Fasteners http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8230/more en 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 Retaining rings keep parts in place http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/retaining-rings-keep-parts-place <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/03/%28SM-WhatsInside%29.jpg" style="width: 375px; height: 545px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />Spirolox retaining rings from the <a href="http://www.smalley.com" target="_blank"><strong>Smalley Steel Ring Co.,</strong> </a>Lake Zurich, Ill., serve as removable shoulders on shafts (external) or inside bores (internal) to keep components in place. Spirolox rings can be adjusted to add more or less thrust capacity by changing the ring&rsquo;s thickness.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/retaining-rings-keep-parts-place" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/retaining-rings-keep-parts-place#comments Fasteners Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:12:00 +0000 35131 at http://machinedesign.com