Rapid wire bonders for rapid increase in demand
High-speed solutions used for manufacture of Orpheus E-band transceiver modules
Mixed reality technology investment pays off
Remote working era breathes new life into collaboration on physical equipment and products
Articulating the advantages of adhesive tape
For constructing commercial trailers, one increasingly popular solution to bodybuilding productivity challenges is the use of modern high-performance double-sided adhesive tapes. According to tesa, bonding with tape offers several advantages in comparison to the use of mechanical fasteners and liquid adhesives
Fastener on track to effect cost saving
When the design team at a train operator needed to replace worn or damaged seats quickly, cleanly and quietly it turned to a solution from Bollhoff
Ultrasonic welding lightens new Kamiq
Telsonic ultrasonic welding has been leading the way with light weight joining on the new Skoda Kamiq
Hybrid fastening on Morgan Plus Six
Morgan’s Plus 6 sports car combines old-school charm with 21st Century fastening technology and performance
Five day machine repair reduced to 8 hours
The use of an engineering adhesive to secure bearings into housings or onto shafts has many merits, says Henkel
Sound idea for microphone manufacturer
Aston Microphones managed to combine pleasing aesthetics with practicality when it specified a bespoke design of Smalley Crest-to-Crest® type Wave Spring from TFC. picks up the story
Optically clear epoxy is a work of art
Anthony Scala is an award-winning glass artist specialising in sculpture work. His early training in architectural model-making has evolved into a career working with cold glass to make precise, prismatic shapes which blend art and science into stunning geometric pieces, thanks in part to bonding expertise and products from Intertronics
Explosion-proof special inserts
When a customer experienced fastening problems in a potentially explosive environment, Tappex Thread Inserts produced a specially modified Hi-Mould insert
Threadlocker resolves quality challenge
HUOT is a century-old French company that specialises in the manufacture of pipe fittings and components for drinking water supply. The adhesive that the manufacturer had been using to seal its threaded products was causing quality issues, in that once it was cured, it became brittle. As a result, the seal would break if the fitting was accidentally dropped or suffered a relatively minor impact, for example when the fitting was thrown into a steel storage box
Bonding improved, blooming eliminated
When the manufacturer of wearable electronic devices experienced challenges, including unsightly blooming as a result of its assembly processes, it turned to Intertronics for a solution
Levelling foot design saves time and cost
Bax Metaal is a manufacturer of bedframes and has established a reputation for both its product quality and turnround time for customers. Essentra Components has been involved in the design of a part that has saved Bax Metaal both time and money
Coatings expertise to automate the aerospace industry
Oxford-based specialist Intertronics has contributed to a high-precision, bespoke Automated Masking system for a customer in the aerospace sector
Essentra Components cuts customer assembly time
The French company Conceptole specialises in the design and manufacture of standardised and custom metal parts and assemblies, and Essentra Components has just helped them save on their assembly costs
Threadlocker makes light work of solar panels
Solar panels are obviously exposed to a variety of weather conditions, with wind sometimes causing enough vibration for the panel mounting bolts to loosen over time. Further, differential thermal expansion and contraction can also cause the loosening of threaded fasteners, and a recent example of an operator overcoming the possibility of this loss of joint integrity has emerged from Japan
Retaining ring has a bearing on robotics success
When a manufacturer of miniature robotic systems was faced with a problem trying to introduce pre-loading of some miniature bearings in an exoskeleton application, TFC had the answer
Metal bonding solution for Ford Components
When Ford Component Manufacturing needed a quick, simple and practical assembly solution for one of its laminated metal shim pack products, Oxford-based Intertronics had the solution