Fastening & Assembly Solutions And Technology Features

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

Fastener is just the ticket

Canadian train operator turns to European fastening manufacturer to provide a maintenance solution for the quick swap out of seating on the Rocky ...



How to achieve the best clampload retention performance in extreme conditions

Threaded assemblies are the most important detachable parts used in machinery construction, installation and repair. Relaxation of tension and ...



Getting a grip

Health and safety in manufacturing and engineering is the sum of all parts, no matter how big or small. Even the most unnoticeable components, like ...



Panasonic says it's new fibre lasers will revolutionise the welding of plastic ...

Requirements in the plastic industry are high: While manufacturing and production processes are accelerating, products are becoming ever more ...



10 ways to save money with the right fastener

The price of an engineered fastener is only part of the equation.



The right feet for the right job

Elesa’s range of levelling feet offer significant advantages in a range of industrial applications and aggressive environments.



Custom special threaded fasteners

Sometimes bigger isn’t always better, this is especially the case when small batch runs of special or custom solutions are required. These are hard ...



Dispensing system boosts efficiency

Long term relationship building can help companies grow and prosper. Working with Chemique Adhesives has benefitted FOAMtech, a distributor and ...



Precision in small doses

Here Paul Whitehead, key account manager at adhesives specialist Intertronics, shares his thoughts on the precise metering, mixing and dispensing of ...



Small springs for small devices

High pressure compression springs are designed to fit in tighter applications while achieving similar strength and comparable spring rate to larger ...



Automated weld overlay repair improves efficiency for biomass power plant

Biomass is becoming an increasingly popular fuel solution for power generation. It is one of several technologies being implemented to improve the ...



Bonding different plastics

The demand for plastics in automotive manufacturing continues to grow as it remains a durable, cheap and lightweight solution to many modern ...



Drawer slides for winners

If you are reading this waiting for the tyres to be changed on your car you might like to think about the theory that the technological advances made ...



Securing the future of automotive industry

Fasteners are playing a major role in the electric vehicle revolution.



Making light work of solar applications

The boom in solar panel installations means that the simplest fastening technologies are the most appropriate for those installing and maintaining ...



Beyond nuts, bolts and screws

Industry 4.0 is revolutionising the way things are made in our factories. But when you look at the machines in these factories and get down to the ...



Top tips for UV curing

Originally introduced in the 1960s, UV curing technology has streamlined adhesive applications in many manufacturing industries. With new UV curing ...



Fastening FRP composite parts

An innovative all-in-one overmoulded fastener and ‘tow steered’ reinforcement fabric fixing system, provides greater productivity and higher ...



Tensioning large bolts just got easier

Tensioning of large bolted joints usually requires the use of electric, hydraulic or pneumatic tools, a factor that can add costs and delays to any ...



Best of both

From silicon die encapsulation through to fixing components to PCBs, adhesives are used extensively in the electronics industry. However, curing is ...



Q&A: Advancing adhesives

Over the years, Advanced Adhesives has become known as “the applications specialist” across industries and sectors. This reputation has been ...



Fast automotive assembly

A range of new adhesive tapes are offering useful options for motor manufacturers.



Fixing the construction crisis

The UK’s construction industry is seemingly on the cusp of crisis point, with many different factors causing projects to slow and impact efficiency. ...



Fasten up for FAST Live

The FAST Live exhibition is still the UK’s only specialist fastening, bonding and assembly event for design engineers, production professionals, ...



In space fastening is critical

As the space industry flourishes the demand for the finest fasteners is growing with it.

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