spring 2019 Fastener Meetings Begin in February

The spring of 2019 doesn’t officially begin until March 21, but the “Spring Fastener Tour” of association meetings has begun.

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Fastener Industry Responds To EV Market Demands

January 25
18:48 2019
    Fastener Industry Responds To EV Market Demands

Half of almost 1,000 automotive industry decision makers surveyed in Europe, Asia, and the Americas believe battery electric vehicles are the No. 1 trend in their sector, up from the No. 3 spot in 2016 (and up from the No. 9 spot in 2015), according to KPMG’s Global Automotive Executive Survey 2017.

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26 Fastener Trade Shows Worldwide During 2019

January 08
17:34 2019
    26 Fastener Trade Shows Worldwide During 2019

There will be five primarily distribution-oriented trade shows in the U.S. during 2019. Plus there is a re-branded machinery show.

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Tariffs Dominant Story of ’18

December 27
21:55 2018
  Tariffs Dominant Story of ’18

The last time the U.S. imposed a global tariff on imported steel was in 2002 under President George W. Bush. The 30% tariff ended the following year after the WTO ruled the Section 201 remedy violated global trade practices. According to one independent study, the 2002 Bush steel tariffs cost 200,000 jobs because of higher steel prices.

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FIN Front Page Stories for 2018

December 19
10:47 2018
  FIN Front Page Stories for 2018

The tariffs imposed by U.S. president Donald Trump dominated the front page of Fastener Industry News for 2018. But other articles included acquisitions, the FIN Fastener Stock Index, court battles, 50th anniversaries for two companies, new fastener leaders and key policy issues.

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’19 FIN Calendar Has 80+ Fastener Industry Dates

December 12
01:17 2018
  ’19 FIN Calendar Has 80+ Fastener Industry Dates

The first FIN Calendar was published in 1996 to provide one source for nearly all fastener industry organization meetings, trade shows, education and other events.

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Park-Ohio President On Path To Be Next U.S. Ambassador to Ireland

December 10
02:01 2018
  Park-Ohio President On Path To Be Next U.S. Ambassador to Ireland

80-year-old Irish-American businessman Edward Crawford was nominated on October 22 by U.S. President Donald Trump. The White House formally sent the bid to the Senate on November 13. Crawford reportedly has family roots in Co Cork.

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Chicago Rivet’s Plant on Former Golf Course

October 09
00:28 2018
  Chicago Rivet’s Plant on Former Golf Course

Media Spotlight: “We make fasteners and ma­chines. We build machines that use our own rivets. The machine segment is about 20% of our business,” Mike Sweitzer told the Altoona Mirror.

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Survey: 61% Prefer Products Made in USA

October 04
17:41 2018
  Survey: 61% Prefer Products Made in USA

Two-thirds would encourage people to pursue manufacturing careers. Half think of manufacturing as high-tech.

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Solution For Wire and Wire Rod Shot Blasting

October 04
16:16 2018
  Solution For Wire and Wire Rod Shot Blasting

Modern system allows an extremely high productivity while maintaining high process quality. Furthermore, no building works are required for factory placement.

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Fastener Tariffs Throughout The Years

September 26
11:48 2018
  Fastener Tariffs Throughout The Years

During FIN’s 40 years covering the fastener industry, tariffs have made frequent headlines.

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Fastener Materials: A Closer Look at Low Carbon Steel

September 25
14:50 2018
  Fastener Materials: A Closer Look at Low Carbon Steel

When taking the first step into finding fastening solutions, your biggest consideration will be what type of material will be required for the application.

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How Smart Engineering Can Prevent Fastener Failure

September 10
10:30 2018
  How Smart Engineering Can Prevent Fastener Failure

Every engineered system has a finite service life. Even the most precise designs and robust manufacturing techniques will eventually fail. Fasteners are no different. As any engineer will tell you, it’s when these failures are unexpected or premature that it’s a problem.

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FIN Begins 40th Year Covering Fastener Industry

July 10
11:08 2018
  FIN Begins 40th Year Covering Fastener Industry

The first Fastener Industry News was published on July 10, 1979 by Dick Callahan. As FIN begins 40th year, CLICK THE HEADLINE for a look back.

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Hagan: 2017 Ties 2016 As Top Acquisition Years

June 19
01:03 2018
  Hagan: 2017 Ties 2016 As Top Acquisition Years

“With so many significant fastener deals completed during 2017, it was not easy selecting the ‘Top Ten’,” Pinnacle Capital CEO Richard Hagan observed in the 20th annual edition of Hagan’s Top Ten Deals of the Year.

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