Engineering Services Dept. Contributes to Assembly Magazine Article - August 2, 2011
This article explores assembly challenges in today's advanced plastics regarding design, functionality and desired performance by using different screw thread options.
Semblex chose to discuss the advantages of using Thin Thread Technology fasteners such as used in a wide range of thermoplastics along with for thermoset and composite materials.
Recommended boss design sheets and joint analysis by using Delta Calc software is available upon request by contacting Semblex Engineering Services.
Semblex Corporation Adds New HexStix® Recess to Our Licensed Products - June 30, 2011
Semblex Corporation Receives Torx® Drive System World Class Quality Award for the Third Straight Year - June 14, 2011
Semblex Founder Daniel P. Haerther Receives IFI Meritorious Service Award Posthumously - March 31, 2011
Semblex Releases New Revision of Technical Product Manual - January 1, 2011
Semblex has completed and released the 2011 revision of the Semblex Technical Product Manual.
This resource includes dimensional information for the wide range of externally threaded products Semblex offers.
Semblex Expands Product Offering With Addition of REMINC Product Family - November 1, 2010
Semblex Corporation has received a North American license for the family of REMINC tri-lobular fasteners, including TAPTITE®, , , , , , and .
This family of products brings a combination of thread forming and thread locking solutions. They have become the fastener of choice for many general purpose attachments, structural and positional applications in a wide range of industries including automotive, heavy truck, appliance, HVAC, business equipment, home entertainment, and others.
The new products can be supplied within Semblex's current size capabilities and paired with both standard and high performance drive systems. In addition, these fasteners can be incorporated into cold formed specialty designs to optimize value in the assembly.
Please contact Semblex for further information on each product.
Website content will be updated in the near future to detail these designs.
Gene Simpson named Vice President of Quality and Engineering - July 8, 2010
Don Cunningham, president of Semblex Corporation, has announced the promotion of Gene Simpson to the position of Vice President of Quality and Engineering, effective July 8, 2010. Mr. Simpson will have the responsibility of the Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, and Engineering Services departments and will report direct to Mr. Cunningham. Guy West, who previously served as Semblex’ Vice President of Quality, has left the company.
Mr. Simpson has served in a number of key engineering and management positions at Semblex over the last 19 years. For the last five years, he has served as Director of Engineering Services which is instrumental in matching up the company’s value-added products, broad manufacturing capabilities, and technical support services with the needs of key customers as they seek optimum assembly solutions and cost reductions.
Prior to Semblex, Mr. Simpson was employed as an manufacturing engineer at A.B. Dick Company, a leading supplier of equipment to the graphic arts and printing industry. He has an engineering degree from Northern Illinois University and is an active member of various engineering organizations including ASME, ASTM, SAE, and SME.
Semblex Corporation receives Torx® Drive System World Class Quality Award - June 21, 2010
ELMHURST, IL - Semblex has been re-selected for the 2009 annual Torx® Drive System World Class Quality Award. This award is given to only a select number of companies and is presented to Torx® licensees who meet the quality, workmanship and audit expectations for the Torx® product. The criteria for this award includes 100% acceptance on the annual product audits for dimensional and workmanship attributes with on-time submission to these audits, good standing as a licensee, on-time gage re-certification, and maintaining an international (ISO) recognized quality system.
Bob Rothkopf, President of Semblex Corporation, announces retirement. Don Cunningham named as successor. - June 8, 2010
Bob Rothkopf, president of Semblex Corporation, has confirmed the date of his long-planned retirement as June 11, 2010. Mr. Rothkopf has served as president of Semblex since July of 2004.
Under his leadership during the last six years, Semblex has continued to evolve as a premier provider of value-added cold-formed specialty components, cost-saving fastener products, and engineering services to our key customers in various global markets including automotive, heavy truck, motorcycle, home entertainment, and other commercial industries. Mr. Rothkopf led the company through a period of transition following the passing of our founder, Mr. Dan Haerther in 2007, through the recent recession, and through the development of quality systems and a 5S program that has established the company as a leader within its industry.
