Fastening & Assembly Solutions And Technology News

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

Deadline for Semta skills awards extended until 11th December

The deadline for the Semta skills awards – one of industry’s most prestigious celebrations of engineering skills – has been extended until 11th ...



The 1969 Austin Zanda – the ‘sports Maxi’? See it at FAST Live

An important development following the formation of British Leyland in 1968 was to set up a complete styling studio, initially based at the Pressed ...



Make Measurement Matter exhibitor helps assure wind turbine safety

Global fastener experts Cooper & Turner has provided fastener security for the renewable energy industry for over 25 years, producing bolts and ...



Assembly of doors is an open and shut case for Fast Live exhibitor

When a global producer of special doors for soundproofing wanted to improve an assembly related part of its manufacturing process, engineers from ...



New on-site vending machine solves missing parts problems

FAST Live 2020 Exhibitor Staytite has come to the aid of customers by introducing an innovative new solution to the occasional and inconvenient ‘Work ...



See it at FAST Live March 12th 2020: the Austin Allegro sectioned car

The Austin Allegro, perhaps unfairly known by some during its day as the “All Aggro”, was introduced in 1973 to replace the best-selling ...



Lee Spring acquires Longcroft Engineering

Lee Spring has acquired Longcroft Engineering, a manufacturer of custom springs operating in Todmorden, Lancashire, to better serve the UK and Europe.



Specialist enclosure products

As an increasing number of industries use cabinets, secure boxes and other enclosure units to house electronics, wiring and other systems in public ...



Product supply bond

UK tapes, adhesives and sealants distributor, Viking Industrial, has signed a product supply partnership with Funkyheat, a producer of bespoke ...



Laser-focused innovation

One of tesa’s main distributors in Cirencester, South Western Specialised Tapes (SWST), has opened a Label Printing Division.



Excellent flow properties

UK adhesive specialists Techsil has launched a potting compound for electronics with medium viscosity and small filler particle size: Structalit ...



Sulzer Mixpac wins $2m in damages

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York has issued a Judgment in favour of Sulzer Mixpac against A&N Trading Co. and Sung Bin An, ...



New Spec EPDM integral gasket and spine

A spring steel spine on a P section gasket is a simple, effective way to provide an excellent gasket function for enclosure and vehicle doors. To ...



PINET aluminium hinges and latches

PINET 30mm aluminium hinges from FDB Panel Fittings can be used in pairs or together with a matching friction, detent or spring hinge to modify door ...



Construction floor anchors – types and usage

Challenge Europe stocks several basic types of construction floor anchor including Shield Anchor and Throughbolt designs, both of which work on a ...



Helping engineers get a grip

With an extensive range of self-aligning pads and positioning feet, components specialist norelem ensures toolmakers and engineers have everything ...



Ellsworth Adhesives adds cleaner to range

Ellsworth Adhesives Europe has added a versatile Microcare General Purpose Cleaner and Adhesive Remover to replace the discontinued Slow Drying Flux ...



Radiation-resistant elastomer seals

GROUPE LATTY, a French designer and manufacturer of industrial seals for harsh industrial environments, has released a range of 80 Shore EPDM ...



Faster and safer assembly

Commercial vehicle bodybuilders, suppliers and vehicle conversion specialists are increasingly turning to adhesive tapes in a range of applications ...



Nylon slotted capstan screw

Bülte’s range of screws has been extended with the “Slotted capstan screw DIN404” range. This screw is composed of an enlarged cylindrical head, a ...



Reformulated adhesives

Henkel is reformulating all technologies, adhesives for bonding and sealing to provide new or improved characteristics to widen their scope of ...



Preventing ‘slam-shut’

Soft-close is a feature much sought after among operators of equipment covers and doors for making usage more comfortable, more user friendly and ...



On-demand high-performance seals

SKF has unveiled a trio of seal profiles for its SNL plummer block housings. For distributors and end-users, an efficient and cost-effective means ...



Conveyer improves workflow

A conveying solution from Spiroflow, a manufacturer of dry ingredients conveying and bulk bag handling equipment, has provided West Midlands-based ...



Bonding benefits

Adhesive tape manufacturer, tesa, says it’s HiP (High Initial Performance) tape for bonding plastics will revolutionise the automotive industry by ...

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