Fastening & Joining

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Structurally bonding low surface energy materials

North-East bonding experts, Advanced Adhesives, was tasked recently with solving the issue of bonding low surface energy materials (LSEs) structurally for several high-profile applications where the ...



The fixing solution winning favour across industries

The use of reinforced lightweight materials, such as honeycomb sandwich panels, are increasingly important elements of modern engineering design, a trend that is rapidly pushing the exotic materials ...





The sky’s the limit

Even relatively simple products can be engineered better by using elegant design solutions. Such was the case when Sunsquare looked to improve performance and processes by use of alternative ...


First of the Mohicans

A novel design could revolutionise the torque coupling world dominated by universal joints and gear couplings. Tim Fryer found out more.


Sticking to multi-material assembly

As multi-material designs get increasingly passed over the preverbal wall for manufacture, the demand on adhesives with multiple curing mechanisms has increased. Here, Eureka reports on industry’s ...


Latest twist on composite connections

Back in 2012 Eureka covered in an interesting development in fastening technology called Rotite. Getting new technology adopted, particularly when it is primarily aimed at the aerospace and ...


Colouring stainless steel

Applying innovation to a mature market is never easy. However, one Shropshire based fastener start up did just that, and the results have been a colourful success.


Joining solutions moving fast

Joining materials in safety critical applications should not be underestimated. A fastener that costs a tiny fraction of the total bill of materials could have catastrophic, and expensive ...


Fastener production forges into the future

As fasteners become more complex, meeting the demands of futuristic designs that save weight and materials, component strength and productivity have become key considerations. Specifying a fastener, ...


One fix for the whole mix

Having a single fastening technology to deal with every material from metals to composites sounds like joined up thinking!


Instant fix with hidden costs

For a range of structural assembly applications, traditional fastening methods such as rivets, screws, welds and double-sided tapes offer manufacturers one major benefit: instant fixture. Liquid ...


An ideal weld

As the oil and gas sector moves to deeper waters and the tolerance of welds get ever tighter, alleviating problems during installation and operation is more important than ever. Justin Cunningham ...


Welding lighter materials

Welding is as old as manufacturing itself and had become the method of choice for joining metallic components until the environmental lobby required the increased use of lighter materials. Paul Gay ...







Pipe welding problems solved?

Global expenditure on pipeline construction and servicing is expected to reach $216billion over the next five years, with over 270,000km of extra pipeline expected to be installed. However, one of ...