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Up, up and aligned

Steve Parkes, key account manager at leading fastening and fixing supplier TFC, shares quick tips for skyscraper curtain-walling success

How to make a seal

To ensure that process plants meet hygiene requirements, industry-specific approvals and resistance to CIP/SIP media, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed a new series of high-performance...

What is a jetting valve and when should I use it?

Jetting valve technology enables high-speed, continuous, non-contact dispensing of dots of extremely small size, while offering a high degree of accuracy and repeatability. Here Peter Swanson,...

Modular aluminium plinth elevates professional photography to new level

An Aldershot-based professional photographer and visual engineer is using an industrial robot fitted with a camera to produce perfect studio pictures. The equipment is mounted on to a bespoke mobile...

Loctite adhesive gasketing aims to eliminate leakage

For a gasket to do its job effectively, it is essential that the seal it creates remains intact over a long period of time. The gasket must also be resistant to fluids and/or gases and withstand the...

EMKA cabinet innovations for mechanical engineering

Closure of control cabinets and enclosures in mechanical engineering must meet diverse requirements, primarily of course safety, as well as locking and operating convenience and durability even under...

Wave spring or coil spring?

Crest-to-Crest wave springs can offer similar loads and deflection to traditional coil springs, but at around half the height. They can reduce axial space by up to 50%, leading to an overall decrease...

For fluid transfer systems, Quick Connectors and vendor-managed inventory are suggested

Justin Lawrence, applications engineer at fastening and supply chain expert TFC, explains how to reliably speed up fluid transfer, a common assembly process in UK manufacturing.

Friction stir welding key to research on joining dissimilar metals

TWI is working with the Imperial College of London (ICL) to develop the next generation of fast and cost-effective forming technologies that also involve joining dissimilar metals.

Essentra explains LED lighting spacers and mounts

Widespread use of LED technology for lighting tasks from indicators to headlights has brought forth a need for many mounting possibilities, as described in this Knowledge Centre article offered by...

Correct Installation and Care of Hygiene quarter turn latch fasteners

EMKA IP69K stainless steel hygiene compression latches with rounded/double flat or triangular key inserts are EHEDGE Certified to make equipment in food processing and other hygiene areas more secure...

‘Hyper glue’

With many of the products we use every day held together by adhesives, Canadian researchers hope to make everything from protective clothing to medical implants and residential plumbing stronger and...