Fastening & Assembly Solutions And Technology Features

In-depth technology reports, case studies and feature articles on fastening, bonding and assembly within manufacturing.

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FAST changing world

The global HVAC industry has been going through a rapid transformation to meet the evolving needs of industry, with specialist hardware in high demand



High Cost of Low-Value C-Parts

Consumable item procurement can impact operational productivity & efficiency. Could automated inventory replenishment systems be the answer?



Heritage shines through

As Optimas EMEA & APAC president, Dan Jack - pictured - has a key role to play in introducing the Optimas brand to a global platform.



Easing the strain

FAST Magazine asked Colin Chapman, marketing manager, Henkel, in what circumstances is anti-seize the best choice when it comes to lubrication. Here ...



Greater scope for higher performance

Higher temperature and oil tolerance, as well as improved performance on passive materials, are said to be the benefits of the latest generation of ...



Extinguishing fears

Simplifying its locking system and increasing vehicle security was the challenge facing one major fire brigade. Here’s how it arrived at the right ...



Production-oriented fasteners

The needs of manufacturing industry can generally be listed under the headings ‘reliability, speed, quality and cost’, in varying order.



Automated dispensing boosts throughput and quality

When GJD Manufacturing was looking to improve how plastic lens are bonded to extruded aluminium housing, it took the challenge to Intertronics.



In pursuit of savings: but not at any cost

How can you reduce the costs of production & materials used without cutting corners or ‘doing things on the cheap’? With value added engineering, ...



Keeping tight connections

?What do a loose bike guard, a lost train door and recall in automotive industry have in common? Read on...



Breaking bonding boundaries

A combination of diverse adhesive technologies is being hailed for its ability to provide much increased performance. But how does it work?



Spring clean

When it comes to industrial springs, there is much more to them than initially meets the eye.



From the ‘which’ to the ‘how’

By understanding how dispensing valves work and interact with the material they dispense, it is easier to select the right one for your needs.



norelem – the inside view

?Paul Mulvey – business development manager, norelem UK – has recently allowed FAST Magazine some intriguing insights into the company's operations ...



Offspring of the space race

The American-Russian race to ‘conquer’ space back in the 1960s thrust conductive adhesive technology into the limelight – and now its applications ...



Automation-ready Plasma Surface Treatment from Intertronics

New from Intertronics is the automation-ready ‘I’ version of the Relyon Piezobrush plasma treatment unit.



Natural selection

The industrial spring appears a simple enough component, but it is so much more than that



The wheel deal

When Pete Tomkins decided to design a new bike mudguard, his inspiration was a fastener called Duotec, featured in an article in FAST magazine



Getting a tighter grip on things

Many applications require a dismountable, yet durable, screw joint but often this freedom to dismantle comes at a price, because the chosen securing ...



Breaking good

A top-of -the-range installation clamp must be highly resistant to the powerful forces to which it is subjected. Here’s what happened when ...



On the scent with BLOODHOUND

Böllhoff RIVNUT is helping to boost the upcoming assault on the world land speed record attempt, which also aims to smash through the 1,000kph barrier



BREAKING BAD – OR GOOD?

FAST recently talked to Forward Industrial’s managing director Martyn Cleaver about his take on the recent developments in the fastener industry, ...



Developing market: mechanical thread locking

With increasing pressures from factors such as time-saving, foreign object debris and reusability, effective mechanical thread locking is a challenge ...



The buddy that’s on your side!

Inspired by motorbike sidecars, Sidebuddy is being hailed as a new eco-solution for city transportation



Henkel’s dedicated YouTube channel now live

A dedicated YouTube channel for Henkel is now live.

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