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 […]
Companies dedicated to the production of plastic products have long realized that this is an industry with explosive growth. However, simply stating that the plastics industry is growing is a somewhat simplistic view of what is happening. In reality, if analyzed correctly, this growth is actually moving into a whole new direction, that of the […]
Like the computer, plastic, an invention of the 20th century, has changed our lives forever. The plastics industry has helped improve healthcare, fuel efficiency, technology and many other industries we have covered here. But what about agriculture? Plastic Innovations Today, modern agriculture relies heavily on the use of plastic materials and products in its various […]
The wrong plastic fastener can make or break your new product sales. Choosing the wrong fastener results in your losing time and money on your prototype or product manufacturing process. A fastener can crack, creep, deform, fade or break – and this can cause your entire product to fail. So when you want to make […]
Plastic and plastic composite fasteners have become a cornerstone of industry applications requiring technological innovation. Read about the primary benefits of plastic non metallic fasteners, and their uses within manufacturing.
Plastics are in increasing demand within electrical and electronic equipment manufacturing.
The plastic screw and fastener industry has seen unprecedented growth due to the current need to meet automotive lightweighting innovation.
In a world where customer satisfaction takes precedence above all else, where competition gets tougher as each day passes, a seemingly little detail like picking the correct faster can play a huge role in the success of any product. The wrong fastener can have severe consequences on the quality of your product, and in a […]
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 […]
“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 […]