Keep It Tight: Fastener Techniques
How screws become loose and measures to prevent them.
Fastener Techniques You Didn’t Know You Need
How screws become loose and the fastener techniques that prevent it.
Don’t Let a Little Fastener Become a Big Problem
PennEngineering self-clinching fasteners for stainless steel sheets
New patented microPEM TackPin Type T4 self-clinching fasteners have been introduced by PennEngineering as suitable hardware solutions for installation into stainless steel or higher-strength aluminum alloy sheets.
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.
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.
ASME B18 digital fastener catalog CADENAS PARTsolutions demonstration
ASME B18.24 digital fastener catalog demo features Jeff Abell…
World demand for industrial fasteners to approach US$83 billion in 2016
Global sales of industrial fasteners are expected to climb 5.2%…
Implant relies on unique fastener to gear up for baby boomer generation
As the first of the baby boomer generation turns…
High-strength adhesives are replacing mechanical fasteners for durable, low-cost bonds
With advances in structural adhesive formulations, designers in every…
Spring-loaded plunger assemblies uniquely designed panel fasteners
PEM Type PTL2 spring-loaded plunger assemblies from PennEngineering allow…
Surface mount and broaching fasteners
PEM surface mount and broaching fasteners designed specifically for…
Steely hook and loop fastener
Hook and loop fasteners have become commonplace features of…
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.
Fasteners for industrial safety
Southco offers clip-on receptacles for captive screws and quarter-turn…
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.
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.
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.
Soft material insert fasteners
Avdel Versa-Nut blind insert fastener
BLIND RIVET FASTENER
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.
FASTENER SEALING ELEMENT
The green-colored pre-applied Nyseal sealing element from Nylok Corp.…
Powder coatings for fasteners meet automotive specs
Nylok Corp. has expanded its scope of fastener protection…
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.
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.
Fastening Techniques for Plastic Housings
The ups and downs of fastening methods used to assemble plastic components.
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.
What you didn’t know about Slotted Pins
The Advantages of SPIROL Standard Slotted Pins vs ISO 8752 Slotted Pins.
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.
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.
SPONSORED: How the LOCTITE® Brand Was Born
The history, personality and magic of Henkel’s biggest brand.
Learn How the LOCTITE® Brand Was Born Whereas industrial…
Universal Robots launches UR+ application kits
Pre-tested “plug-and-produce” cobot kits integrate compatible components to address common applications.