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Bonding with tapes

To ensure robust product performance and meet aesthetic demands, selecting the right method of bonding substrates is essential. But what benefits can adhesive tapes offer to designers?Mechanical ... more

Tangless inserts suit applications where zero FOD is essential

Stainless steel fasteners are used in many applications where zero Foreign Object Debris (FOD) is essential – such as in the food industry, clean rooms, electronics, aerospace, satellites, safety ... more

A secure bond for engine production

Through a relationship spanning forty years, Henkel has become Ford’s preferred single source supplier of industrial adhesives and sealants for engine production throughout the world, with the most ... more

Tackling automotive industry demands

In line with the expected rise in new car sales this year, the demand for vehicle underbody protective shields will increase – meaning good news for suppliers of the robust fastening mechanisms ... more

Dedicated to the rail sector

Henkel has developed many rail-specific solutions, formulated in compliance with the BS Fire Approval standards which were introduced following the catastrophic 1987 Kings Cross underground station ... more

Aluminium screws

Alufast aluminium screws from Arnold Umformtechnik are suitable for joining magnesium components. With material pairs exposed to thermal stress, they enhance the security of threaded fastener joints, ... more

Identifying a bonding technique

Research and technology organisation, TWI, is working with the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car design team to identify and test the ideal materials joining technique for the lower chassis structure of the ... more

A simple solution

Ford Components Manufacturing’s ‘edgepeel’ laminated metal shim pack products are provided for specific customer requirements and are quickly and easily selected at the point of assembly. These thin ... more

Back to the future with mechanical fasteners

Mechanical fasteners continue to offer cost optimisation opportunities for manufacturers. Andy Witts, managing director of Bollhoff Fastenings, looks at the selection process and some products that ... more

Bonding with modern adhesives

As materials technology evolves, so too do the requirements placed on adhesives to effectively bond the surfaces of these different materials. Chris Hall, advanced technologist, Industrial Adhesives &... more

Vibration-free rear view mirrors

Top BMW motorcycle models can achieve 175 bhp @ 9,250 rpm, acceleration of 0-100kph in less than three seconds and top speeds up to 140mph. With such performance levels, riders need a clear view ... more

Press-in studs enable faster cycle times

ATP TriPress fasteners from Arnold Umformtechnik are expected to be used in place of conventional weld-on studs by the automotive division of Hetal-Werke of?Germany, which specialises in the full ... more

Laser welding suits car key manufacture

Marquardt carries out plastic welding using diode lasers in the production of a wide range of parts, including car keys.The welding process must ensure high weld seam strength as well as a ... more

Attaching Aston Martin components

For several years the carbon fibre diffusers on Aston Martin's have been attached with bigHead fasteners and BigBond adhesive. According to the company, the bigHeads provide a secure mechanical screw ... more

Adapting to change

Traditional AC welding users have proved reluctant to embrace the concept of adaptive welding, but this could be about to change. David Halford, welding product manager of Bosch Rexroth, explains ... more

 
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