Fastening & Assembly Solutions And Technology Features

In-depth technology reports, case studies and feature articles on fastening, bonding and assembly within manufacturing.

‘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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Strong bonds

For over 20 years, Chemique Adhesives has helped UK furniture manufacturer, Boss Design to produce innovative, high quality products and solutions ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Small talk

Marcus Schneck, CEO of norelem, explains how incorporating standard anti-vibration components into manufacturing and engineering machinery can ...



Fastener is just the ticket

Canadian train operator turns to European fastening manufacturer to provide a maintenance solution for the quick swap out of seating on the Rocky ...



How to achieve the best clampload retention performance in extreme conditions

Threaded assemblies are the most important detachable parts used in machinery construction, installation and repair. Relaxation of tension and ...



Getting a grip

Health and safety in manufacturing and engineering is the sum of all parts, no matter how big or small. Even the most unnoticeable components, like ...



Panasonic says it's new fibre lasers will revolutionise the welding of plastic ...

Requirements in the plastic industry are high: While manufacturing and production processes are accelerating, products are becoming ever more ...



10 ways to save money with the right fastener

The price of an engineered fastener is only part of the equation.



The right feet for the right job

Elesa’s range of levelling feet offer significant advantages in a range of industrial applications and aggressive environments.



Custom special threaded fasteners

Sometimes bigger isn’t always better, this is especially the case when small batch runs of special or custom solutions are required. These are hard ...



Dispensing system boosts efficiency

Long term relationship building can help companies grow and prosper. Working with Chemique Adhesives has benefitted FOAMtech, a distributor and ...



Precision in small doses

Here Paul Whitehead, key account manager at adhesives specialist Intertronics, shares his thoughts on the precise metering, mixing and dispensing of ...



Small springs for small devices

High pressure compression springs are designed to fit in tighter applications while achieving similar strength and comparable spring rate to larger ...



Automated weld overlay repair improves efficiency for biomass power plant

Biomass is becoming an increasingly popular fuel solution for power generation. It is one of several technologies being implemented to improve the ...

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