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TR Fastenings passes Kongsberg Automotive audit

20th October 2017
TR Kuhlmann, the German business of global fastenings manufacturer and distributor TR Fastenings has successfully completed an audit by leading vehicle parts provider Kongsberg Automotive (KA). The audit, the first automotive appraisal in TR Kuhlmann’s history, assessed the firm against the German VDA 6.3 standard, which looks at the quality of specific products and components. TR Kuhlmann achieve…

Safety-focused resins

19th October 2017
Ellsworth Adhesives Europe have announced the addition of two new safety-focused resins to its material range. Manufactured by Robnor ResinLab, GR100 and GR200 are completely free from hazard labelling, making them safest resins the formulator has ever made. GR100 is a two-part, low viscosity filling and jointing component, while GR200 is a cold curing elastomer, free from isocyanate or plasti…

New challenges for high performance spring in critical aerospace application

18th October 2017
William Hughes has been manufacturing precision, high specification springs for many years, and is well equipped to meet the exacting demands of the aerospace industry including its special requirements for materials, specifications, manufacturing tolerances, cleanliness and packaging. A recent example of a spring for a safety critical aerospace non-return valve presented new challenges to the …

New Medical Grade Epoxy Adhesive

17th October 2017
A new epoxy-based adhesive has been added to Panacol’s portfolio of medical grade adhesives. Structalit® 8801 is a biocompatible adhesive, which was specially designed for bonding temperature-sensitive substrates as it cures quickly at low temperatures. Structalit 8801 is a single component adhesive based on epoxy resin and due to its viscosity characteristics, it is perfectly suited as a potti…

Fixing cable protection securely but gently

16th October 2017
A hook and loop fastener and a special clamp are two new REIKU fastening systems, designed for different load levels, that quickly and reliably fixing cable protection systems to smooth, round robot arms without screw, flange or stop faces. In day-to-day practice, cables and lines are often fastened in a somewhat makeshift manner with cable ties to the round, smooth arms of ‘cobots’ (robots whi…

Mobile, powerful, energy efficient welding technology

13th October 2017
With its new stud welder, SOYER extends its wide range of welding equipment with a mobile and attractively priced SRM® welding inverter.  The 3-phase BMK-10i stud welder, from Heinz Soyer Bolzenschweisstechnik GmbH, offers a compact, powerful and highly energy-efficient design for mobile applications. With a welding power of 600 A and SRM® technology, this device enables precise, safe and spatt…

Certified quality from Dell’Era

12th October 2017
Based in Valmadrera, Italy, Dell’Era Ermanno e Figlio Srl has become a leading player in the production of cold forged screws – using advanced technology to meet the specific needs of the most qualified customers. Established in 1924, the company originally focused on producing mechanical parts for industrial machines (gears, pulleys, etc). The firm quickly introduced the production of metal bu…

The light at the end of the tunnel

11th October 2017
How TOGE brought the Nuremberg metro up to date Renovating an underground railway system without weeks of construction and chaos caused by delays and diversions was previously unheard of. That is, until a unique concrete bolt emerged in Nuremberg. The people of Nuremberg are proud of their underground system, which is among the most modern in Europe. The city, located in Bavaria, southern Germ…

Coatings for high-tech engineering

10th October 2017
By Mark Thurber, CEO at Maelstrom Chemical Technologies LLC In today’s world, the realm of personal electronic devices is highly competitive. This industry thrives on fast and furious innovation and requires the highest level of consistency achievable. Mobile phones, tablets, personal electronic devices and their use of high-tech engineering materials have brought with them a great need for spe…

Safe and approved throughout Europe

9th October 2017
BeA supplies staples of types 146, 155, 180, 200 and 246 with a European Technical Approval (ETA). The certified BeA fasteners have all the characteristics required for permanent fastening in wood and wooden materials in insulating panels, plasterboard and gypsum fibre boards. Through the ETA, the application range for staples used in long-term and continuous pull out load cases in timber const…