Fasteners http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8230/more en 4 Tips for Stronger Blind-Rivet Joints http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/4-tips-stronger-blind-rivet-joints-0 <div class="node-body article-body">When using blind rivets in product design, engineers need to pay close attention to these four over-arching rules.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/4-tips-stronger-blind-rivet-joints-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/4-tips-stronger-blind-rivet-joints-0#comments Fasteners Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:23:00 +0000 56651 at http://machinedesign.com A Gallery of Self-Tapping Screws http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/gallery-self-tapping-screws <div class="node-body gallery-body">Self-tapping screws are usually drilled into pre-made holes (pilot holes) in metals, such as zinc, aluminum, and bronze and its alloys, as well as plastics and resin-impregnated plywood. Here are 15 that you should know. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/gallery-self-tapping-screws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/gallery-self-tapping-screws#comments Fasteners Gallery Fri, 15 Jan 2016 21:33:00 +0000 55481 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Edge-Bonded Shims and Laminated Shims? http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/what-s-difference-between-edge-bonded-shims-and-laminated-shims <div class="field-byline"> Christie Jones, Spirol International Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Precision shims compensate for tolerance mismatches and tolerance buildup between mating components.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/what-s-difference-between-edge-bonded-shims-and-laminated-shims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/what-s-difference-between-edge-bonded-shims-and-laminated-shims#comments What's the Difference Between... Fasteners Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:48:00 +0000 54631 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (12/14-12/21) http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-1214-1221 <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week's product roundup showcases mini high-torque gear units, "smart motors", PLCs with Ethernet connectivity, and rugged temperature sensors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-1214-1221" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-1214-1221#comments Products Controllers Fasteners Motors/Drives Temperature Sensors Gallery Thu, 17 Dec 2015 22:04:00 +0000 54291 at http://machinedesign.com Tamper-Proof Fasteners http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/tamper-proof-fasteners <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Tamper-resistant or security fasteners are often used to prevent unauthorized entry. They are often non-removable or require a special tool to remove them. Higher-quality tamper-proof fasteners have hardened heads, making it difficult to form a new drive slot with a file.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/tamper-proof-fasteners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/tamper-proof-fasteners#comments Fasteners Gallery Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:21:00 +0000 53601 at http://machinedesign.com Avoiding Corrosion on Fasteners http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/avoiding-corrosion-fasteners <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A major cause of failures in metal fasteners is electrochemical corrosion (rust), or so-called galvanic action. Engineers and designers alike can greatly reduce this type of corrosion by specifying fasteners made of the proper materials or with the right coatings.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/avoiding-corrosion-fasteners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/avoiding-corrosion-fasteners#comments Fasteners Metals Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:24:00 +0000 53531 at http://machinedesign.com Why Is My Face Seal Leaking? http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/why-my-face-seal-leaking <div class="node-body article-body">Leaking face seals often show telltale contact patterns that help identify the cause of the leaks. Here are some common signs of face-seal problems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/why-my-face-seal-leaking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/why-my-face-seal-leaking#comments Fasteners Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:16:00 +0000 53241 at http://machinedesign.com How to Tailor Electronic Locks to Your Applications http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/how-tailor-electronic-locks-your-applications <div class="field-byline"> Steve Spatig, Southco Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Electronic locks can control access to rooms and storage facilities based on user or time of day, as well as document who goes in and out. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electronic locks can control access to rooms and storage facilities based on user or time of day, as well as document who goes in and out.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/how-tailor-electronic-locks-your-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/how-tailor-electronic-locks-your-applications#comments Fasteners Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20:54:00 +0000 53011 at http://machinedesign.com Technical Considerations For The Selection Of Retaining Rings http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/technical-considerations-selection-retaining-rings-0 <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 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/technical-considerations-selection-retaining-rings-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/technical-considerations-selection-retaining-rings-0#comments White Papers Fasteners Thu, 22 Oct 2015 19:26:00 +0000 46551 at http://machinedesign.com A Gallery of Head Styles for Screws and Bolts http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/gallery-head-styles-screws-and-bolts-0 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p class="Instructions" style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Bolts and screws can be outfitted with a variety of different head styles. Which style an engineer specifies depends on several factors: the type of driving or installation equipment used, the type of joint load, and the external appearance desired.<o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/gallery-head-styles-screws-and-bolts-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/gallery-head-styles-screws-and-bolts-0#comments Fasteners Gallery Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:59:00 +0000 52901 at http://machinedesign.com