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Orbitform’s Assembly Products & Services

Orbitform designs and builds assembly equipment for manufacturing. Since 1984, Orbitform has delivered over 7,000 assembly machines and custom assembly systems to a wide range of customers and industries around the world.

We Build Machines For:

  • Orbital Riveting & Fastening
  • Impact Riveting
  • Roller Forming
  • Hot Upset Forming & Riveting
  • Projection & Resistance Welding
  • Assembly Automation
  • Conveying Systems

We Provide Services For:

  • Assembly Analysis
  • Tooling Development
  • Batch Production Runs

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Orbital Riveting / Forming

A smooth, non-impact cold forming process used to create permanent joints with a high aesthetic appeal and a range of articulation potential.

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Radial Riveting / Forming

Radial Riveting Head

A process similar to Orbital, using a peen to form from the center outward. Best used with delicate or unsupported rivet applications.

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Impact Riveting

An assembly process using force to fasten two things together permanently using a wide variety of rivet and material options.

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Roller Forming

A non-impact process using spinning rollers to symmetrically form a cylindrical part. Used for flaring, forming a lip, crimping, or forming a groove.

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Hot Upset Forming

A forming process using heat and pressure to form a fastener to produce heavy duty joints able to withstand high forces.

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Process Monitoring

Touch Screen monitor on Orbitform Equipment

We offer optional process monitoring and process control solutions on all of our systems.

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Conveyors Palletized

Use pallets to carry individual parts between forming stations, even allowing assembly operation to be performed directly on the line.

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Conveyors Part on Chain

Parts ride directly on roller or flat-top chain with minimum contact force. Used for high volume production and part buffering.

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Tooling Development

Orbitform Assemble Solutions Lab

All Orbitform tooling is developed in-house. Our engineers can make special recommendations based on your application to deliver ideal tooling for your machines.

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Turnkey Solutions

Multiple Orbitform Systems

We utilize every single one of our areas of expertise to bring our customers the answers to their assembly equipment needs.

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Batch Production Runs

Batch Production Crates

Orbitform has you covered for your small production run needs. Whether you need 5, 50, 500, or 5000 parts, Orbitform can help

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Welding Systems

We offer welding systems in either Projection or Resistance configurations. Each system is designed to suit each application.

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Nov 08
Servo Riveting Machine with Torque Check for Quality Control
An automotive Tier 1 supplier learned of Orbitform’s new Servo-Driven orbital riveter, and contacted Orbitform to engage in process testing. [click here for more]

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Orbital Forming
Nov 01
Medical Device Riveted by Orbitform
An automotive Tier 1 supplier learned of Orbitform’s new Servo-Driven orbital riveter, and contacted Orbitform to engage in process testing. [click here for more]

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Orbital Forming
Oct 25
Articulating Rollerforming Machine by Orbitform
An automotive Tier 1 supplier learned of Orbitform’s new Servo-Driven orbital riveter, and contacted Orbitform to engage in process testing. [click here for more]

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Roller Forming
Oct 18
An automotive Tier 1 supplier learned of Orbitform’s new Servo-Driven orbital riveter, and contacted Orbitform to engage in process testing. [click here for more]

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Orbital Forming
May 13
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Orbitform's customer solutions lab received several sample parts from a specialty food and drink distributor in order to determine the best assembly process to permanently secure a hopper lid and a crank handle to the final coffee mill product assembly. [click here for more]

Mar 30
Powerheads
Permanently assembling parts using an orbital process offers many advantages including: 80% less force required than a conventional press, a low profile aesthetically appealing head-form, low cost fasteners, a high strength joint, and the option to allow a joint to rotate. [click here for more]

Feb 19
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David Shirkey, Orbitform's CFO, was recently featured as part of Oakland University's 2016 edition of the Oakland Engineer Magazine. [click here for more]

Feb 17
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An automotive Tier 1 supplier learned of Orbitform’s new Servo-Driven orbital riveter, and contacted Orbitform to engage in process testing. [click here for more]

