Fastening & Assembly Solutions And Technology Features

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

FURNITURE MAKER GETS COMFY WITH PHOSPHATE FREE COATINGS

Outdoor furniture manufacturer, Fermob, is exploiting the benefits of an environmentally friendly coating technology to protect its products against ...



To turn or not to turn . . .

Manufacturers of multifunctional precision parts are producing some ranges by metal forming instead of turning. This change in production method ...



Subcontractor Goes Nuts For efficient tools

For subcontract manufacturers that operate in the globally competitive automotive industry, the high quantity production of turned parts is an arena ...



Aircraft maintenance lifts off with motion capture technology

Motion capture cameras will enable easyJet to assess damage to its aircraft more quickly and accurately, which will effectively reduce out of service ...



Adhesives make a compelling alternative to mechanical fixings

As the demands of the manufacturing evolve across many different industries, adhesives are swiftly become the fixing solution of choice for both ...



Meeting the new efficiency standards for power drive systems

Several standards now in place are helping achieve an efficiency improvement in electric motors. However, it is generally recognised that a broader ...



When it’s performance that counts

From motor racing to modern pentathlon – right up to the pinnacle of sports, the Olympics – adhesive tapes are being selected to improve performance ...



Adhesive system cures time problem for medical equipment

Extended curing times for adhesives can often create a bottleneck in the production process which can interrupt work flow. This was exactly the ...



Electronic lock security makes its mark in enclosure security

Advances in locking technology may often appear difficult to spot since their rate of development can be quite slow by the standards of the computer ...



MENE event supports strong local economy

There are over 10,000 SME manufacturing sites operating within 100 miles of Newcastle and, with inward investment from larger manufacturers such as ...



Automatic line keeps on the pulse

A complete packing and palletising line from Pacepacker Services has boosted productivity by 15-20% at pulse packer Askew & Barrett, within three ...



Transition to welding robotics is inevitable

It will not come as a surprise to many that the need for automated welding in heavy machinery and metal processing is on the increase and will ...



Assembly Systems Embrace No Fault Forward Philosophy

The automotive sector demands the highest quality, consistency and embraces ‘No Fault Forward’ principles at all stages of component, sub assembly ...



Transportation needs adhesives

Due to the increasing need for specialised adhesives in the transport industry, Huntsman Advanced Materials is continuously expanding and improving ...



Assembly system flexibility

A modular transport system, based on fast, servo-controlled linear motors and magnetic movers, increases flexibility and drives machine performance ...



Composite resins set to revolutionise the music industry

Araldite composite resins from Huntsman Advanced Materials have been used by Nägeli Swiss AG to develop a trumpet bell that is set to revolutionise ...



The inevitable move to electric vehicles

With fuel prices, urban traffic emissions and concern about fossil fuel resources all ever present issues, the global use of the electric vehicle ...



Tape helps improve endurance race reliability

What has been classed as ‘the most extraordinary journey possible in a motor car’ will kick start next year when more than 100 vehicles, in ...



Material dispensing proves the key to LED quality

British LED manufacturer Plessey Semiconductors has successfully made the transition from manufacturing development, a phase where manual methods of ...



Emergency Vehicle Bonding on show

EXHIBITION PREVIEW: Scott Bader will be demonstrating an unusual application of its advanced bonding techniques at the forthcoming FAST 2015 ...



ADHESIVE HELPS RE-INVENT THE WHEEL

It’s been said that there’s no need to reinvent the wheel but following an invention that’s come to market, this appears to not be the case after all.



ENGINEERING FASTENERS: TAKE YOUR PICK

One of the most common requirements in engineering is to join two or more parts together. Usually, the main need is for a secure and long-lasting ...



FLUID POWER ASSOCIATIONS FORM ALLIANCE

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) and the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA), which incorporates the British Fluid Power Distributors ...



UK INVESTMENT PAYS OFF

A bespoke rivet nut with splined wedges formed on top of head, factory-made at Gesipa’s UK manufacturing facility, has proved a recent success for ...



MANUFACTURING BAROMETER SHOWS POSITIVE SWING

According to research released last week, small and medium sized manufacturers (SMEs) in England are defying predictions of a slowdown in the sector ...

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