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Types of joining systems: spin welding

Types of Joining Systems: Spin Welding

By AMS Machines | May 15, 2017

We are continuing our series covering the various types of joining systems available to companies manufacturing plastic products.  Last month, we discussed a newer method known as ultrasonic welding.  Today we are taking a closer look at spin welding.  Spin welding has been practiced with metals for hundreds of years and is one of the…

types of joining systems: ultrasonic welding

Types of Joining Systems: Ultrasonic Welding

By AMS Machines | April 21, 2017

In terms of types of welding, ultrasonic is fairly new to the scene.  Developed in the 1960s, ultrasonic welding transmits high-frequency vibrations through plastic parts to create frictional heat at the joint surface.  The heat causes the parts to melt at the surface and fuse together, which means bolts, nails, and soldering materials aren’t required.…

New PF-401 Precision Fastening Product Line

Automated Machine Systems Introduces New PF-401 Precision Fastening Product Line

By AMS Machines | April 11, 2016

CINCINNATI, OH, MARCH 2016 – Cincinnati-based special machine builder Automated Machine Systems (AMS) has launched a new precision fastening product line that meets the needs of manufacturers requiring tight tolerances, high levels of error-proofing and traceability in a variety of assembly operations. The PF-401 Series features transducerized, DC electric torque control screwdrivers and nutrunners that…

Director of Operations at Automated Machine Systems

Automated Machine Systems Adds Chris Edwall As Director Of Operations

By AMS Machines | June 11, 2015

Note 2021: Chris Edwall is VP and General Manager of Automated Machine Systems. CINCINNATI, OH, MAY 2015 — Automated Machine Systems (AMS) recently added Chris Edwall to its management team as Director of Operations to help achieve its strategic growth goals in plastic joining applications for the automotive, medical, consumer and appliance markets. Chris brings…

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