(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
Angular roller bearings and ball bearings in an assembly typically require preloading in order to maintain a minimum designed axial force in the assembly. This minimum force is called the bearing... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
In recent years, the tendency throughout the manufacturing industry has been to explore the use of new materials in order to reduce weight and process cost, or provide solutions where more traditional... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
The fastener is as important when automating as the automation equipment itself. Choosing the right fastener may prevent exorbitant machine and fixture costs, decrease set-up and cycle times, as well... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
The Coiled Pin's tucked seam will allow smooth, interference-free rotation of hinge/axle components in the vast majority of assemblies.... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
For the optimum long term performance of your hinge it is necessary to observe some simple design guidelines. The use of a coiled spring pin will simplify design as you no longer need to build in... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
Corrosion of stainless and carbon steel are very different. This paper will provide information regarding general attack or surface corrosion as this is often a primary consideration when selecting... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
Even though the application requirements do not justify it, fasteners used in medical devices are usually specified as extremely tightly toleranced parts. In addition, due to the unfamiliarity of the... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
This informative document analyzes the differences between heat and ultrasonic installation of Threaded Inserts into plastic assemblies. In addition to detailing the advantages and disadvantages of... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
Press fit pins are retained in an assembly by the frictional forces between the pin and its mating host component. These forces are a product of the coefficient of friction between the mating... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
Fasteners are usually the smallest, least expensive components within an assembly. Even though fasteners usually hold the entire assembly together, they are often overlooked until the end of the... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
To select the most cost-effective alignment component, Design Engineers must focus on required positional tolerances, cost of secondary operations (reaming/honing holes), overall assembly weight,... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Hardware)
From this Article:
Shim tooling costs are one of the quickest ways to drive a prototype or short-run production project over budget. SPIROL has several manufacturing methods that eliminate or greatly reduce tooling... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
There are two primary types of hinges: 1) a free fit hinge has little to no friction or drag when the latch or handle is rotated. Hinge components are "free" to rotate independent of one another, and... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
In any assembled component there are three ways to reduce the overall cost of the assembly: reduce the cost of the individual components, reduce component preparation cost, and reduce the cost to... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
The weakest sections of many plastic part designs are the joints and assembly points. During screw assembly of mating components, the screw has to be tightened with sufficient torque to produce the... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
When proper design guidelines are followed, companies can take advantage of the many benefits that Spring Pins offer. They significantly reduce the total cost of the assembly, lower insertion forces... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
In applications where the mating component is also plastic, a Compression Limiter is necessary to avoid the creep or stress relaxation in the mating component from reducing the frictional load in the... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
In any assembled component there are two ways to reduce the overall cost of the assembly: reduce the cost of the individual components or reduce the cost to assemble the components. The Coiled Pin is... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
Assemblies made of plastic or other soft materials often rely on threaded metal inserts to secure fasteners and reinforce joints. Though stainless steel may be appropriate for use in some applications... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
What is the real cost of a component? When sourcing a fastener this is often taken as the one that costs less. However, it is not that simple and it has been a question that SPIROL has answered for... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
Coiled pin design is such that, diameter will be within specification over a minimum of 270° of the circumference. This design characteristic ensures that diameter at the seam will remain equal to, or... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
It has been traditionally thought that passivation is the standard method of cleaning stainless steel; when in fact passivation is not a cleaning process at all. The passivation process removes any... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
It is often quicker and less expensive to use a shim, a thin piece of metal or composite, to level a machine tool or make components fit together, than grinding and machining to make the same... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
A "Spring Pin" is appropriately named by its ability to flex into a hole that is smaller than the pin's original (pre-installed) outside diameter. A Spring Pin's tendency to return to its original... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
There has been a bit of confusion and concern regarding two requirements that have recently become enforced policies; RoHS and DFARS (The Berry Amendment). These two policies may confuse some, but for... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
When installing Coiled Spring Pins, it is important that the installation tool, often called a "quill", is large enough to cover the entire end of the Coiled Pin. The quill should be sized such that... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
From this Article:
An attempt is made to analyze strain and stress of different types of pins in more detail than the conventional consideration of the shear strength offers. The analysis reveals that there are cases in... (View Full Article)
(Material Handling Equipment)
From this Article:
The past century has been witness to unprecedented changes in industrial manufacturing technology. Advancements in materials, methods, and control systems have led to higher quality, tighter... (View Full Article)