Fasteners http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8230/more en Demystifying Bolt Preload http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/demystifying-bolt-preload <div class="node-body article-body">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. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/demystifying-bolt-preload" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/demystifying-bolt-preload#comments Fasteners Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:15:00 +0000 47791 at http://machinedesign.com Selecting Fasteners for Thin-Walled Joints http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/selecting-fasteners-thin-walled-joints <div class="field-deck"> Engineers need to consider more than just strength when choosing the right fastener for joints only 1/8-in. thick or less. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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 maintenance </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/selecting-fasteners-thin-walled-joints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/selecting-fasteners-thin-walled-joints#comments Basics of Design Fasteners Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:01:00 +0000 47371 at http://machinedesign.com Expanding Collet Chuck Clamps to Minor Diameter of Internal Spline http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/expanding-collet-chuck-clamps-minor-diameter-internal-spline <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/expanding-collet-chuck-clamps-minor-diameter-internal-spline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/expanding-collet-chuck-clamps-minor-diameter-internal-spline#comments Products Fasteners Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:31:00 +0000 47241 at http://machinedesign.com How to Properly Mate Compression Limiters and Threaded Inserts in Plastic Assemblies http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/how-properly-mate-compression-limiters-and-threaded-inserts-plastic-assemblies <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by SPIROL </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/how-properly-mate-compression-limiters-and-threaded-inserts-plastic-assemblies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/how-properly-mate-compression-limiters-and-threaded-inserts-plastic-assemblies#comments White Papers Fasteners Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:30:00 +0000 46651 at http://machinedesign.com How to Properly Pin a Shaft and Hub Assembly http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/how-properly-pin-shaft-and-hub-assembly <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by SPIROL </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This informative White Paper provides essential design guidelines to achieve the maximum strength of a pinned system and prevent damage </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/how-properly-pin-shaft-and-hub-assembly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/how-properly-pin-shaft-and-hub-assembly#comments White Papers Fasteners Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:26:00 +0000 46641 at http://machinedesign.com How to Select the Proper Diameter and Duty of a Coiled Spring Pin http://machinedesign.com/white-papers/how-select-proper-diameter-and-duty-coiled-spring-pin <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by SPIROL </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This White Paper provides the fundamental guidelines for determining the optimum balance between strength and flexibility of the Coiled </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/white-papers/how-select-proper-diameter-and-duty-coiled-spring-pin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/white-papers/how-select-proper-diameter-and-duty-coiled-spring-pin#comments White Papers Fasteners Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:22:00 +0000 46631 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, 19 Feb 2015 20:26:00 +0000 46551 at http://machinedesign.com Stainless Steel Now an Option for Quarter-Turn Fasteners http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/stainless-steel-now-option-quarter-turn-fasteners <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The <a href="http://www.southco.com/">Southco</a> DZUS D8 PANEX range of quarter-turn fasteners has been expanded to include stainless-steel fasteners that have the same ease for installation as the standard models, but offer vibration-resistant fastening and resistance to heat and corrosion for outdoor applications.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/stainless-steel-now-option-quarter-turn-fasteners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/stainless-steel-now-option-quarter-turn-fasteners#comments Fasteners Thu, 05 Feb 2015 22:27:00 +0000 46031 at http://machinedesign.com When Wire Feedthroughs Make Sense http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/when-wire-feedthroughs-make-sense <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Douglas Electrical Components </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers who work with pressure and vacuum chambers usually reach for off-the-shelf sealed bulkhead connectors when they need to pass power and signal wires through the chamber wall. And while these connectors may seem like the</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/when-wire-feedthroughs-make-sense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/when-wire-feedthroughs-make-sense#comments White Papers Fasteners Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:52:00 +0000 45681 at http://machinedesign.com Sealed Sensor Assembly Gets A Reliability Boost http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/sealed-sensor-assembly-gets-reliability-boost <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Douglas Electrical </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Traditionally hermetically sealed wire feedthroughs are the best way to incorporate sensors and sensing electronics into a pressure or vacuum chamber. However, there is another lesser-known way: you can instead hermetically</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/sealed-sensor-assembly-gets-reliability-boost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/sealed-sensor-assembly-gets-reliability-boost#comments White Papers Fasteners Sensors Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:46:00 +0000 45671 at http://machinedesign.com