Jan 27
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An automotive Tier 1 supplier learned of Orbitform’s new Servo-Driven orbital riveter, and contacted Orbitform to engage in process testing. [click here for more]

Jan 22
An automotive Tier 1 supplier learned of Orbitform’s new Servo-Driven orbital riveter, and contacted Orbitform to engage in process testing. [click here for more]

May 09
Impact Riveting Quad Hit
An automotive Tier 1 supplier learned of Orbitform’s new Servo-Driven orbital riveter, and contacted Orbitform to engage in process testing. [click here for more]

Dec 17
Articulating vs. Static
An automotive Tier 1 supplier learned of Orbitform’s new Servo-Driven orbital riveter, and contacted Orbitform to engage in process testing. [click here for more]

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Roller Forming
Dec 16
production batch run
An automotive Tier 1 supplier learned of Orbitform’s new Servo-Driven orbital riveter, and contacted Orbitform to engage in process testing. [click here for more]

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Assembly Analysis
Nov 27
At Orbitform, we are dedicated to helping our customers increase throughput and reduce costs. One of the ways which we do this is through multi-form heads. These options operate similar to Orbital, but make it possible to form multiple rivets on the same part or rivets across multiple parts at the same time. [click here for more]

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Orbital Forming
Nov 27
Orbitform designs and builds assembly equipment solutions for manufacturing. Among this equipment is our Palletized Conveyor line, helping parts get from each stage of the assembly process both quickly and smoothly. [click here for more]

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Conveyors Processes
Nov 27
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If you need to install multiple rivets, you could benefit from our multi-head and multi-point Impact riveters. Multi-head riveters consist of two or more riveting heads, designed to work on the same part simultaneously. [click here for more]

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Impact Riveting
Nov 27
When customers approach us with rivets that are delicate, long, or unsupported, we often turn to radial forming as a solution. Radial riveting and forming, also known as Radial, is similar to the Orbital process, but the material is displaced from the center outward in a rosette or rose curve pattern. [click here for more]

Nov 27
This peen is crucial to the forming process, making contact with the part being forming and doing the actual forming work. [click here for more]

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Orbital Forming
Nov 27
Static Roller Forming
If you are struggling to permanently assemble tubular or large diameter parts, Orbitform’s Roller Forming process may be the solution. Roller Forming is a non-impact process using a spinning Roller-head with two or more rollers to apply a symmetrical force to the part. [click here for more]

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Roller Forming
Nov 27
Hot Upset Forming
Here at Orbitform, we recently developed a unique riveting process called Hot Upset. This rivet/forming solution uses force and heat to form rivets or part tenons, providing greater strength, increased hole-fill, improved resistance to push-pull forces, and an overall tighter joint, due to material contraction during cooling. [click here for more]

Nov 27
Impact riveting can be a cost effective and time saving solution over non-permanent assembly methods such as bolts and nuts, studs and nuts, retaining rings, or cotter pins, to create a strong joint with a low profile and aesthetically pleasing finish. [click here for more]

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Impact Riveting
Nov 27
Impact riveting is a cold forming assembly process using pneumatic, electro-mechanical, or hydra-pneumatic force to install a rivet. Joint characteristics can vary greatly depending on the rivet type, material, and geometry. [click here for more]

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Impact Riveting
Nov 27
Orbital Peen on Riveting
Assembling parts can take a lot of force, time, and precision. The experts at Orbitform have spent over 30 years perfecting a process that takes on these challenges. Enter orbital forming and riveting. [click here for more]

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Orbital Forming
Nov 27
Orbitform is an expert in permanent part assembly. But you may be wondering what exactly that is, why it is important, or why you should consider it. Manufacturers and machine builders alike can stand to benefit from permanent assembly processes. [click here for more]

Nov 27
When products that do not need to be taken apart are assembled using temporary means, you may be missing some major advantages in joining parts permanently. But what qualifies something that needs to be permanently assembled? [click here for more]

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Assembly Analysis
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