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Jul 18
orbitform_radial_part_sample
Designing and testing assembly prototypes can be challenging. When you think you’ve found the solution, you wind up with more issues to overcome. Quality test after quality test bring both victories and failures. Here at Orbitform, we like to call those failures “lessons learned.” We thrive on helping our customers work through those lessons and [click here for more]

Jul 10
Orbitform is well known for their expertise in forming, fastening, riveting and assembly.  From orbital and radial forming to roller forming, impact riveting and hot upset forming, we offer a variety of solutions.  When partnering with our engineers for your project, we can determine the best custom fit solution for your application to achieve your [click here for more]

Jun 19
Rivets can be found in many different products. From components in your vehicle to fire sprinklers in your workplace, permanent assembly processes produce strong joints critical to part success. Orbitform has been supporting manufacturers across multiple industries for more than 30 years. Our assembly experts have seen many unique applications. One of the unique industries [click here for more]

Jun 13
Manufacturing requires consistency and repeatability.  When your assembly process is inconsistent and you experience quality issues, where do you turn? Orbitform is the leading expert in forming fastening and assembly solutions.  We partner with manufacturers to find the best possible assembly process.  Recently, we were approached by a manufacturer on an articulating joint with a [click here for more]

Jun 05
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Orbital Riveting has many advantages as a permanent assembly solution. The process results in minimal shank swell, perfect for smooth articulating joints. It can also provide aesthetically pleasing finished forms as the peen tool kneads the material into place. Rivets and fasteners for orbital riveting often cost less than those required for other non-permanent assembly [click here for more]

May 29
Vehicle Safety When backing out of your driveway and speeding down the road on your way to work, you probably don’t give much thought to the effort it takes to run your vehicle.  We have come to expect the highest quality out of our vehicles to provide transportation, while keeping us safe.  Vehicle manufacturers perform [click here for more]

Apr 24
Orbital forming vs Hot upset forming
When it comes to assembling your parts, there are many factors that must be considered, including strength of the joint, appearance, hole fill, and more. Furthermore, there are many fastening and forming processes that can be used, each with their own advantages. How do you decide which process is the best fit for your application [click here for more]

Apr 10
Automotive Parts
Orbitform has worked with many industries, including medical, aerospace, recreational, and more. As a proud Michigan manufacturer, we have been partnering with automotive manufacturers for 30+ years. We have provided assembly solutions for a large variety of automotive applications, including seating components, strikers, and more. Here are a few examples of some of the components [click here for more]

Mar 13
Orbitform building
Orbitform began in 1984, manufacturing Orbital and Radial Forming Equipment. During our first ten years, we expanded on our existing processes by adding a multi-forming option with our multi-point heads. We also created our Solutions Lab to help our customers with product design and to determine the best process for their application. Having worked mostly [click here for more]

Mar 06
Forming a flare Orbitally forming a flare is a unique process. As a forming force is applied, material flows to the path of least resistance, lead by the geometry of the peen tool. Finished form is dependent on the design of the surrounding assembly area, as well as the tooling needed for the process. Dimensional [click here for more]

Feb 20
What’s the difference? We hear it all the time – what is the difference between orbital and radial riveting. It’s an important subject to discuss when designing a new assembly and looking for the right fastening or forming process. To help you better understand each process and find the right solution, we have put together [click here for more]

Jan 10
orbital forming sequence
Landing Gear Safety In the Aerospace industry, safety is key in ensuring landing gear functions properly. Orbitform has worked with landing gear experts to permanently form, fasten or rivet components to ensure safety while maintaining proper function of the assembly. Service and Support Recently, an Aerospace customer contacted us with a need for flexibility in [click here for more]

Oct 19
orbital forming
It’s a tragedy nobody expects will happen to them – a fire. There’s only a small window of opportunity to put it out before everything is lost. Industrial sprinkler systems are key to fire & safety protection in building structures. However, when sprinkler heads malfunction, the system only puts out a part of the fire, [click here for more]

