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Chemique helps Mannok improve its operations

Chemique Adhesives has helped Mannok switch from a two-part to one-part PU adhesive in a move that has yielded several benefits for the building products manufacturer.

Norelem launches hinges for aluminium profiles

Norelem has unveiled five ranges of hinge products designed for panel elements and aluminium profiles.

FDB offers small T handles

FDB Panel Fittings sales partner Lowe & Fletcher offers T handles, which suit cabinets and enclosures in many public space applications and in industrial situations generally. 

Fyous develops reusable manufacturing mould

Fyous is launching what it calls infinitely reusable moulding technology at Rapid + TCT in Los Angeles from 25-27 June.

Bornmore provides stainless steel hex bars

Bornmore Metals offers a range of stainless steel hexagonal bars for turned parts such as bolts, nuts and other fasteners.

An overview of the UK’s surface measurement industry

Earlier this year, adhesives specialist Intertronics acquired Dyne Testing Ltd, a supplier of surface measurement products.

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Primerless Adhesion with Plexus Adhesives

Traditionally, the process of bonding has involved the application of primers to enhance adhesion between substrates and adhesives.

Polypropylene: Testing and Perfecting Bonding Methods

Polypropylene (PP) bonding is traditionally a difficult task due to its low surface energy and inert material properties.

Future of Solvent-Based Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

Increasing use of industrial tapes, high-end graphics, and specialty labels is driving significant growth in pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA), according to a post on The Glue Blog.

Top five all-electric injection moulding myths

All-electric injection moulding machines have many excellent qualities, including greater precision, higher power density and lower carbon emissions.

How do self lubricating bearings work?

Self lubricating bearings, also known as maintenance-free bearings, are engineered to operate without the need for external lubrication.

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Circlips vs. Snap Rings: Understanding the Differences

When it comes to securing rotating or moving parts within machinery, engineers often encounter the choice between two distinct components - circlips and snap rings. Despite their apparent...

Design Online Webinars | Join us on 27 June | Register Now

Join us for one or both of our webinars on June 27th. Editor Paul Fanning will join guests from Southco and 3M to discuss a range of essential topics for design engineers.

PICO® XP Jetting Technology from Nordson EFD Gives Manufacturers Next-Level Production Control

Micron (µm) level stroke adjustment and self-regulating calibration allow this revolutionary jetting system to meet unprecedented levels of fluid dispensing repeatability, both valve-to-valve and...

Why You Should Use a Wave Spring for Bearing Preload

A bearing is engineered to move smoothly and consists of several moving components that function together as a single unit. However, tolerance accumulation during manufacturing and assembly can lead...

Six Key Benefits of Using Custom Engineered Components

Custom engineered components (CEC) meet unique requirements, specifications, and/or challenges that off-the-shelf or standard components may not adequately address. The term is broad and generally...

UltimusPlus Fluid Dispensers Improve Operational Efficiency and Take Process Control to a New Level

They allow remote programming directly from a PLC and provide Ethernet control with TCP/IP protocol for Smart Factory integration.

Enhancing Assembly with Staytite's Screws for Plastic

Staytite's Stayplas 30° screws for plastic are high-performance fasteners that have been engineered with precision and innovation. These screws offer a number of advantages that make them the ideal...