Fastening & Assembly Solutions And Technology Features

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

Weighting and watching

Car manufacturers have increasingly looked to light metals and alloys – typically aluminium and magnesium – to provide the route to weight reduction



Mission complete!

When professional prop and model maker Tony Hitchcock was seeking a heavy-duty slide for a replica Spitfire canopy, his mission took him to Chambrelan



An uncomfortable reality

EvoBus was keen to distinguish its premium bus seat offering to customers – enhanced comfort won the day



tesa holds up mirror to success

When Hammonds Furniture was looking to streamline its production processes, the company turned to tesa for its industry knowledge and expertise



Smooth operator roller cam suits quarter-turn locks

A new roller cam from FDB Panel Fittings is offering a number of benefits



Francis Kirk Group in ambitious export drive

Engineering and fastening business Francis Kirk Group has expanded its geographical reach with the appointment of a distribution partner in the ...



Weighting and watching

Car manufacturers have increasingly looked to light metals and alloys – typically aluminium and magnesium – to provide the route to weight reduction



Bolting the door on bolt and nut loosening

Dismountable, yet durable, screw joints are commonplace solutions to many application challenges, but all too often this brings its own downsides. Is ...



Foresight invests £1.5m in Camloc Motion Control

Designer and manufacturer of gas springs and dampers, Camloc Motion Control, has set out its plans for growth, having secured investment from ...



Adhesives hit the fast lane

Adhesives have become a key technology in the automotive industry, as they continue to replace other fixing methods



Goal: zero internally threaded fastener defects

New high-speed sorting technologies, including vision based hole and thread detection, are said to be making traditional methods obsolete



Elesa: 75 years of celebration

As Elesa (UK) Ltd notches up 25 years and the Elesa Group celebrates its 75th, FAST finds out what’s behind their continuing success.



Dual-curing adhesives: two for the price of one

As applications become more and more complex, the demand for adhesives with multiple curing mechanisms is significantly increasing. These hybrid ...



Roll on the R-evolution!

Lightweighting is the buzzword across the automotive industry, but many challenges remain unresolved, as Philip Spinks, CEO, Oxford Advanced ...



Students unleash their inner Tiger!

UTC Swindon has given its students the unique opportunity to build not one, but two, high-performance sports cars



EYE ON THE SKY

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa has signed a major contract with Airbus for high-tech, multi-material aerospace fastening systems.



Blinding performance!

It is one thing to solve a fastening problem and another to enable the use of up to two million fasteners per year into a demanding application, as ...



Embracing the light

DELO Industrial Adhesives has started its market entrance in Japan, underpinning the ever-increasing drive for companies to broaden their global ...



Wing your way FAST to The Concorde Centre!

It’s almost here! Thursday, 21 April, will see hundreds of your fellow design engineers, production professionals and senior manufacturing managers ...



Legislation drives big changes

Legislation is increasing automotive manufacturers’ responsibility for the end-of-lifetime disposal of their products



Belt and braces peace of mind

At April’s FAST Exhibition, Intertronics will be showing its Dymax 3401 dual cure (UV and moisture) adhesive on its stand.



Contactless jetting

Lubrication of mechanical and electromechanical assemblies should be a precise science, with applied material volume and placement accuracy critical ...



Target: zero defects

As manufacturers look to lightweight materials for improved fuel economy, the associated fastening problems necessitate zero defects through 100% ...



Electronics adhesives market hots up – and up!

The global electronics adhesives market is projected to reach almost US$6,300 million by 2020, representing a sharp rise year on year



Giussani pop-out T handles from FDB Panel Fittings

The Giussani pop-out T handles from FDB Panel Fittings deliver high-level security

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