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Advanced materials benefit fastener manufacturers

There has been a trend in recent years of using unconventional materials on conventional parts and components. Whether it is to remove weight, offer superior performance, allow performance in ...

Quick access fasteners turn heads

Three years ago, inventor of the quarter turn quick access fastener, Dzus Fasteners, developed the D8. The fastener incorporates an advanced and unique manufacturing technology using a rolled cam ...

Snap fit and vibration-free for BMW

Justin Cunningham reports on how demountable, vibration-free fasteners ensure that the mirrors on BMW motorcycles give drivers the steadiest view ever.

Fast fastening

Tom Shelley reports on fastening and joining components for motorsport and other demanding applications.

The sticking point

Eureka's Joining & Fastening Round Table event concluded that much greater knowledge and consideration of joining techniques is needed.

A design for end of life

Ever-increasing regulation and new thinking about end of life are putting pressures on design. Tom Shelley reports on the different approaches to these problems.

Large fasteners tightened for wind

Bolting large pieces of cylindrical equipment together can be a problematic task as any misalignment in the joint or variation in bolt torque can lead to premature failure.

Getting The Right Fit

There is more to the common fastener than meets the eye, Justin Cunningham talks to the experts and hears about the latest innovations…

Bevel gear latch offers 12mm compression

A compression latch uses a bevel gear for actuation so as to achieve more compression at low torque while ensuring strength and durability. A roller at the end of the cam minimises scrape damage to ...

Joined together

Delegates at the Joining Technologies Design Day learnt about lots of new techniques in joining – and the best way to pull their fingers apart after a superglue accident. Lou Reade reports

Dispensing with keys and keyways

Bushings made up of split sleeves and locknuts do away with keys and keyways and associated maintenance problems on a mine type ride for a European theme park

Joining in

Advances in bonding, welding, joining and fastening will be explained in greater depth at Eureka’s ‘Joining Technologies’ Design Day next month

Captive fastener snaps to it

Dirak has brought out a captive fastener that uses its D-Snap technology to allow it to be installed in a moment in suitably stamped cut-outs