Fastening & Assembly Solutions And Technology News

The latest news and updates from the fastening, bonding and assembly manufacturing industry.

Böllhoff acquires SNEP SA

Germany’s Böllhoff Group has acquired SNEP SA, a French manufacturer of special fasteners for the aerospace industry based in Montbrison, with effect ...



Webinar announced: are you missing out on the benefits of structural bonding?

Henkel has scheduled a webinar to explore how Loctite structural adhesives can open up limitless possibilities in product design. Broadcast at 10:00 ...



Composite pipe repair cuts costs for EDF

The decision by power generation company EDF to repair, rather than replace, leaking pipework at its nuclear power plant in Bugey, France has proved ...



Dymax combines two high-colour products in a single UV-cure adhesive

The first component in Dymax’s new Encompass Technology is See-Cure, a patented built-in visual cure-validation technology. Adhesives with See-Cure ...



New Elesa ball transfer units, roller tracks and conveyor balls

Elesa has added three new products to its range of ball transfer units (otherwise known as roller tracks or conveyor balls). The new UTB units, which ...



Optimas opens two new distribution facilities

Optimas OE Solutions, a global manufacturer and distributor of precision-made fasteners and supply chain solutions, has announced the opening of two ...



Dymax promotes ‘See-Cure’ technology

A new range of adhesives dispense as one colour and upon exposure to UV/LED light change colour for easy visual confirmation of cure and secure bond ...



Flexicon extends abrasion rings for non-metallic cable protection systems

Flexicon has extended its range of abrasion rings designed to reduce wear and extend the life of non-metallic, corrugated flexible conduit.



Improved methods for failure prediction of hard foam components

Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF have developed innovative test procedures and ...



Component supplier donates parts to Oxford Brookes Racing

Specialist component supplier Accu has chosen to continue its support of young British engineers with the donation of £1,200 worth of components to ...



New compressor valve steel from Sandvik

Swedish metals producer Sandvik has launched a compressor valve steel, Freeflex.



Indexing clamping handles feature soft tips

WDS Components has continued to expand on its range of indexing clamping components with its new Soft Tip T Handles. It has combined two existing ...



Standard components now come with bacterial resistance

Elesa has recently launched the SAN range of lobe knobs, wing nuts, adjustable handles, knurled knobs and cylindrical fixed handles, with biocide ...



Feed system for captive fasteners

A feeding system for a captive fastener system is now available from Bollhoff, which provides a range of feed heads into press tooling. The systems ...



Paztir employs Southco locking solutions

Dutch firm PAZTIR, founded in 2017, provides a competitive solution that can transform any cargo bike or light electric vehicle into an enhanced, ...



Collaboration develops antiviral plastics for bus and coach interiors

Parx Materials, producer of plastics additive Saniconcentrate, has partnered with Nexeo Plastics, a global thermoplastics resin distributor, as well ...



Bumax selected by Skanska to supply fasteners for Stockholm lock project

Swedish manufacturer of stainless steel fasteners Bumax has been chosen to supply high-strength and corrosion-resistant fasteners to global ...



Aid for large diameter pipe purging

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques is promoting its inflatable QuickPurge Systems, which reduce the volume that needs to be purged, thereby reducing ...



New 3M silicone adhesive helps improve medical devices intended for people with ...

3M has announced its latest addition to a new class of silicone adhesives that balances strength, flexibility and comfort – the 2484 3M Single Coated ...



Schunk premiers dry ADHESO gripper technology

The bionically-inspired gripper technology ADHESO is based on the principle of adhesion, using the intermolecularly-acting Van der Waals forces for ...



New honeycomb cores promise high heat performance at low weight

EconCore has developed new honeycomb cores for laminated sandwich panels made with Sabic’s Noryl GTX resin, a polyphenylene ether (PPE) blend, and ...



Grooved bolt configurator

With the mbo Osswald bolt configurator, fastener customers can find and specify bolts with grooves online.



Elesa extends its ESD range into castors and wheels for sensitive and hazardous ...

New ESD wheels and castors from Elesa prevent the build-up of electrostatic charge and thereby offer protection to sensitive electronics and in ...



Clevis fasteners in kit form ensure simple selection

WDS Components is now offering clevis fasteners in kit format for faster and simpler specification, design and ordering. The kit contains all the ...



Fastener guide for electric vehicles

Optimas has published a fastener selection guide for vehicle electrification.

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