Fastening & Assembly Solutions And Technology Features

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

Passion for classic and vintage motorcycles

George Ridgeon’s pride and joy is a Greeves Oulton 350cc motorcycle. Here's how he keeps it looking great



Energy efficiency on show

Electric motors are estimated to consume 70% of all the energy used in industry. Bearing this in mind, it’s no small wonder that there is an ongoing ...



Building an award winning submarine

Design projects are a fantastic way for universities to give their engineering students real world experience of the challenges they will face in ...



Captive clamping pins hold firm where others fall apart

The WDS Component Parts range of captive clamping pins for work holding applications has been developed through consultation with customers to offer ...



Raising performance in assembly operations

As structural bonding techniques play a key role in today's assembly operations, designers are continuously working to bring lightweight and durable ...



Making waves with luxury boat project

Launched in Spring 2015 at the Miami International Boat Show in Florida, Scout Boats has unveiled its much-anticipated model to an expectant ...



Computer model to optimise adhesives application in lightweight vehicles

A German research project has been set up to demonstrate the role of adhesive technology in lightweight vehicle design. FAST looks at the federally ...



Designing for the expected and the unexpected

A leading UK charity supporting engineering-related research and education worldwide, has launched its Foresight review of resilience engineering.



Ten reasons for coding offline

Automation and assembly expert Richard Pether explains why sometimes it simply makes sense for manufacturing and packing operations to code offline ...



Hinges with compression locks solve wheelchair trike storage access problems

The Nippi trike – a novel wheelchair accessible vehicle – has recently been re-designed and re-launched with improved access to the storage ...



Through the barrier and beyond

If the journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step, maybe the journey to 1,000 mph begins with a single jig. FAST finds out



Efficiency by design

As technology advances it is critical that the design, manufacture and testing of parts and components is undertaken in an increasingly meticulous ...



FURNITURE MAKER GETS COMFY WITH PHOSPHATE FREE COATINGS

Outdoor furniture manufacturer, Fermob, is exploiting the benefits of an environmentally friendly coating technology to protect its products against ...



To turn or not to turn . . .

Manufacturers of multifunctional precision parts are producing some ranges by metal forming instead of turning. This change in production method ...



Subcontractor Goes Nuts For efficient tools

For subcontract manufacturers that operate in the globally competitive automotive industry, the high quantity production of turned parts is an arena ...



Aircraft maintenance lifts off with motion capture technology

Motion capture cameras will enable easyJet to assess damage to its aircraft more quickly and accurately, which will effectively reduce out of service ...



Adhesives make a compelling alternative to mechanical fixings

As the demands of the manufacturing evolve across many different industries, adhesives are swiftly become the fixing solution of choice for both ...



Meeting the new efficiency standards for power drive systems

Several standards now in place are helping achieve an efficiency improvement in electric motors. However, it is generally recognised that a broader ...



When it’s performance that counts

From motor racing to modern pentathlon – right up to the pinnacle of sports, the Olympics – adhesive tapes are being selected to improve performance ...



Adhesive system cures time problem for medical equipment

Extended curing times for adhesives can often create a bottleneck in the production process which can interrupt work flow. This was exactly the ...



Electronic lock security makes its mark in enclosure security

Advances in locking technology may often appear difficult to spot since their rate of development can be quite slow by the standards of the computer ...



MENE event supports strong local economy

There are over 10,000 SME manufacturing sites operating within 100 miles of Newcastle and, with inward investment from larger manufacturers such as ...



Automatic line keeps on the pulse

A complete packing and palletising line from Pacepacker Services has boosted productivity by 15-20% at pulse packer Askew & Barrett, within three ...



Transition to welding robotics is inevitable

It will not come as a surprise to many that the need for automated welding in heavy machinery and metal processing is on the increase and will ...



Assembly Systems Embrace No Fault Forward Philosophy

The automotive sector demands the highest quality, consistency and embraces ‘No Fault Forward’ principles at all stages of component, sub assembly ...

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