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  • Improved technology for making bonding fasteners for composites

    09 Nov 2022

    bigHead has just installed £1M worth of brand new, state-of-the-art machinery, custom made for us by Expert Technologies Group. We worked with Expert to improve the quality of the technology we use to make our bonding fasteners for composites, meaning that we can reduce the time spent on extra-machining and secondary operations. We anticipate a 30-40% increase in productivity, hence…

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  • bigHead research on composite panel fastening featured in FAST magazine

    13 Sep 2022

    Lawrence Cook and Oli le Marquand-Brown, our development engineers, are now based at the Innovation Centre in Cranfield Technology Park.  During summer 2022,  Will Dalrymple, editor of FAST magazine, visited the new premises and spoke at length to Lawrence and Oli. The resulting feature article delves into the reasons for and huge benefits gained through our R&D facility being located…

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  • BigHead Development Team now based at Cranfield Technology Park

    24 Aug 2022

    bigHead Bonding Fasteners is pleased to have secured a base for its composite fastening solutions development team within Cranfield University Technology Park, home to nearly 60 science, technology and knowledge-based businesses. Lawrence Cook and Oli le Marquand Brown now occupy an office within the Innovation Centre, a stone’s throw from the University’s Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre. bigHead has a…

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  • New tool eliminates secondary fixing processes for SMC panel fastening

    05 Jul 2022

    Fastening SMC panels:  As part of our R&D partnership with Cranfield University, we have produced a demonstration mould tool that shows how bigHeads can be embedded into that trickiest of materials and processes, sheet moulding compound (SMC), without any ingress of resin into the fixing.  Furthermore, our embedding solution is a one-step process that removes the need for any secondary…

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  • Solutions and latest innovations for composite material fastening challenges.

    23 May 2022

    The value of talking to industry colleagues face to face was made very apparent at JEC World 2022. Virtual meetings and conferences have been a life-line during recent times but the ability to demonstrate new techniques and let people have a ‘hands-on’experience is invaluable. Thank you to everyone who visited our stand. We gained such a lot from all of…

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