Mr. Rothkopf came to Semblex in mid-2002 as a sales and marketing consultant and served on the company’s board of directors prior to becoming president. Before coming to Semblex, Mr. Rothkopf also served as president of the Industrial Division of Elco Products and president of Camcar Division of Textron in Rockford, Illinois.
Mr. Rothkopf will act as a consultant to the Company until December 2010.
Succeeding Mr. Rothkopf effective with his retirement will be Mr. Don Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham has worked with Semblex as an outside consultant and board member since early 2009. Mr. Cunningham has previously served as president of ATF, Inc. in Lincolnwood, IL, and in other senior management positions with several automotive suppliers.
Mr. Rothkopf means a great deal to the people of Semblex and we extend our best wishes to him in his retirement.
Semblex Corporation receives Torx® Drive System World Class Quality Award - June 8, 2009
ELMHURST, IL - Semblex has been chosen as one of six companies worldwide set to receive the 2008 Torx® Drive System World Class Quality Award. This award is given to only a select number of companies and is presented to Torx® licensees who meet the quality, workmanship and audit expectations for the Torx® product. The criteria for this award includes 100% acceptance on the annual product audits for dimensional and workmanship attributes with on-time submission to these audits, good standing as a licensee, on-time gage re-certification, and maintaining an international (ISO) recognized quality system.
Semblex Corporation referenced in Assembly Magazine article discussing quality in assembly - April 28, 2009
ELMHURST, IL - John Sprovieri at Assembly Magazine mentions Semblex in his article "Quality in Assembly: Even Humble Screws Get a Battery of Quality Checks" after attending Fastener Basics in early April. You can find this article in the May 2009 issue of Assembly Magazine or on the web (
Semblex Corporation contributes to article for Assembly Magazine - December 19, 2008
ELMHURST, IL - Photos and commentary were supplied to John Sprovieri at Assembly Magazine for his article "Keeping Screws Tight". You can find the article in the January 2009 issue or on the web (
Semblex Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of its new company website
Semblex Corporation earns recognition as a John Deere "Partner-level Supplier"
ELMHURST, IL — Semblex Corporation has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2007 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company's highest supplier rating. The Elmhurst-based company was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Company employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on February 19, 2008 in Davenport, Iowa.
Semblex Corporation is a supplier of fasteners and cold formed products to John Deere's operation in Greenville, Tennessee and Horicon, Wisconsin.
Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.
Semblex Corporation is pleased to announce the installation of its first 5-Die Long Stroke Progressive Header
The new Sacma SP360-EL was built to Semblex® Corporation requirements to move the company to a new level of parts forming. The capabilities of this former will produce parts up to 15mm in diameter and lengths to165mm. With 5 forming dies, parts can now be formed with multiple, more complicated features. In today’s competitive world, the ability to produce parts at a higher quality level is essential and with the quick-change features included, maximum performance and efficiency is achieved.
The installation of this new equipment is just another example of Semblex Corporation’s investment in technology, the future, and our commitment to our customers.
Semblex Corporation is pleased to announce that we are now a licensee of the MORTORQ® Spiral Drive System.
The revolutionary MORTORQ® drive system was developed to meet the increasing demands for a drive system with exceptional torque transfer and serviceability characteristics while utilizing reduced recess depths.
The unique spiral design of the Mortorq® recess distinguishes itself from all other automotive, commercial and industrial drive systems in the market today. The aesthetic lines of this patented recess enhance the appearance and styling of any new product design.
The shallow recess depth provides high strength while allowing for lower head profile designs. These characteristics provide the flexibility to create lighter weight assemblies that can significantly reduce material costs in both the fastener and the mating assembly. The use of the lower head profile can also assist in avoiding clearance issues in today’s more compact assemblies.
The Mortorq® spiral recess is just another example of our investment in technology and the Semblex commitment to our customers in providing them with Fastening SolutionsSM.