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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 ... more

Two minutes to better sourcing for high technology manufacturers

The new adhere video from Intertronics describes clearly in just 2 minutes how high technology manufacturing industries can confidently single source their bonding, coating, sealing, encapsulating, ... more

Tension plug added to profile range

A tension plug with a spring loaded ball bearing has been added to mk Profile Systems’ range of internal fasteners. The plug is for use with both normal and light profiles; and both parallel and butt ... more

LED encapsulants

Two variants of Intertronics’ high-performance Opti-tec 4200 polyurethane encapsulating/potting compound and adhesive have been introduced.Opti-tec 4210, which is clear and hard, is suitable for the ... more

Elevating adhesive technology

In common with many new installations around the world, the structure of the lift cars in the tallest building in Western Europe – The Shard – are bonded with Henkel adhesives. Here the company looks ... more

A risky business

Fasteners can be critical products in industries ranging from marine to construction. But, when trying to keep costs low, sourcing cheap copies of fasteners can prove to be a false economy, explains ... more

Forming a secure bond

Composite materials are being increasingly used in applications in industries such as rail, but what is the most suitable joining method? Jochem Sauer, Huntsman Advanced Materials Adhesives marketing ... more

Secure solutions for critical areas

Engineering adhesives from Henkel are helping to ensure safety and keep vibration to a minimum in some of the most demanding applications, where security of bond is essentialOver the years, adhesive ... more

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

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