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Bighead awarded KTP fastener funding

Bighead Bonding Fasteners has been awarded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funding with Cranfield University that will strengthen and expand its capabilities for fastening solutions related to the emerging demand in high-volume manufacture of lightweight composite components for the automotive industry.

The Innovate-UK part-funded Government scheme is a three-way partnership that includes the appointment of a high-quality engineering graduate to implement project work as a KTP Associate within Bighead, with close support from Cranfield’s Composites Centre. The Centre specialises in researching and teaching composite manufacturing and hybrid composite-metallic joining techniques. 

Bighead already works closely with many major automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, and has developed new assembly techniques to precision-fix bigHeads to CFRP panels using specialist dry adhesives which have the potential to be scaled from prototyping and small scale production to fully automated, volume production. The company also has experience in directly embedding bigHeads into other types of high volume composites.

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