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Customizing Content Center Fastener names in Inventor

They may be technically accurate but fastener names in Autodesk Inventor’s Content Center browser aren’t exactly catchy. Here’s how to change the display name.

January 7, 2015  

New microPEM TackScrew fasteners for compact electronics

New microPEM TackScrew fasteners from PennEngineering integrate proven self-clinching technology for permanent sheet-to-sheet attachment while also incorporating a unique thread-like feature to allow fastener removal when necessary.

November 19, 2014  

ASME B18 digital fastener catalog CADENAS PARTsolutions demonstration

ASME B18.24 digital fastener catalog demo features Jeff Abell

July 29, 2013  

World demand for industrial fasteners to approach US$83 billion in 2016

Global sales of industrial fasteners are expected to climb 5.2%

March 4, 2013  

Implant relies on unique fastener to gear up for baby boomer generation

As the first of the baby boomer generation turns

July 20, 2011  

High-strength adhesives are replacing mechanical fasteners for durable, low-cost bonds

With advances in structural adhesive formulations, designers in every

June 28, 2011  

Spring-loaded plunger assemblies uniquely designed panel fasteners

PEM Type PTL2 spring-loaded plunger assemblies from PennEngineering allow

June 28, 2011  

Surface mount and broaching fasteners

PEM surface mount and broaching fasteners designed specifically for

November 14, 2010  

Steely hook and loop fastener

Hook and loop fasteners have become commonplace features of

April 8, 2010  

Steely hook and loop fastener takes on tough applications

Hook and loop fasteners have become commonplace features of both industry and households. However, they have one snag: they are too weak for many applications. Hook and loop fasteners made of spring steel have now been developed at the Institute of Metal Forming and Casting of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen. These fasteners are resistant to chemicals and can withstand a tensile load of up to 35 tonnes per square meter at temperatures as high as 800°C.

April 5, 2010  

Fasteners for industrial safety

Southco offers clip-on receptacles for captive screws and quarter-turn

June 4, 2009  

Aerospace fastener distributor lands in Calgary

Toronto-based Interfast Inc. is establishing a distribution facility in Calgary in response to strong demand from the aviation industry.

April 6, 2009  

Adhesive locks/seals fasteners on food processing equipment

For use on threaded fasteners located on food- and beverage-processing equipment, Henkel Corporation has introduced Loctite 2046, a medium strength, removable two-part anaerobic threadlocker that fully complies with the U.S. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and with all applicable food additive regulations including 21 C.F.R. 175.300.

March 27, 2009  

Floating access fasteners compensate for thread misalignment

PEM floating access hardware introduced by PennEngineering include a captive screw assembly for permanent installation into panels of any hardness with the capability to compensate for up to .060 in./1.52 mm mating thread misalignment. The licensed MAThread anti cross-threading screw technology adds value by correcting off-angle installations and reliably aligning components. The floating panel fasteners (Type PF11MW with knurled cap and Type PF12MW with smooth cap) enable subsequent access to an assembly.

September 11, 2008  

Soft material insert fasteners

Avdel Versa-Nut blind insert fastener

January 29, 2008  


The Hucklok blind rivet fastener, a structural rivet from Alcoa Fastening Systems, offers a quarter-inch grip range, allowing the product to join assemblies from 1/8 to 7/8 in. thick. The fastener’s footprint, or "bulb", spreads the load over a broad area. The wider grip range is due to the shear ring. After the maximum clamp has been achieved from minimum to maximum grip, the shear ring breaks free from the pin and settles into the appropriate catch groove. The clamp is consistent through the grip range.

January 19, 2007  


The green-colored pre-applied Nyseal sealing element from Nylok Corp.

June 19, 2006  

Powder coatings for fasteners meet automotive specs

Nylok Corp. has expanded its scope of fastener protection

September 20, 2005  

Fastener hold patch

Both threaded and unthreaded fasteners can be temporarily held in place during transport, fabrication or assembly with the patented NYSTAY locating patch from Nylok Corp.

August 30, 2004  

Fastener quality stainless wire

Carpenter Technology Corp. has introduced 302HQ-SFQ stainless heading wire, said to provide all the properties needed for standard fastener quality (SFQ) material at what the company describes as a value price.

June 12, 2004  

Fastening Techniques for Plastic Housings

The ups and downs of fastening methods used to assemble plastic components.

Brought to you by   SPIROL

Stop Overdesigning: How to Save Time and Money with a Light-Duty Retaining Ring

For light loads, light-duty retaining rings may be more cost-efficient than snap rings.

Brought to you by   Smalley

What you didn’t know about Slotted Pins

The Advantages of SPIROL Standard Slotted Pins vs ISO 8752 Slotted Pins.

Brought to you by   SPIROL

303 vs 304 vs 316 Stainless Steel: What’s the Difference?

An overview of stainless steel grades in terms of strength, corrosion resistance, and heat resistance.

Brought to you by   Mitsumi

The most commonly asked questions about SLIC Pins

Pivot Point answers frequent inquiries, from custom sizing to unit cost, about self-locking implanted cotter pins.

Brought to you by   Pivot Point

SPONSORED: How the LOCTITE® Brand Was Born

The history, personality and magic of Henkel’s biggest brand.

November 2, 2020  


Learn How the LOCTITE® Brand Was Born Whereas industrial

June 23, 2020  

Universal Robots launches UR+ application kits

Pre-tested “plug-and-produce” cobot kits integrate compatible components to address common applications.

March 15, 2020