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Productivity through process improvement
Manufacturing output reached a record low in April 2020 amid the pandemic. There was a significant improvement in May, but there is still a difficult path ahead. During lockdown, the pressure on ...
Tappex launches its 3rd Generation Heat Inserter
The Tappex Generation 3 heat inserter has been designed to allow quick, easy and repeatable installation of a range of Tappex threaded inserts, into plastic moulds. The machine comes as standard ...
MECA-based Cyanoacrylates: a strong bond with negligible-blooming bonding
For many years, blooming has been a key point of discussion for those who use traditional, cyanoacrylate-based, instant engineering adhesives in the manufacturing industry. The term “blooming” refers ...
Challenge Europe announces manufacturing partnerships for threaded fasteners
At a time when reshoring is very much a topic of concern, Challenge Europe is delighted to announce its partnership capabilities for sourcing and supply chain management of threaded fasteners on a ...
New high performance Acrylic Bonder – Ideal for acrylic screens
PERMABOND UV639 UV-cure adhesive is a new high strength, rapid curing acrylic bonder, ideally suited to bonding acrylic (PMMA/Perspex®/Plexiglass) screens, as well as glass, metals, composites, ...
TR responds to unprecedented global sheet metal fastener demand
Intertronics to distribute Born2Bond cyanoacrylate adhesives
The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic created a surge in global demand for medical equipment, with the subsequent knock-on effect of a huge demand for sheet metal fasteners, specifically for those ...
Adhesives specialist Intertronics has been appointed as distributor of Born2Bond, a new range of cyanoacrylate (CA) adhesives suitable for bonding applications in high technology industries such as ...
Henkel’s online support helps 'ensure the wheels of industry keep moving'
Business couldn’t be further from normal right now but HENKEL has a long-established online network for its customers to access support and instruction to ensure the wheels of industry keep turning. ...
Fastener manufacturer responds to meet spike in demand for medical equipment
Like many other leading providers in the manufacturing sector, Hull-based fastening expert Bollhoff is expecting challenging times ahead but is making every effort to ensure that supplies of products ...
‘Smart washer’ enables touchless measurement of bolt axial load
New from JPB Système, the manufacturer of self-locking devices for the aerospace and aeronautical industry, is SMART WASHER, a disruptive sealing technology that enables touchless and wireless ...
The Challenge Europe difference between Thread-forming screws and Self-tappers
Challenge Europe holds in stock both metal thread-forming screws, e.g. for castings etc., where they secure components by forming a machine thread – also purpose designed screws for thread forming in ...
Fast curing adhesives for use in electronics applications
New from Eurobond Adhesives is Vitralit UC1535, a transparent adhesive for use in electronics. This epoxy based UV Curing adhesive can be cured with radiation in the UVA range from 320Nm to 390Nm in ...
Challenge Europe offers a wide range of fastener solutions
Challenge Europe can provide fastener solutions ranging from machine screws to the more specialised and heavily customised bolt. According to the company, threaded fasteners can readily be adjusted ...
Fastening technology drives OEMs into the future
As the automotive revolution gathers pace, new opportunities are arising and fastening technology is proving crucial, as Chris Black, global sales director of automotive business development at TR ...
Welding cell is Arc de Triumph for Kawasaki robot
New PEM SMTSK standoffs for printed circuit boards enable quick attachment and removal of stacked components without using screws
BONDERITE E-CO DMC digital multi-channel controller optimises the performance and cost of metal pre-treatment processes
Techsil launches a water clear five min epoxy for bonding composite substrates
Don’t forget the advantages of the old technologies!
Challenge Europe Rivets make assembly quicker and cheaper
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