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  • Joining in the world of lightweighting

    20 Apr 2021

    Light-weighting no longer means simply moving from steel to aluminium or magnesium. Today’s light-weighted products need structural materials that are lighter still. Wafer-thin sheets of metal, composite materials with glass or carbon fibre, and hybrid structures are the materials that designers increasingly work with. Joining these materials together in ways that meet the design specification can present challenges. Some materials…

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  • Global manufacturing needs global support. 

    13 Apr 2021

    At bigHead we find that global projects increasingly follow a familiar pattern; design and development in Europe where costs are high, transition to China for volume production.  Such global manufacturing is complex, requiring not just the accurate transfer of knowledge and expertise but the management of different cultures and expectations. As part of the Bossard Group, bigHead is well placed to ensure that…

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  • Joining in Car Body Engineering 2021

    29 Mar 2021

    We are looking forward to presenting bigHead Lean Bonding at ‘Joining in Car Body Engineering 2021  –Detroit meets Bad Neuheim’, 19-22nd April. We will be presenting an exciting Lean Bonding update – Lean Bonding PP – together with Powdertech Surface Science.  Joining technology is at the centre of technical discussions as the automotive industry transforms and embraces advanced mixed material concepts. Both the US and European conferences will take place virtually, forming an all-virtual Automotive Circle Joining in…

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