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Friction joints allows swivel arms to be customised to their application needs

Fresh from FATH Components is a new range of friction joints designed for use in a variety of benchtop assembly applications. The Aldershot-based supplier is part of the German FATH GmbH Group of...

A better bond

Details matter in the highly competitive commercial vehicle conversion and body building businesses, which is why more of the industry’s leading players are beginning to adopt high performance...

Specifier’s guide to fasteners and fixings

Fasteners and fixings are very often forgotten about in the build chain and are either a last-minute consideration or left to the contractor’s discretion. However, when fasteners are correctly...

Driving the future of mobility

Lightweighting and greater reliance on electrical systems are both essential areas in the manufacture of future electric vehicles. Henkel’s adhesives and materials divisions are working on...

FAST Live: New year, new show

FAST Live is returning on Thursday 12th March at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon, but 2020 brings a new name. Engineering Solutions Live brings together four key engineering technology areas under...

Strong bonds

For over 20 years, Chemique Adhesives has helped UK furniture manufacturer, Boss Design to produce innovative, high quality products and solutions that boasts the many attributes of British...

Poka Yoke: Formalised error prevention

The Japanese term Poka Yoke – which translates to “mistake-proofing” or “Inadvertent error prevention” – is familiar to most people working in manufacturing. Engineers have always striven to reduce...

Explaining the nuts and bolts of successful manufacturing relationships

Manufacturing philosophies are subject to change and fashion, but Challenge Europe finds that the one constant is the need for trust between suppliers and manufacturing customer.

Compound for laser welding

Laser transmission welding – also known as laser welding – is a method employed for joining plastic parts. Here FAST looks at a new range of compounds that have been specifically developed for this...

EMKA UK's sealing solutions for a variety of applications

In the busy life of a manufacturing engineer it is easy to lose sight of standard options where the default choice will do – so it is useful to consider some simple options of extruded gasket profiles...

Smart threads

Fastening expert Böllhoff has launched an all-new version of its Helicoil threaded insert. Known as Helicoil Smart, it becomes the first new design unveiled by the company since the launch of the tang...

Specifying adhesives

When specifying an adhesive, shelf life, working life and cure speed are selection factors to consider. A good understanding of these factors can help manufacturers improve productivity and reduce...