Fastening & Assembly Solutions And Technology Features

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


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.


FAST has been talking recently to Forward Industrial’s managing director Martyn Cleaver about his take on the recent developments in the fastener ...

Bolt from the Blue

Greenkote-treated bolts were recently used to repair the celebrated ‘Cheesegrater’ building. Clearly, this was cutting edge stuff.

Tough nut to crack!

Böllhoff’s RIVNUT SFC range promises to overcome issues of cracking and delamination when joining composite materials.

Heads up on key funding

bigHead Bonding Fasteners has been awarded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funding with Cranfield University.

tesa powers ahead into electric mobility

Supporting the development of electric mobility solutions is something to which tesa is fully committed, with the introduction of adhesive tapes for ...

Robnor ResinLab launches new epoxy resin

Robnor ResinLab has launched PX901C: a new epoxy resin that is said to have exceptional heat resistance and dimensional stability.

Sika to headline lightweighting events

Sika Global Automotive has renewed its sponsorship agreement with London Business Conferences Group for the popular Global Automotive Lightweighting ...

Fond farewell to bighead founder Ken Stanley

Ken Stanley, inventor of the bigHead Bonding Fastener and founder of the company bigHead, has died aged 94.

Tracking down the right solutions

Just as other major global industries, mass transit continuously strives to improve manufacturing efficiency and reduce running costs.

Clinching the deal

FAST speaks to BTM (UK) Automation Products managing director Mark Firmin about the company’s clinching process, the renowned TOG-L-LOC sheet metal ...

On a Mission!

Mission Motorsport is run by veterans, serving officers and motorsport professionals - and the work they do is invaluable


What are the main factors that need to be understood when engineers specify springs today? Lee Spring MD Chris Petts provides some vital insights ...

Advanex Europe hailed national champions

Advanex Europe has been recognised in Europe’s largest business competition

Some like it hot!

Everyone seems to be demanding high performance at higher temperatures from adhesives. But that can come at a price


How can you solve a design challenge for a bolted joint that incorporates polymers and composites? Nord-Lock offers some insights and solutions

Additive manufacturing crosses the finishing line

Formula Student is Europe's most established educational motorsport competition, bringing together industry leaders, high profile engineers, ...

The Light touch

For the uninitiated, selecting and using adhesives for a manufacturing process can be a daunting prospect. How on earth are you supposed to know ...

Designs aid bounce-back of UK manufacturing

From engines to trim, toys to medical devices and instrumentation to valves, the Lee Spring capability to quickly create application specific springs ...

More speed - less RSI

Screwdrivers with automatic feeds speed up production and help overcome repetitive strain injuries

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

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