Machine Design - Fastening & Joining
Practical Aspects of Weld Fatigue
Todd Palmer, Engineering Group Leader, Taylor Machine Works In the last of this series, we look at some real-world cases of applying fatigue data to welded structures. read more
Quarter-Turn Fasteners Prevent Lost Hardware
D5 DZUS panel Line quarter-turn fasteners from Southco use flare-in studs with all the fastening hardware firmly attached. read more
The Basics of Threaded-Forming Fasteners for Plastics
Tips on getting the right screw for plastics read more
Stainless-Steel Spring Pins Withstand Corrosive Environments
The 316 Coiled Spring Pins, consisting of stainless steel, are designed for applications that work within highly corrosive environments. Their nickel and molybdenum content helps resist pitting when used in petrochemical-industry settings or when submerged in seawater. The pins come in metric ...
What's the Difference Between Resistance-Welded Fasteners and Arc-Welded Studs?
Welding is often used to permanently fasten two pieces of metal together. Screws and nuts are the most common welded fasteners, but pins and unthreaded studs are often used as locating or bearing surfaces rather than fasteners. read more
Demystifying Bolt Preload
For a bolted joint to perform properly, the bolt must be stretched. As the bolt stretches it draws closer to the nut member thus compressing whatever is between these two components. read more
Selecting Fasteners for Thin-Walled Joints
Engineers need to consider more than just strength when choosing the right fastener for joints only 1/8-in. thick or less. Engineers need to consider more than just strength when choosing the right fastener for a thin walled joint. They must also factor in easy assembly, vibrational resistance, and ...
Expanding Collet Chuck Clamps to Minor Diameter of Internal Spline
Staff The expanding Mandrel Collet Chuck is designed to clamp the minor diameter of an internal spline. This allows the user to machine the internal counter bore, the outside profile, and the face of the work piece. read more
How to Select the Proper Diameter and Duty of a Coiled Spring Pin
Sponsored by SPIROL This White Paper provides the fundamental guidelines for determining the optimum balance between strength and flexibility of the Coiled read more