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Sensors & Instrumentation Live

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/09/2019 - 26/09/2019

Sensors & Instrumentation Live will celebrate its 10 year anniversary in 2019 and the UK’s (more)

PPMA Show 2019

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

01/10/2019 - 03/10/2019

The UK’s largest ever event in the processing and packaging sector calendar. With over 350 exhibitors (more)

Advanced Engineering 2019

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

30/10/2019 - 31/10/2019

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

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How to choose a screw drive
Anyone regularly using simple slotted drive screws – with a traditional straight bladed screwdriver, will be aware of its shortcomings, and with a power driver then even more so. The old-style slotted drive will “cam-out” easily, is almost impossible to centre and if the tool or (more...)
Challenge Ind Fasteners
Keeping the finishing line in sight
The Sydney Opera House turned out to be one of the most disastrous construction projects in history, running vastly over time and budget. Here Kevin Cook of Intertronics gives his top tips for ensuring a prototype can be turned into an efficiently manufactured product. Designed by Danish architect (more...)
When is a screw not a screw? When it’s a coated fastener
The latest technological innovations reach a wide variety of industries and components, even revolutionising the humble screw. Many industries now require that fasteners have increased strength, resistance to extreme temperatures, smoother surfaces and lower friction. Essentra Components (more...)
Light curing adhesives
Design engineers will earn the gratitude of their production engineering colleagues if they can specify or allow for a light curing adhesive. Light curing adhesives can provide very significant performance and process advantages. “Designing-In Light Curing Adhesives” offers some (more...)
Choosing a structural adhesive
There is no such thing as a perfect adhesive, but it’s important to select the most appropriate for your application. Here Peter Swanson of Intertronics shares some tips for choosing an adhesive. Forward planning is crucial, whether baking a cake, building a house or going travelling. When (more...)
Plastic versus metal fasteners
Here the experts from Essentra Components compare plastic and metal fasteners, and explain why the plastic option can often be a better choice. Metal is the most common material used to create fastening solutions, however plastic fasteners offer a different and often more appropriate set of (more...)
Increased capability in automated dispensing
To give manufacturers access to the latest in automated liquid dispensing technology, Intertronics is introducing the next generation of modular Fisnar F4000 Advance series robots. The new series comprises the most extensive range of robots in the industry. This enables manufacturers to specify a (more...)
Gesipa goes Industry 4.0 with iBird Pro tool
Gesipa has extended its Bird Pro series with a networked battery-powered setting tool, the iBird Pro. This device has been particularly designed for integration into IoT/Industry 4.0 and lean production environments. The iBird Pro tool can be connected to the iBird Pro App on up to three devices (more...)
Sub-miniature shotbolt is just 7mm in diameter
Magnet Schultz has announced a new tiny electromagnetically-actuated shotbolt lock with enclosure dimensions of 7mm in diameter and less than 21mm in length. This is the company’s smallest solenoid-based electric locking component to date. With its sub-miniature dimensions, the new (more...)
To gall or not to gall
One of the most common problems that occur when tightening fasteners is ‘galling’. While galled fasteners will certainly not be loose, the related joint won’t be properly tensioned and can fail from fatigue when put under service loads. As a result, the equipment may be affected, (more...)
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