01 December 2012
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Is Santa’s sleigh assembled with mechanical or adhesive fastening systems?

As the festive season nears, this question could be in the mind of many an engineering designer: what is the best way of assembling Santa's various modes of transport?

The stunningly realistic Father Christmas pictured has decided to travel in a fire engine which had been assembled by the sturdiest of technologies.

Seriously though, as we look to the new year once again we foresee the need for design engineers to find ever more ingenious ways of fastening and assembling products with higher quality and lower cost, either using mechanical fastening or adhesive technologies.

The NewbyCom management team prides itself that the FAST Exhibition – to be held at The RAF Museum Cosford on April 18th 2013 – will create a relaxed environment for problem solving suited to design and production engineers – where production professionals will find worthwhile process improvements - and cost reduction opportunities for management.

FAST Exhibition again returns to its natural environment – a centre of technological excellence – this time The RAF Museum Cosford, an award-winning venue of interest to engineers of all disciplines with free parking arranged plus free bacon roll and brew for pre-registered visitors.

Products on display will again cover the full range of fastening and assembly solutions from threaded fasteners to structural adhesives, thread locking adhesives, fabric fasteners, springs and cabinet hardware. Further information can be found atwww.fastenerexhibition.com or by e-mailing mark@fastening-solutions.co.uk

Visitors to previous FAST events will perhaps be able to spot the real identity of our Santa. One clue though; he's not a fireman! Answers on a postcard?

Paul Gay


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