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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Fully bonded caravan is lighter and drier

Elddis has raised the bar in caravan construction by switching fabrication to adhesive bonding. FAST describes how the first fully bonded caravan was ...



Microcapsules in adhesive dispensing technology

These days, we can find microcapsules in almost every industrial sector, where they take numerous roles.



Design challenges and the benefits of captive panel screws

There are many benefits in using captive fasteners but there are important design considerations to be made before specification. In this special ...



Harnessing the Californian sunshine

Originally developed for automotive and appliance applications, Flangeform is a captive sheet metal fastener for high strength attachments in thin ...



Understanding ingress protection techniques in electrical enclosures

When designing manufacturing systems different IP ratings can be specified to maximise the enclosure's integrity. Chris Lloyd explains why ingress ...



Ensuring the cleanliness of fasteners

Even minute contaminations can result in system failure so it is essential to keep components perfectly clean both in storage and on the production ...



Resin systems deliver fast replacement for city sculpture

Composite materials from Huntsman Advanced Materials have been used to create a new central sculpture in the Jean Tinguely Carnival Fountain, ...



Thermosetting resins for stator encapsulation in industrial motors

Electric motors and generators are of increasing importance for industrial and automotive applications but they present a number of challenges that ...



Engineering opportunities at the FAST Exhibition

FAST previews this month's exhibition at The RAF Museum Cosford where participants will be unveiling a large number of new products, many for the ...

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