Fastening & Assembly Solutions And Technology Features

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

Connectors qualify for winter olympics

Norma Group has equipped the Bolshoy Ice Dome and other buildings in Sochi, Russia, with more than 20,000 pipe connectors from the NormaConnect DCS ...



Optimising the procurement process

Effective rapid prototyping concept closes the gap between development and high-volume production in today's manufacturing sector



Checking material specifications

The need for material verification is an increasingly important issue across a range of industries like aerospace, energy, rail and general ...



Graduate training needs further development

It has always been the case that fresh out of college or university, engineering graduates have knowledge gaps which can only be filled with real ...



Assembly systems favour a broaden vision

One of the UK's leading automation integrators, Optimal Industrial Automation is now offering Keyence products to provide turnkey vision system ...



Standard products range keeps up with the times

WDS claims to be the UK's leading manufacturer of standard parts for use in machine build components, jigs, fixtures and consumer products with a ...



Welding technique boosts pipework productivity

Fertiliser manufacturer GrowHow UK says deploying automated orbital welding systems enabled it to complete a critical pipework project at the ...



Hospitality on the move

London Transport's beloved Leyland Routemaster and its passengers may still be seen in service to a different kind of passenger, courtesy in part of ...



An open and shut case for large enclosures

Many suppliers are now supplying self-adjusting gas struts that can be easily adjusted to suit individual requirements



Methacrylate adhesives show their strength

The latest design trends are influencing increased demand for methacrylate adhesives across many applications and industry sectors. Laurent ...



Precision couplings keeps laser cutter in line

CadCam Technology, a UK manufacturer of industrial grade flatbed laser cutters and engravers, is using Huco-Flex M (membrane type) precision ...



Concealed joining solution launches globally

Australian joining technology company Joinlox has launched Striplox, a rapid, strong and concealed joining solution for general applications. The ...



Flexible arm solution puts medical equipment in a winning position

Patented positioning technology has provided the key to the creation of a cutting-edge monitor mounting solution for a medical equipment ...



Crushing James Bond stage sets

Red Rhino Crushers UK is an award-winning producer of mobile crushers and recycling equipment. Red Rhino chose Camlock Systems as a supplier of its ...



Adhesive bonding plays key role in racing success

At the German heat of Formula Student 2013, the University of Hertfordshire Racing team finished in a very respectable 23rd position in a field of ...



Viscoelastic solution could revolutionise enclosure bonding

Tapes giant tesa has taken the chemistry involved in adhesive tape production forward a generation and come up with a radically different range of ...



IR Emitters improve plastic weld precision

Two of the largest Omega infra-red emitters ever manufactured by Heraeus Noblelight have helped the International Plastic Welding Consultancy (IPCW) ...



Partnership approach seals assembly deal

Rotherham based CMD is a British designer and manufacturer of power distribution, power modules, lighting control and energy management solutions. ...



International agreement benefits parts manufacturers

In an agreement signed at the end of the summer, Kennametal has granted global toolholding leader Haimer GmbH of Igenhausen, Germany licence to ...



High quality service offered to manufacturers

Bringing five metal surface finishing technologies under one roof creates a high quality service for manufacturers, says long-time UK exclusive ...



Cut downtime, improve equipment performance and save costs

Water engineers know the importance of equipment reliability and predictability. It is their responsibility to keep plant running 24 hours a day, 7 ...



Clinching the market

Steve Wallis explains to FAST why the self-clinch is such a superstar among fasteners and what its future may hold



Coating technology saves 30% on pump energy costs

Ceramic reinforced epoxies extend the life of new components and restore the worn surfaces of old ones. FAST discovered that a combination of ...



Fulfilling the automotive promise

With the US federal government nearly doubling fuel economy standards, electric and hybrid vehicle technology is set to play a vital role if ...



BIO-BASED MATERIALS HELP TO TAKE SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Huntsman Advanced Materials has developed bio-sourced composite materials that have been used in a prototype vehicle designed to achieve minimal ...

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