To not damage lightweight plastics, fasteners such as screws and studs can require additional components called plastic joining inserts.
To combat heavy, sustained vibration in a threaded fastener assembly, you need a thread locker. Learn more here.
In the world of furniture craftsmanship, fasteners serve the purpose of connecting separate materials together, but have their own set of functional requirements. We’ll introduce a few functional categories.
Selecting Hose Clamps – how to specify and select hose clamps with a Step-by-Step Process
In this article, we’ll review the role of ‘tightness’ – that is, clamping force and torque measurement – in selecting bolted fasteners.
Bent Bolts are an entire family of bolting fasteners, designed with bends and sweeps in their profiles.
Do you ever see a fastener that doesn’t fit sizing templates for ANSI or ASME threads? Chances are you’re looking at British Fasteners.
So nuts to loosen and bolts don’t fall out, designers add a retention feature to the fastener – creating what are called retention fasteners.
A retention fastener solves attachment applications where the design intent is simply to keep two separate materials joined or positioned in a specific arrangement. Retention fasteners can be broken down into two main categories: pin-style and clip-style. Both pins and clips function on the basis of providing a shear barrier to materials sliding out of […]
The fit and function of threaded fasteners is a complex topic, and rightfully so. Screw threads are one of engineering’s most fundamental joining methods, and regardless of the application, we expect threads to hold materials together tightly without failure. One of the metrics used to set the strength and reliability of a thread is its […]