Joining materials can be a major stumbling block in some designs
Palmtops are given a new purpose in life as inexpensive instrumentation
The dangers of detached tyres are evident when you see pile-ups in Formula One
For some unknown reason, some machine operators will 'sabotage' the machinery they are using to make their life that little bit easier
Fastening composites with metal screws means joining materials with different thermal expansion coefficients, and different mechanical and corrosion properties.
The clamp, one of the most ubiquitous pieces of engineering hardware, has been around in many guises since the dawn of engineering.
Some of the more commonly used techniques that prevent nuts and bolts from coming undone
Claimed by the inventor to be the world's first and only self-biting lock nut
Novel ways of quickly and inexpensively bonding substances that are normally hard to join
Direct measurement of bolt clamping force is much better than monitoring torque.
How a colourless dye could revolutionise the welding of plastics
How advanced materials could deliver a massive improvement in internal combustion engine efficiency
Advances in technology and technique have taken arc welding into the high precision arena
Advances in cold forming allow high precision components to be made from stainless steel in one shot
Aluminium alloys and metal matrix composites can be joined without loss of shear strength.