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UK manufacturing licenses held for TAPTITE and MORTORQ Super Products

Holding UK manufacturing licenses for TAPTITE and MORTORQ Super Products, Barton Cold-Form has over 80 years of history. Barton Cold-Form is a stalwart of the UK fastening industry and one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of bespoke critical fastenings and special cold forging.
27th March 2017

Concealed-head self-clinching studs provide permanent mating threads

Concealed-head self-clinching studs provide permanent mating threads
The concealed-head self-clinching studs and standoffs from Penn Engineering install permanently in thin metal assemblies to provide strong and reusable threads for mating hardware while preserving a smooth and unmarred appearance on the side of the sheet opposite installation. 
24th March 2017

What screw head type should I use?

What screw head type should I use?
  Managing Director at industrial threaded fastener specialists Challenge (Europe), Kevin Moorcroft has recently taken a look at the question; What screw head type should I use?
23rd March 2017


Full colour labels for detailed product information

Full colour labels for detailed product information
A new completely customisable and durable digitally printed product labels range is now on offer from Brady in full colour to communicate important detailed product, safety and compliance information. Full colour and complex printing Brady's new product labels are digitally printed in high resolution photo or multicolour quality for optimised communication of important product information with customers.
20th March 2017

Beware of the effects of counterfeit rolling bearings

Beware of the effects of counterfeit rolling bearings
A growing industry issue is counterfeit rolling bearings, as to the untrained eye, replica products are increasingly difficult to distinguish from genuine OEM bearings, which means that ever-more users are suffering from the consequences of using counterfeits. A case in point is highlighted at the Technical University of Dortmund (TU Dortmund), which was recently tasked with conducting research into enhancing the distillation process (the purification of liquids through repeated heating and cooling).
17th March 2017

Stainless steel hinges with an asymmetric design

Stainless steel hinges with an asymmetric design
  The new set of stainless steel hinges from FDB Panel Fittings, DIRAK 7200, offer the convenience of asymmetric design plus the vandal protection of a welded-in hinge pin.
17th March 2017

Toughest outdoor identification label now comes in silver

Toughest outdoor identification label now comes in silver
The top quality B-8591 identification label from Brady is now also available in a silver coating. Just like the white coated label, it can resist UV-light, weathering, fluids and abrasion. Both versions of the toughest outdoor identification label in the market to date keep equipment, vehicles, components and facilities clearly identified for up to 12 years.
16th March 2017

Detecting mercury with gold

Mercury is harmful even in small amounts. Detecting it currently requires expensive equipment. Researchers are working on a faster and cheaper alternative: a portable sensor that can perform a rapid analysis in the field. The key is finding something small and accurate enough to do the job.
16th March 2017

Threads on industrial screws and fasteners widely available

Threads on industrial screws and fasteners widely available
Common across a significant range of fastener products are metric thread forms, so much so, that for example an M5 thread is the same irrespective of the head type or screw style. There are fine thread, extra fine thread and constant pitch series, but if possible these are to be avoided as their stocked range is not as comprehensive as it is for more general coarse pitch threads.
14th March 2017

Roller pinion system now in corrosion-resistant stainless steel

Roller pinion system now in corrosion-resistant stainless steel
  A stainless steel version of the patented precision roller pinion system RPS has been introduced by Nexen Group. The RPS engages two teeth simultaneously to achieve accuracy with zero backlash at any length. The system is quiet and efficient.
14th March 2017


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MACH 2018
9th April 2018
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham