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Primary Location Westlake, Ohio, United States

Financial Status NASDAQ: NDSN

Operating in more than 35 countries, Nordson is the leader in precision dispensing, fluid management, and related technologies. We engineer, manufacture and market differentiated products used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials; for fluid management; for test and inspection; and for UV curing and plasma surface treatment. We support our products with application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves numerous consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing.

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Micro Dispensing: From Semiconductors To Sushi

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🏢 Organizations: IHI Aerospace, Yamagata University, Nordson

The phrase “micro fluid dispensing” is generally associated with applications like medical device assembly or battery manufacturing. It certainly doesn’t conjure up visions of sushi – at least not yet. If engineers at IHI Aerospace and Yamagata University have their way, though, 3D printed sushi will be served to space tourists as they circle in low Earth orbit.

To make sushi practical in orbit, where every gram of mass comes at a steep price, IHI had to look beyond specialty chefs, sharp knives, and coolers of fish and seafood. The solution? Printing the sushi with a lightweight countertop micro dispensing system. By integrating a Nordson EFD PICO Pµlse piezo valve technology with a compact robot, the group created a precision micro fluid dispensing system capable of printing sushi that rivals products from the local sushi bar.

Read more at Semiconductor Engineering

Custom Machine Builder Develops Automation Solution That Increases Production Capacity Four-Fold

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✍️ Authors: Derek Limesand, Ben Toskey

🔖 Topics: Mechatronics

🏭 Vertical: Computer and Electronic

🏢 Organizations: KAMP Automation, Festo, Nordson

While the metal housing and circuit boards were made efficiently and cost-effectively in high numbers, adhering three plastic covers to each housing with a quality seal was slow and labor-intensive. When this electronic component was first introduced, low output was not a problem. As demand for the component increased, however, the bottleneck of plastic cover application became a concern. The manufacturer asked KAMP Automation to design an automated machine that would significantly expand capacity and ensure quality seals for the adhered plastic covers.

In the new automated process, the machine operator places two die-cast metal housings on fixtures and six plastic covers on a cover fixture (three covers for each housing). Vacuum holds the metal housings and plastic covers in place. Manually loading the machine made sense from a cost standpoint and only required seconds. Housings and covers in place, the operator starts the machine.

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Nordson Corporation Announces Agreement to Acquire ARAG, Expanding its Core Dispense Capabilities into the Attractive Precision Agriculture Market

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🔖 Topics: Acquisition

🏢 Organizations: Nordson, ARAG

Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq NDSN) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ARAG Group and its subsidiaries (“ARAG”) in an all-cash transaction that values ARAG at an enterprise value of €960 million.

“The acquisition of ARAG emphasizes Nordson’s disciplined capital deployment strategy, which is focused on high-quality niche leaders serving attractive growth markets that are additive to Nordson’s existing lines of business and support long-term shareholder value creation,” said Joseph Kelley, executive vice president and chief financial officer. “The transaction is expected to close in Nordson’s fourth quarter fiscal 2023, funded through a combination of cash on hand and financial debt.”

Read more at Nordson News

Nordson Corporation Completes Acquisition of CyberOptics Corporation

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🔖 Topics: Acquisition

🏢 Organizations: Nordson, CyberOptics

Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) has completed the acquisition of CyberOptics Corporation, a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-precision 3D optical sensing technology solutions. The completion of the transaction follows the Company’s August 8, 2022, announcement that it had entered into an agreement to acquire the business. The acquisition enhances Nordson’s test and inspection platform, providing differentiated technology that expands Nordson’s product offering in the semiconductor and electronics industries.

Read more at Business Wire