Fasteners http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8230/more en Direct Tension HuckBolts vs. Vibration http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/direct-tension-huckbolts-vs-vibration <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Alcoa </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How are HuckBolts different from other bolts and nuts? What gives a HuckBolt the highest degree of vibration resistance? How are HuckBolt</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/direct-tension-huckbolts-vs-vibration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/direct-tension-huckbolts-vs-vibration#comments Design FAQs Fasteners Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:46:00 +0000 45111 at http://machinedesign.com Technical Considerations For The Selection Of Retaining Rings http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/technical-considerations-selection-retaining-rings <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Rotor Clip </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Design engineers are challenged daily to come up with economical designs that reduce weight, size, raw materials, and labor. This competitive mandate affects every facet of the</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/technical-considerations-selection-retaining-rings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/technical-considerations-selection-retaining-rings#comments White Papers Fasteners Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:15:00 +0000 40641 at http://machinedesign.com Corrosion-Resistant Fasteners http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/corrosion-resistant-fasteners <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/06/Alcoa-HuckGuard-Coating.gif" style="width: 300px; height: 281px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />HuckGuard is a zinc-rich basecoat with an organic topcoat that pretreats fasteners from corrosion. The coating lets the company&rsquo;s HuckBolts and collars sustain up to 1,000 hr of salt-spray testing &mdash; with no painting &mdash; while those only coated with zinc handle only 100 hr. While HuckBolts have always had a zinc coating, the fastener collars have always been the weak point because of the swaging process.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/corrosion-resistant-fasteners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/corrosion-resistant-fasteners#comments Fasteners Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:18:00 +0000 38601 at http://machinedesign.com Self-Clinching Standoffs for Ultrathin Stainless Steel http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/self-clinching-standoffs-ultrathin-stainless-steel <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Type TSO4 self-clinching stainless-steel standoffs are designed for stacking or spacing components to or from ultrathin stainless-steel panels.&nbsp; The specially hardened fasteners permanently install into stainless-steel sheets as thin as 0.025 in./0.63 mm with only a single mating screw required for final component attachment.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/self-clinching-standoffs-ultrathin-stainless-steel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/self-clinching-standoffs-ultrathin-stainless-steel#comments Fasteners Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:11:00 +0000 38581 at http://machinedesign.com Quick-release shaft collar secures components on shafts http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/quick-release-shaft-collar-secures-components-shafts <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It can be difficult for technicians to keep tools and reels secured on smooth shafts. That&rsquo;s the major reason designers at <a href="http://www.amacoil.com" target="_blank"><strong>Amacoil,</strong> </a>Aston. Pa., designed EasyLock shaft collars. They hold items on shafts and install quickly without special tools on smooth, case-hardened (Rockwell 55 or higher) shafts.</p> <p>The collar&rsquo;s holding force can be manually adjusted from 90 to 1,124 lb. And a quick-release feature makes frequent changeovers easy, which reduces downtime.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/quick-release-shaft-collar-secures-components-shafts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/quick-release-shaft-collar-secures-components-shafts#comments Fasteners Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:40:00 +0000 36141 at http://machinedesign.com Product Spotlight: Fasteners & Adhesives http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/product-spotlight-fasteners-adhesives <div class="node-body gallery-body">Product Spotlight: Fasteners & Adhesives</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/product-spotlight-fasteners-adhesives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/product-spotlight-fasteners-adhesives#comments Adhesives Fasteners Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:13:00 +0000 35551 at http://machinedesign.com Preventing Ring Failures Due To Rotational Movement In Wind Turbine Gear Boxes http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/preventing-ring-failures-due-rotational-movement-wind-turbine-gear-boxes <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by RotorClip </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article discusses causes of gearbox failures as it relates to retaining rings and the associated bearing</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/preventing-ring-failures-due-rotational-movement-wind-turbine-gear-boxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/preventing-ring-failures-due-rotational-movement-wind-turbine-gear-boxes#comments Bearings White Papers Fasteners Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:36:00 +0000 35371 at http://machinedesign.com Calculating Endplay Take-Up For Beveled Retaining Rings http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/calculating-endplay-take-beveled-retaining-rings-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by RotorClip </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The article discusses how beveled retaining rings are the obvious choice in high speed production over shims and washers. The article is</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/calculating-endplay-take-beveled-retaining-rings-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/calculating-endplay-take-beveled-retaining-rings-0#comments White Papers Fasteners Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:31:00 +0000 35361 at http://machinedesign.com Fatigue in welded-steel structures http://machinedesign.com/metals/fatigue-welded-steel-structures <div class="field-byline"> Todd Palmer, Engineering Group Leader, Taylor Machine Works, Louisville, Miss. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here are some basic principles and methods for predicting the durability of welded structures that bear fluctuating loads. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For engineers who design welded-steel structures subject to dynamic loading, fatigue life is normally a top priority. Whether welding together a few relatively simple parts or fabricating large, complex structures, weld fatigue is likely to be the most-common failure mode if the part or structure is subjected to fluctuating stresses.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/fatigue-welded-steel-structures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/fatigue-welded-steel-structures#comments Fasteners Metals Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:38:00 +0000 35151 at http://machinedesign.com Blind rivet bolt combines screw and nut for faster assembly http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/blind-rivet-bolt-combines-screw-and-nut-faster-assembly <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/03/%28SM-WhatsInside-16%29.jpg" style="width: 375px; height: 613px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />The Leankeasy blind rivet bolt from <a href="http://www.clufix.com" target="_blank"><strong>Clufix,</strong> </a>Cluses, France, crimps the nut as a screw is turned to lock two metal sheets or plastic parts together. This makes installation a one-step process and only a single fastening component is needed. Installation requires no special equipment.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/blind-rivet-bolt-combines-screw-and-nut-faster-assembly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/blind-rivet-bolt-combines-screw-and-nut-faster-assembly#comments Fasteners Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:17:00 +0000 35141 at http://machinedesign.com