Fastening & Assembly Solutions And Technology News

The latest news and updates from the fastening, bonding and assembly manufacturing industry.

New Advanex site in Czech Republic hits its stride

The construction of a new Advanex manufacturing site in the Czech Republic is well underway and on track for completion in spring 2019.



Team effort shines through

?Six Henkel-sponsored teams took part in the Formula Student competition at Silverstone and have done themselves proud against tough rivals from all ...



Adhering to a tight schedule

Fluor Corporation has completed the construction of a high-performance adhesives manufacturing facility on a compressed schedule for Solvay in ...



Dispensing good news

Fisnar has launched its improved rotary table, the F1300N.



Hinged on success

FDB Panel Fittings include these 180°/270° 40mm hinges - pictured - in its Online Store portfolio for use on general-purpose or specialist metal ...



JET PRESS and Heyco in new distribution partnership

Global fasteners supplier JET PRESS has been appointed as an official European distribution partner for Heyco’s high-quality cable and hose ...



If music be the ‘spike’ of life…

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of audio and hi-fi furniture has turned to specialist ‘speaker spikes’ for a clear advantage.



Captivating concept

Delays on the assembly line where separate bolts, washers and nuts are involved can be deeply frustrating – and expensive. Here’s one solution that ...



Bollhoff UK merger is boost for OEMs

Leading fastening innovators and suppliers Bollhoff Fastenings and Bollhoff Armstrong have merged in the UK to form Bollhoff Ltd, effective from 1 ...



The secret behind great theatre

We often gasp and applaud at what we see on the stage. The same might happen, were we to observe the engineering that takes place ‘behind the scenes’



Fastener story has a real twist

One of the many advantages of fastenings is that they can serve a multitude of disparate demands. The principle of securing the situation is all that ...



Joining forces for sustainable industrial solutions

Clariant has formed a new partnership with Neste, a provider of sustainable renewable diesel and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical ...



Fixed at a clip

Recessed pull handles can offer a whole range of benefits and advantages.



Low noise sliding slam latch

?The new DIRAK sliding slam latch from FDB Panel Fittings provides a low noise secure door closure mechanism for internal doors, cupboards etc.



Showing plenty of flare

PEM SFN spinning flare nuts from PennEngineering become permanently captivated upon installation in thin metal sheets.



Techsil and M-tec merger complete

UK-based Techsil has announced that, following its acquisition of aerospace and defence industry suppliers M-tec in May 2017, the two companies have ...



Latching on to toggle and hook

Toggle latches, over-centre catches, wire toggles, spring catches etc are a common quick action method.



Ex-stock socket screws and bolts

Specialist threaded fasteners are available ex-stock from Challenge Europe in high grades of material.



Ex-stock socket screws and bolts make the grade

Specialist threaded fasteners, now available ex-stock from Challenge Europe in high grades of material, include socket screws for production.



Feel the power

The ‘go anywhere’ performance of Elesa standard components have proved a real boon for one customer.



FAST Live Autumn 2018 Photo Gallery

Photo highlights from the Autumn 2018 FAST Live exhibition held at Imperial War Museum, Duxford.



Balloon goes up on threaded inserts

Sales at threaded insert manufacturer Fitsco have been high this year, says the company, but now have quite literally gone stratospheric.



Put to the test

Nobody wants to see adhesively bonded fasteners falling off unexpectedly. bigHead has taken steps to ensure this doesn’t happen.



Compression latch – now also in black

?The standard DIRAK compression latch from FDB Panel Fittings is now also available in black.



Dovetailing beautifully for precise positioning

Design engineers and manufacturing managers are constantly looking for improved positioning accuracy on production lines.

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