Features

Securing strength and safety with stainless steel components

The low-maintenance nature and attractive appearance of stainless steel, along with its unique properties make it a strong choice for use in multiple engineering applications. Marcus Schneck, CEO of...

New challenge for plastic expert

Following a 25-year career with Optimas and its antecedents, latterly as managing director of its components division, Andrew Fletcher moved last year to a new post as director of plastics and rubber...

Huntingdon Fusion Technologies discusses developments in welding enclosures

The metallic alloys we use today have evolved through decades of research and many represent the pinnacle of achievement in terms of strength and corrosion resistance. Without these materials, the...

norelem recommends ceramic standard components to reduce abrasion and wear

Abrasive wear can be extremely damaging – it can change the critical dimensions and tolerances of a component, cause machinery and equipment to rapidly deteriorate in performance, and ultimately cause...

Making the switch to less hazardous adhesives

For UK businesses who use solvented adhesives as part of their manufacturing processes, now could be an ideal time to review their current work environment and make the necessary changes to maximise...

Think fasteners first

Fastener considerations in new and growing factories, by Wayne Corcoran, group logistics and operations manager at vendor managed inventory (VMI) provider TFC

Technical glass – an introduction

Goodfellow introduces the uses and flexibility of technical glass.

The benefits of single-source supply for adhesives-based processes

James Thorpe, sales manager at Chemique Adhesives, describes a practical approach to streamlining manufacturing operations – with added peace of mind

Got it covered – guide to encapsulation

In readiness for the EU’s likely ban of chip encapsulation adhesives containing substances of very high concern, Delo’s chemists have produced alternatives that are not only SVHC-free but are also...

UV cure adhesives: let the sun shine in

UV cure adhesives offer the benefits of a single-part adhesive that remains workable indefinitely until activated with a shot of UV light. On the other hand, at least one of those parts needs to be at...

Lightening the load: the benefits of vacuum impregnation for electric vehicle manufacture

The shift to electrification in the automotive industry is accelerating, fuelled by more stringent emission regulations, access restrictions in cities and advancing EV technologies. However,...

One-part and two-part spray water-based adhesive systems

One-part and two-part water-based spray adhesives have distinct advantages and limitations. Keith Berry, Chemique Adhesives technical service manager covers some background and basic chemistry behind...