Fastener Industry News

Fastener News Archive

High performance structural adhesive

12th December 2017
Robnor ResinLab has announced the launch of PX628D, a two-part toughened epoxy adhesive for structural bonding. PX628D offers high-strength and adhesion to many substrates including aluminium, copper, brass, stainless steel and even certain plastics such as ABS. It is a non-slump epoxy paste adhesive capable of gap filling, with an MPa of 26 on stainless steel and a handling time of about 6-8 hou…

tesa continues to support successful British Skeleton team

11th December 2017
This year’s season has got off to a great start, with Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold kicking things off with bronze in the opening World Cup race in Lake Placid. tesa, a global market leader in the manufacturer and supply of adhesive tapes, has been providing its tesa® 4651 tape for many years to optimise the performance of the sleds used by the British Skeleton team. Athletes competing in th…

Highly flexible cured silicone offers low thermal resistance

8th December 2017
Master Bond MasterSil 151TC was developed to improve thermal management for electronic assemblies in bonding and gap filling applications. This 100% solid silicone compound features a thermal conductivity of 10-12 BTU•in/ft²•hr•°F [1.44-1.73 W/(m•K)] and superior electrical insulation properties. Volume resistivity is >1014 ohm-cm. “This two component, room temperature curing formulation con…

Strafford finishes strong with TR support

7th December 2017
Ryan Strafford, a Superbikes racer who counts TR Fastenings as one of his sponsors, has had an incredible 2017 season on the track, finishing in an impressive second place overall in the Golden Era superbikes category. Over 34 races, Ryan racked up 12 wins, 17 second places, 4 third places and only had one race where he didn’t finish on the podium. Ryan’s RS Racing team finished every race and …

Ultrasonic bolt load measuring equipment

6th December 2017
Joint integrity specialist Hydratight has introduced advanced electronic bolt load monitoring equipment for use on any critical bolted application. The BoltScope Ultra is a handheld device that monitors and displays elongation, stress and load on fasteners. Hydratight has provided the system for use in oil and gas, nuclear, wind and power generation industries. However, it can support any appli…

Moulded-In inserts for plastics

5th December 2017
SPIROL has introduced a high-performance line of Moulded-In inserts for plastics manufactured from aluminium. The design of the Series 60 Blind-End and Series 61 Through-Hole inserts consists of axial grooves to maximise torque resistance, balanced with radial undercuts to achieve high-pull out force. These Moulded-In inserts are designed to be placed in the mould cavity prior to plastic injection…

Reduction in nitrogen emissions with urea systems from NORMA Group

4th December 2017
NORMA Group supplies 150,000 urea transport systems (UTS) each year to a leading Chinese truck manufacturer. The heated plastic pipes for urea injection are produced at the Chinese site in Qingdao and will be installed in around 50,000 vehicles from 2017 until at least 2022. The exhaust gas standard ‘China 6’ enters into force in China in 2020. In order to comply with the strict threshold values…

Wiha simplifies bit selection

1st December 2017
Bit selection has never been so easy and quick – with the Wiha bit concept a quick glance at the screw is enough. Bit selection has never been easier, faster, more intuitive and ‘impact perfect’ for users. The subdivision of the Wiha bit range in just three colour-coded categories is set to radically simplify selection. All Wiha bits are now also perfectly suitable both for normal screwdriving …

CONTROLRIV: Indispensable to keep work under control

30th November 2017
The Italian Rivit’s CONTROLRIV is the system that helps monitor rivet nuts and blind rivets assembling operations. The system is connected to the riveting tools, and according to the predetermined settings made by the operator, the work of the tool is monitored in real time in order to avoid mistakes and deactivations. The results are improved productivity, higher standard of work and reduced w…

Wave springs provide great flexibility in tight spaces

29th November 2017
Wave springs can be the perfect solution when spring space is limited. A wave spring provides the same effect as a spiral or compression spring but with half of the spring height. Now the Lesjöfors Group has invested in developing the concept. Wave springs have been on the market for quite some time. The spring product has the same force as a spiral or compression springs, but only need half th…