Dynamic sealing solutions prevent fugitive emissions

Control and management of fugitive emissions is becoming even more important for safety compliance, spawning a host of novel sealing solutions. Eugene McCarthy reports

Dual purpose fastener

GESIPA Blind Riveting Systems provided design solution for a major supplier to the automotive industry

Sticking with it

Clever design and clever chemistry have helped to develop ways of fastening that could revolutionise the way that components are put together. Lou Reade reports

Anti-vandal swinghandle latches

Improved design incorporating Haptic principles for improved operation and feel

Keeping screws and bolts tight in every situation

ThreadLoc system is Arnold Umformtechnik's range of chemical and mechanical thread locking technologies

Creating repeatable consistent heat sink joints

As microchips continue to become more complex and faster the heat generated by them and how to effectively secure the heat sink so it dissipates the heat as efficiently as possible continues to be a design dilemma

Fastener coating protects against corrosion

Fasteners are essential in keeping machines running properly in harsh conditions; Bossard’s stainless steel fasteners exhibit no thread galling and ecosyn-lubric coating protects against corrosion

Coated fasteners components for wind units

For years wind energy has been the poster child for sustainable energy generation. Now Eastern Europe is catching up: in Romania the largest onshore wind park in Europe is currently taking shape

Self-clinching pilot pins

Provide hardware solutions suit positioning, alignment or pivot applications

Reinforced polyamide detent position hinges

Elsa's CFV may be mounted with either countersunk head or hex head screws

Adhesive for cold bonding in conveyor technology

ContiTech launches innovative adhesive; increased reliability and safety thanks to new one-component technology

Vehicle design develops with environmental pressure

The drive for more fuel efficient vehicles which retain a good level of performance has led to dramatic reductions in panel weight and a rethink of fastening techniques. Lawrence Large looks at some fabrication methods for lighter materials

Flexible system solution

Peter Kalkenings and Dr Gerhard Reusmann look at new lock bolts which offer a complete system of fastener, tool and assembly equipment

Clinch fasteners for thin-metal assemblies

Concealed-head allows the side of the sheet opposite installation to remain smooth and untouched

Adhesive tapes offer greater design freedom and reduced costs

With manufacturers under pressure to reduce costs, designers have to take a fresh look at joining methods. Jon Severn explains how and why adhesive tapes are increasingly used

Glass partition walls: more freedom in design through adhesive tapes

Christina Barg-Becker outlines how adhesive tapes provide a bonding solution for glass walls

Fixturing innovations boost productivity

With the economic recession slightly relinquishing its grip on production companies, for sub-contractors in the metal industry at least, challenges of a completely different kind are unfolding. Olavi Meriläinen reports

Washer faced wing nut

Suitable for industries such as electronics, electrical, automotive, food processing, plastics, metalworking

Quarter-turn fastener offers IP65 protection and enhanced security

A new quarter-turn spanner lock from FDB Panel Fittings is sealed to IP65 and benefits from a Fiat insert that requires the use of a special key

Fastest adhesive tapes ever over ice

The fastest skeleton athlete in the world wins Olympic gold on tapes from tesa





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