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Thomas Smith Fasteners produces bolts for rail customer

Thomas Smith Fasteners has produced M28 x 135 Square Head Bolts in Grade 10.9 for a customer in the rail industry.

BigHead appoints junior maintenance engineer

BigHead has appointed Henry Bower junior maintenance engineer to design and manufacture intricate parts for the production team.

Freudenberg opens carbon-neutral facility

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has invested more than €11 million in a carbon-neutral facility dedicated to manufacturing automotive components in Parets del Vallès, Barcelona.

WDS launches low head knurled thumb screw

WDS has developed a new DIN 653 knurled thumb screw variant to meet the requirements of machine builders and end users that require DIN design standardisation.

Freudenberg enters seals agreement with Ypsomed

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has entered into a new purchase agreement for seals with the Swiss medical technology specialist Ypsomed that exceeds the previous order volume.

Quarter turns - thousands of possible combinations

FDB Panel Fittings has calculated that there are now more than 116,000 possible combinations of standard components available at its online store.

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Polyurethane (PU) Adhesives in Manufacturing

Due to their bonding strength, flexibility, and durability, polyurethane (PU) adhesives are a popular choice in a variety of industries.

Understanding and acting on PFAS

In a post on The Glue Blog, Andrew Stooksbury, global regulatory director describes Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as a group of chemicals used in coatings, textiles,...

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.

Fluid Dispensing Solutions for Efficient Catheter Bonding

Catheter manufacturing is a globally significant industry. Catheters assist medical practitioners in various ways. They help with draining, giving fluids or gases, and allowing surgical instruments to...

The difference between an adhesive and sealant

Customers at Intertronics often use adhesives and sealants in their products in a wide variety of applications. They can be seen as quite similar materials and indeed have overlapping uses.

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Advancing Medical Device Enhancement with Smalley Technology

TFC, the exclusive distributor of Smalley Wave Springs and Retaining Rings in the UK, unveils the pivotal role of wave springs in advancing medical technology and innovation.

Essentra extends global drive to all-electric machines to maximise quality and productivity

Essentra PLC, a global leader in the manufacturing of essential industrial components, has recently upgraded its manufacturing capabilities by replacing its 55th hydraulic injection moulding machine...

The Hardlock Nut

The Hardlock Nut, a reusable locking nut that is easy to install, with exceptional resistance to loosening by vibration and other external forces!

Self-Locking Retaining Rings for High RPM

The engineering team at TFC recommends Self-Locking Retaining Rings as ideal for applications with high rotational requirements. Self-locking allows the ring to operate at high speeds, withstand...

Innovative Adhesive Solutions for PCB Assembly from TECHSiL

Technical specialists TECHSiL have an innovative range of adhesives and potting compounds specifically designed for PCB Assembly in Automotive, Consumer Electronics and Medical Devices. Offering...

The Unsung Heroes of Industry: O-Rings and Seals

In the world of manufacturing and engineering, the smallest components often play the most crucial roles. Among these unsung heroes are O-Rings and Seals. These unassuming rings and gaskets might not...

High Performance Components Designed for Reliability, Safety & Efficiency

For over 65 years, Rotor Clip has been a trusted partner in the automotive industry, providing high-quality circlips that ensure the reliability and safety of automotive designs. As the automotive...