Fastening & Assembly Solutions And Technology Features

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

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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 ...



Gripping concept sticks with adhesive tapes

Automation leader Festo has come up with an energy free gripper concept for use in pick and place and assembly system applications.



Tape reseals to keep foodstuffs fresh

Whitworths, which is one of the UK's leading supplier of snacking, breakfast, baking and cooking products, is specifying tesa Lift & Reseal tape as ...



Instant access for automation controllers

Motion control specialist Inmoco of Daventry has released CTCopc 2, a 32-bit Windows OPC server application that provides real-time client access to ...



Adhesive tapes help combat credit card abuse

Adhesive tapes supplier tesa is working with one of the UK's leading credit card companies in the development of sophisticated technology to combat ...



Keeping up with new standards in vehicle security

Recently released standards on vehicle security labelling from the People's Republic of China are the most stringent yet seen and tesa UK is taking ...



Drive hire service takes control

Control and automation specialist SoftStart UK has built a fleet of variable speed drive control cabinets that it is making available for hire, to ...



Selecting a laser welding system

Purchasing a Laser Welding system for the first time may seem a daunting task to the uninitiated. How do you know that you are talking to the right ...



Knurled index plungers allow accurate repositioning

Often the simple things in life can make all the difference. While much consideration may be given to the latest tool changer or cutting technology ...



Diversification brings coating success in the automotive industry

Product Release has been serving UK industry for over 30 years, supplying coating metal substrates across a wide range of industries. The company ...



Medical equipment ergonomics holds prime position in healthcare sector

FAST explains how technological advances in portable medical equipment is placing increased pressure on design engineers to meet challenging ...



Maintenance free fastening system selected for german wind turbines

Following a successful test project, Lockbolts manufactured by Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) have been selected for use by the German steel ...



Low temperature advantage

Liquid adhesives have many advantages in comparison with traditional non-liquid film type adhesives, especially those used for sandwich panel ...



Fully bonded caravan is lighter and drier

Elddis has raised the bar in caravan construction by switching fabrication to adhesive bonding. FAST describes how the first fully bonded caravan was ...



Microcapsules in adhesive dispensing technology

These days, we can find microcapsules in almost every industrial sector, where they take numerous roles.



Design challenges and the benefits of captive panel screws

There are many benefits in using captive fasteners but there are important design considerations to be made before specification. In this special ...



Harnessing the Californian sunshine

Originally developed for automotive and appliance applications, Flangeform is a captive sheet metal fastener for high strength attachments in thin ...



Understanding ingress protection techniques in electrical enclosures

When designing manufacturing systems different IP ratings can be specified to maximise the enclosure's integrity. Chris Lloyd explains why ingress ...



Ensuring the cleanliness of fasteners

Even minute contaminations can result in system failure so it is essential to keep components perfectly clean both in storage and on the production ...



Resin systems deliver fast replacement for city sculpture

Composite materials from Huntsman Advanced Materials have been used to create a new central sculpture in the Jean Tinguely Carnival Fountain, ...



Thermosetting resins for stator encapsulation in industrial motors

Electric motors and generators are of increasing importance for industrial and automotive applications but they present a number of challenges that ...



Engineering opportunities at the FAST Exhibition

FAST previews this month's exhibition at The RAF Museum Cosford where participants will be unveiling a large number of new products, many for the ...

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