Fastening & Bonding

Technical Articles

An overview of the surface measurement industry in the UK

An overview of the surface measurement industry in the UK

Earlier this year, adhesives specialist Intertronics acquired Dyne Testing, a supplier of surface measurement products. Here Peter Swanson, (PS) Managing Director of Intertronics, sits down with Alison Fox (AF), Brand Manager of Dyne Testing, to discuss trends in the UK's surface measurement market.

13th June 2024

How to develop an LED UV curing process

How to develop an LED UV curing process

Device manufacturers bonding medical plastics can benefit from the process speed and control offered by UV curing adhesives. To build an accurate and repeatable new process, all process variables need to be understood, so they can be eliminated or kept within acceptable tolerances. Here Peter Swanson, Managing Director of Intertronics, explains how manufacturers can achieve a reliable and repeatable UV curing adhesive process.

25th April 2024

Potting compound selection for LED assembly

Potting compound selection for LED assembly

Depending on an application’s needs, there are numerous potting compounds available, with formulations offering properties including being low density/lightweight, flame retardant, flexible, optically clear, and thermally conductive. It can be challenging to know which material to specify, given the different chemistries, properties, and processing requirements. Kevin Brownsill, head of technical: learning and development at Intertronics, shares insight on potting compound selection for an LED assembly.

7th February 2024

What types of retained fastenings can I use for fixed guards?

What types of retained fastenings can I use for fixed guards?

You may have heard or read something about particular types of fastenings being required for securing machine guards in position. Derek Coulson, machinery safety consultant at Safe Machine, looks at the requirement for fixed guards to be attached with retained fastenings, and unravel what exactly that means, and lists some of the suppliers that offer various different types of retained fastening.

30th January 2024

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