When it comes to automotive assembly, sometimes a one-solution-fits-all approach is the best one. Just ask the designers and assemblers at Local Motors, an American motor vehicle company located in Phoenix.
In Europe, the electric bicycle market is booming. For every bike on the road, one in three is an e-bike. The United States is starting to see more e-bikes on the market and currently has more than 350,000 in circulation.
Lubricity is more than a just a cool word. It is the slipperiness needed on a fastener to achieve controlled torque during assembly. A wide variety of lubricants are specifically designed for this purpose, ranging from beeswax polish and anti-seize grease, to silicone spray.
SANFORD, FL—Hernon Manufacturing, a supplier of adhesives, sealants and dispensing equipment, will begin construction next month on a new building expansion. When complete, the new building will be 160 percent of the size of the current facility.
ROCKY HILL, CT—Henkel Corp. has updated the Loctite Adhesive Sourcebook for 2014 to include the latest adhesive, sealant, lubricant, coating, dispensing and curing technologies. Available in print and online, the book is a comprehensive 212-page reference that features more than 1,500 products for manufacturing and maintenance.
Increasingly, designers of both these aircraft and ground transportation vehicles-such as cars, trucks, buses, trains, subways and light rail-are using innovative adhesives in place of traditional fasteners to withstand harsh environments.