Fastening & Assembly Solutions And Technology Features

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

Nicely handled

Engineering components manufacturer WDS Component Parts has expanded its range of detent pins by developing a range of knobs that aid handling, ...

Bearing preload – the inside story

Preloading a bearing can have several advantages. Here’s how and why.

Safety helmet makes a real impact!

It is not every day that adhesive specialist Chemique Adhesives is involved in a potentially lifesaving revolution.

Specialist screws in various materials and finishes

Challenge Europe recently announced the breadth of screw materials and finishes it works with on behalf of industrial/manufacturing customers.

Best clampload retention performance in extreme conditions

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

Lee Spring supports the latest in saturation diving safety

When JFD – global marine diving specialist equipment manufacturers - was developing its COBRA saturation diving system to provide a massive step ...

Portability, precision and power

Intertronics is aiming to be ‘spot’ on with its new UV curing lamp.

Single-source solutions for manufacturing

If you’re a director or a manager in a manufacturing company, it may seem at times that you’re under intense pressure to increase performance and ...

Supporting professional solutions, day or night

Tradesmen realise more than most the impact of lighter evenings and warmer mornings in the UK.

Bearing preload – and why it matters

?When assembling individual bearing components, the outer race, inner race, balls and retainer all work together.


When designers at a leading manufacturer of professional and domestic aluminium ladders needed safety-critical fasteners that they could rely on for ...

Retaining the edge

Whether the need is for added corrosion resistance or a change to the appearance of a part, TFC offers a range of finishing processes to ensure that ...

Improving precision in handheld dispensing

To help manufacturers improve consistency and accuracy when dispensing structural adhesives and other materials, adhesives specialist Intertronics is ...

Corrosion-proof fastener solves slippery issue

For designers of winter sports equipment, finding the right way to attach foot bindings onto snowboards can sometimes be a case of ‘straight from one ...

Jewel in tesa’s crown

One of tesa’s main distributors in the South West is celebrating its Ruby anniversary this year.

Setting the pace

Henkel has consistently introduced new developments for industrial applications at successive Southern Manufacturing shows.

tesa keeps safety on track

As more and more people take to the train, passenger safety has never been more critical.

Improving precision in handheld dispensing

To help manufacturers improve consistency and accuracy when dispensing structural adhesives and other materials, adhesives specialist Intertronics is ...


?With a vast array of clamping, positioning and workholding methods available, how do you go about choosing the right one? FAST asks norelem UK’s ...

Day-to-day challenges of an integrated fastener expert

In engineering, a lot of focus is centred on complex systems and assemblies.

The deal is sealed

A bespoke Form-in-Place Foam Gasketing service provided to TRT Lighting by Techsil has successfully delivered an IP-rated seal for the lid of an ...

Eradicating the risks

In these days when heightened risk is to be found in so many aspects of our daily lives, designing in security has become paramount.

Mounting an offensive

A customised clip system that has transformed the installation of removable panels in the interiors of yachts is now extending its reach into ...

Rejecting the rejects issue

The automobile manufacturing industry places high demands on suppliers with regard to process reliability, quality and efficiency.

Weighty matters

Vehicle lightweighting has become a ‘must have’ for motor manufacturers – and adhesive tapes are now delivering advantages over traditional ...

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