Category Archives: Plastic Manufacturing

Focus on Automotive Lightweighting Spurs Innovation


automotive lightweighting with plastic

Image thanks to Sarah Harman  The plastic screw and fastener industry has seen unprecedented growth due to the current need to meet automotive lightweighting innovation. Lightweighting. It is a concern for everyone in the automobile industry. The focus is of every participant in the industry is to build cars that are lighter, and in turn […]

It’s all in the little details: Choosing the right fastener for your product


Visit Kickstarter on any given day, and you’ll see close to three to four thousand projects. A t least a few hundred of them are product design or manufacturing related. And it is this that shows us that startup companies are changing the world in unusual, exciting and groundbreaking ways. Many of these life changing […]

After the Design process: Building your first 3D Prototype Using Plastic Fasteners


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“Fasten your seat belts, we are experiencing some turbulence as we move through this cloud cluster,” the pilot announced while I was on a flight back from an Ansys conference in Pennsylvania last month. The lady next to me leaned over and said, “ I never really understand what that means.” It was her puzzlement that reminded […]

A Screw is No Longer Just a Screw: Coated Fasteners


Coated Fasteners

A Screw is No Longer Just a Screw: Coated Fasteners bring technology to the lowly fastener Cutting edge technology  reaches much further than you can ever imagine, touching even the lowly and rather mundane screw. And  many industries now require that fasteners have increased strength, and better resistance to extreme temperatures, that they help create smooth […]

Fiber Reinforced Plastic Versus Traditional Materials


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Steel, aluminum, and timber have long been the go-to materials when it comes to building, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything we can do to improve on these classic building materials. But fiber reinforced plastic? When you think of plastic water bottles, clothing hangers, and children’s toys, durability isn’t likely to come to mind. […]