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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]

May 02
Molybdenum
At Orbitform, it all starts with the customer’s part.  An Orbitform customer needed an assembly process that required forming tungsten rivets. Tungsten has one of the highest melting points of any metal, requiring a unique assembly solution.   The customer was using hot riveting, which involved preheating the rivet with a torch and then forming [click here for more]

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]

Jun 19
Hot Upset Riveting and Hot Upset Forming
One of the more recent assembly processes Orbitform has developed is the hot upset riveting method of joining parts, fastening materials, or riveting components together. The hot upset forming methodology came to life when Orbitform was helping a customer rivet a door striker assembly. The striker assembly included a very hard metal striker wire to [click here for more]

May 29
Hot Upset Riveting of Hardened Steel Rod into Hexagon Hole
An equipment manufacturer was welding a hardened steel rod into a hexagon shaped hole to prevent the part from rotating, but the welding method annealed the rod and vibration caused some assembled parts to fail. The increase in ductility and reduction in hardness of the steel rod as a result of the high heat introduce [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]

Feb 17
The word “best” can be a tricky word sometimes. In order to answer the question of which riveting machine type is best for your fastening process it is important to start by defining your objectives. Some helpful tips include creating a list of the assembly factors important to the components you are assembling and developing [click here for more]

Jan 27
A bee keeping supplies manufacturer and retailer from eastern Illinois was having difficulty assembling their bee hive smokers.  Orbitform helped by designing and building two (2) Milford impact riveting machines.  Each riveter was tooled to automatically feed and insert a specific stainless steel rivet prior to the machine forming the rivet to attach different parts [click here for more]

May 09
Impact Riveting Quad Hit
Four Ways We Hold Things Together We live in a world where things are put together. The computer you’re using, the desk it’s on, and the chair you are sitting in have all been assembled. At Orbitform, we specialize in permanent part assembly, processes like orbital forming, impact riveting, roller forming, and hot upset riveting [click here for more]

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]

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