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Orbital Forming
Apr 11
Rivet vs. Threaded Fastener
A parts manufacture was in a bind. Their original design used a threaded fastener to retain a roller, but the hardened nuts were failing under high stress and the company was obligated to deliver over 900 parts to their customer. The company contacted Orbitform’s application engineers for help. After examining the joint requirements and operating [click here for more]

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Orbital Forming
Sep 20
Join Orbitform at the Assembly Show 2017 October 24-26! The Orbitform booth is a show destination with industry-leading technology displayed on 1,500 square feet of floor space, including 17 forming, fastening, and automation machines, with live demonstrations. Use the standardized 20″ dial machine to assemble your own takeaway gift. Bring your parts to our booth [click here for more]

Sep 18
Hospital Furniture Riveting and Assembly
A midwest USA based manufacturer of healthcare industry furniture, learning facility desks, church chairs, and hospital beds was in a bind. They had received large orders for their products, but they did not have riveting nor assembly production capacity to meet the timeline of their customer. Orbitform stepped in to help the furniture manufacturer successfully [click here for more]

Sep 11
Riveting of Rotating Commercial Truck Part
A manufacturer of commercial vehicle suspension, lifting, and coupling products was looking to securely rivet a coupling assembly together that included a 5/8 inch diameter solid metal rivet. The rivet needed to be formed to a specific finished head diameter while also allowing the components to rotate freely following the orbital forming process. Orbitform’s applications [click here for more]

Jul 17
bear and trash can
A manufacturer of bear proof garbage cans was looking for a better way of securing the bear proof latching and locking mechanism on their product line of animal proof waste receptacles. They wanted to look into riveting the edge trim sections on the upper lip of the trash bin and fastening the latch device with [click here for more]

Jul 10
kitchen spatula riveted with Orbitform utensil riveter
Kitchen utensil manufacturing companies often inquire about Orbitform riveting machines as a way to assemble spatulas, ladles, kitchen forks, slotted cooking spoons, salad tongs, and other types of food handling equipment. Food serving utensils of all shapes, sizes, and materials are efficiently and safely assembled when Orbitform utensil fastening riveting machines are used in the [click here for more]

Jul 03
Orbitally form rod over nut
Did you know the orbital forming process can be used to deform the end of threaded rods over nuts in order to create a permanent lock nut? Orbitform’s customer needed to perform this metal forming operation on the end of the threaded rod in order to secure the nut in place and also to create [click here for more]

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Orbital Forming
Jun 26
Engine Lifter Roller Orbitally Formed by Orbitform
Carbide peen. 60 Rc hardness ASTM 52100 bearing steel. Automotive OEM high performance engine component. Special pressure pad. Process monitoring. The words and phrases above could cause some companies to walk away, or to wilt under the pressure, when used in conjunction with the product engineering and process development of a new automotive engine component. [click here for more]

Jun 12
Frying pan riveted by Orbitform
Cookware manufacturing companies utilize Orbitform riveting machines to assemble pots, pans, trays, skillets, and other types of cooking equipment and baking ware. Cooking gear of all shapes, sizes, and materials is efficiently and safely fastened when an Orbitform cookware riveter is included in the product assembly process. Types of Cookware Assembled with Riveting Machines Any [click here for more]

Jun 04
Orbital Forming a Round Axle into Plate with Hexagon Hole
We love running experiments in the Orbitform customer solutions lab! A customer asked us to test the orbital forming of a wheel shaft into and around the hexagon shaped hole in a plate. The plate acts as a wheel hub for a type of lawn and garden equipment. The customer desired to replace welding with [click here for more]

May 08
Medical Device with Orbital Riveting
Medical devices present unique challenges to the engineering and manufacturing world since many medical devices work inside the human body or are even permanently installed inside the human body. Thus, the medical device must be clean, smooth, safe, secure, dependable, and simple to install. A surgical implant medical device company approached Orbitform for help with [click here for more]

Apr 06
There is a certain pop music song on the airwaves that goes something like this…”it’s all about that bass, about that bass, no treble…” When we hear that song, do you know what we think of? We think of our rivet machine competitors who only deal with one type of riveting process and often steer [click here for more]

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