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    Establishing an Approved Budget for Automation

    The second in a series of articles by Tim Bartlett on productivity, returned value, and cost.

    The first article in this series discussed determining the potential value of a given project and then quantifying the impact of relevant issues that would affect the outcome and returned value of that project. Once these have been properly vetted, it is time to move to the budget approval stage. Because this is the final stage of the evaluation of any project, it must be properly completed and can include returning to previous stages in order to clarify or confirm various issues and their potential value.

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    How to Choose the Right Vibration-Resistant Fastener

    Fasteners are designed for all sorts of applications, from heavy-duty construction to mounting a circuit board, and there are almost as many fastener designs as there are applications. The toughest and most secure fasteners have to be used in rugged applications, such as engine mounts, rail cars, factory equipment, cars, or anywhere that constant shaking would loosen most nuts and bolts. Vibration-resistant fasteners are specifically designed to be especially resilient for these applications, but to prevent a joint from failing, you have to know how to choose the right vibration-resistant fastener.

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    Should I Consider Automating My Production Process?

    This blog is the first in a series of articles by Tim Bartlett on productivity, returned value, and cost.

    Automation should only be considered if it brings real value to the process or business. Value can take the form of improved assembly speed, but, although this is the most common reason for automating, it is not always the most valuable or most effective at improving productivity and returning value.

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    Top 5 Considerations When Choosing a Cordless Rivet Tool

    Rivets have been a staple in the fastener industry for nearly a century and, while the basic design of the rivet has not changed, riveting tools continue to improve. The latest innovation is the cordless rivet tool, which is lighter and more portable than pneumatic rivet tools, and new designs are making the cordless rivet tool more powerful and more versatile.

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    Unboxing and Review: Marson BT-2A 16 Volt Riveting Tool

    March 2020

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    3 Benefits of Using Rivet Nuts

    Fasteners come in all shapes and sizes, and when you choose the right fastener for the task, you want something that is easy to install and that provides a reliable joint. That’s why rivet nuts are frequently the fastener of choice for use in the field and on the assembly line.

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    Unboxing and Review: GESIPA AccuBird Pro 2200 Brushless Cordless Riveting Tool

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    5 Popular Cordless Rivet Guns to Buy

    Cordless tools offer a new degree of freedom, whether you are working at your bench, in the production line, or on the job site. This is especially true of cordless rivet guns. Eliminating the pneumatic hoses makes it easier to use handheld riveters in tight locations, and the power and battery life for cordless rivet tools continues to improve, so they can be used for most riveting applications.

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    Product Spotlight on POP Avdel ProSet XT Range Rivet Tools

    When you want speed and efficiency for fastening applications, there is nothing like a rivet. Rivets are versatile and permanent, which is why they are commonly used in aerospace, automotive, railroad manufacturing, heavy machinery, and even electronics. Rivets can be used to connect everything from steel and metals to fiberglass and plastics. But to get the most from any type of rivet, you need the right type of riveting tool, and some of the most popular and versatile tools available are the POP Avdel ProSet® XT riveting tool line from STANLEY Engineering Fastening.

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    Essential Definition: What Is a Coil Thread Insert?

    In the past, we have written about rivet nut threaded inserts as an elegant way to add a threaded fastener to soft substrates. However, there is more than one way to repair a stripped tap hole or add a strong, lasting threaded insert to soft materials. Coil thread inserts provide a strong threaded wall that can be used in virtually any type of hole to accommodate a bolt or threaded fastener.

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