Fastening & Joining

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Fast curing matrix resin

Henkel’s LOCTITE MAX 2 composite matrix resin for resin transfer moulding (RTM) processes is extremely fast curing, ensuring more economic processes and improved throughput.


Delta Couplings for mobile plant applications

Huco Dynatork has become the UK distributor of Delta flywheel couplings from Guardian Couplings. The Delta range is designed to deliver smooth power transmission, with reduced noise and vibration, ...


One-Touch away from simplicity

Wixroyd has unveiled a tool free fastening solution: ‘One Touch’ fasteners work on a simple combination of pin-and-receptacle to attach fixtures, plates, machine covers and more, joining components ...



Problem solving by design

Spirolox Retaining Rings in their various different forms, solve problems for design engineers in many applications and numerous industry sectors. TFC Product Manager Simon Ward answers some typical ...




Simple one touch fastening

Wixroyd has released the One Touch tool free fastening solution that work on a combination of pin-and-receptacle to attach fixtures, plates, machine covers and more, joining components with moderate ...


DIN standard ball screws can be custom made

NSK has developed a series of standard ball screws that fully conform to the DIN international standard. Potential applications for these ball screws include machine tools, automotive manufacturing ...



Fast cure potting silicone

LOCTITE has released LOCTITE Si 5611, an alkoxy silicone that is claimed to bring gap filling and sealing capacity, durability and resistance to humidity and UV radiation to electronic component ...




One-component acrylic adhesive for industrial use

Toyochem has launched a BPS CQ line of one-component, solvent-based acrylic adhesives under its Oribain series of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs). The new adhesive is suitable for industrial ...


Thermal management in electronic systems

Techsil have introduced two thermally conductive, pressure sensitive adhesive tapes, Stokvis 202331 (0.5mm thick) and 202332 (0.8mm thick). The tapes consist of an acrylic adhesive and are said to ...


Quick snap installation

Helukabel has released the Helutop Easy cable gland, featuring a patented spring/snap system allowing for quick and easy installation in hard-to-reach areas and in no-access spaces where locknuts ...


Welding in the dark side

Designers who are not just involved in the materials technology around welding, but also like a bit of hands on practice, might be interested in a new welding helmet from ESAB Welding & Cutting ...


Power behind the weld

Because welding applications vary, Sif has developed the SifWeld range to include power sources that can meet various needs and requirements including higher energy efficiency to keep running costs ...


Bonding tape for automotive mounting applications

Tesa has added the ACXplus Black Line to its range of bonding tapes. The tape has been introduced primarily for attachment part mounting applications in the automotive sector, such as bumpers, side ...



Aqueous PSA for medical applications

The Oribain EXK14-346 series of water-based acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) has been announced by Toyochem, a subsidiary of the Toyo Ink Group. There is a significant need for skin-safe ...


'Flared cone' brings enhanced safety

A breakthrough in high integrity tube connection technology offering instrumentation system designers and installers performance and time-saving advantages is available from Parker Hannifin.


New threadlocking sticks from Loctite

The self-loosening of threaded fasteners is a leading cause of catastrophic failure in industrial machinery, so maintaining appropriate clamping forces is an important element in their effectiveness. ...


Spinning clinch bolts enable quick attachment

PEM spinning clinch bolts for use in thin metal sheets introduce one-piece captive screw solutions whose controlled clinching action during installation permanently captivates the screw while ...