Fastening & Assembly Solutions And Technology News

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

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.

Magnetic attractions

The bonding of magnets in any application calls for precision and longevity of the solution – not always an easy combination to achieve.

Confidence and support screwed down

Screws from Challenge Europe come in an extensive range of general and niche ex-stock products, each with its own special features.


On show for the first time at the forthcoming FAST Exhibition are new ranges of adhesive tape products which have been developed for use in the ...

Benefits – at speed!

Techsil provided Speed Plastics with a flexible silicone adhesive and a fast, reliable, consistent dispensing solution in the manufacture of a smoke ...

Greeting the onset of ONSERT

A unique partnership between mechanical fastening experts Bollhoff and adhesives manufacturer DELO has been bringing benefits to design engineering ...

Ringing the changes

When a customer was searching for a solution to a tricky problem, TFC’s engineers had the answer.

Fixing to stay fixed

Mechanical fasteners, in one form or another, have been in existence almost from the caveman days. Their worth remains uncontested and their areas of ...

FEICA Conference and Expo beckons

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS will attend FEICA Conference and Expo in Riga, Latvia, from 12-14 September.

Bring on the band!

What is being billed as a versatile and easy-to-use fixing solution for a wide range of applications will be unveiled by JCS at UK Construction Week ...

Automation boosts productivity

More and more UK companies are looking to improve productivity through automation, so an increasing number of production managers new to the concept ...

tesa announces key appointment

tesa has appointed Neil Walker as key account manager, Building Supply.

Hybrid technology takes centre stage

HENKEL has again chosen the FAST Show event – Thursday, 20 September, at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford ( – to ...

Taking the big LeeP

Increasingly, engineers are seeing the benefits of plastic spring technology as exemplified by Lee Spring in its LeeP range.

Reusable blind fasteners feature at FAST Live Exhibition

Visitors seeking reusable blind fastening solutions at the forthcoming FAST Live Exhibition at IWM Duxford on 20 September will find much of interest ...

High temperature bonding to the fore at FAST Live exhibition

Two recent applications involving the joining of components inside electric motors have highlighted recent advances in bonding technology.

Extension springs, in great trim

Correctly determining extension spring length and other parameters can be somewhat of an art in the development of new or revised products.

Delivering that bit extra

Francis Kirk Group is investing in its worldwide supply and distribution hub in Denton, Greater Manchester, with a new warehouse on the site.

Locating and locking made easy

Where it is vital to secure tooling and base plates quickly and effectively, the right solution is a must.

New stainless steel drawer slide

To meet increasing market demands for specialised drawers slides, JetPress is now offering the new high-quality stainless steel range from Accuride ...

Stainless steel hinges clean up

WDS Component Parts has introduced a range of stainless steel lift-off hinges (or detachable hinges) for cleanroom environments where corrosion ...

Preaching to the converted

In-vehicle conversion and the aftermarket sectors adhesive tapes provide significant advantages as an alternative to mechanical fixings.

WACKER Signs Up Intertronics for silicone distribution

Munich-based chemical company WACKER and Intertronics have signed a key distribution contract.

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