Fasteners en An Introduction to Lean Bolting <div class="field-byline"> Christopher Bunai, Stress Indicators, Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Learn how to eliminate the seven bolting wastes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how to eliminate the seven bolting wastes.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fasteners Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:29:00 +0000 64841 at Honoring the Best in Powder Metallurgy <div class="node-body gallery-body">Advances in powder metallurgy (PM) are growing and these designs are leading the way while challenging how some think of PM parts. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technologies Fasteners Metals Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:33:00 +0000 64531 at Calculating the Hidden Loads in Fasteners Near Edges <div class="node-body article-body">Fasteners installed near the ends or edges of load-carrying members often have hidden loads greater than the actual applied load.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basics of Design Fasteners Wed, 06 Jul 2016 20:54:00 +0000 64221 at A Quick Look at Steels Used for Fasteners <div class="field-byline"> David Zimmermann, Pivot Point Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fasteners are often made of steel, but there are many different types of steel. Here are the steels most commonly used...</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fasteners Metals Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:37:00 +0000 64091 at What’s the Difference Between Bearing, Shear, and Tear-Out Stress? <div class="node-body article-body">Here is a short introduction into bearing, shear, and tear-out stresses in bolted joints and how complex they can be. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> What's the Difference Between... Bearings Fasteners Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:56:00 +0000 63921 at What’s the Difference Between Lug-centric and Hub-centric Wheels? <div class="field-byline"> Charles C. Roberts, Jr. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are two commonly used ways to fasten wheels to a hub: lug-centric and hub-centric. Learn how to tell them apart.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive What's the Difference Between... Fasteners Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:55:00 +0000 63011 at Force Calculations for Bolted Joints <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Bolted joints are often tightened to 75% to 80% of bolt proof load. This amount of tightening, a rule of thumb, is suitable for many joints, but in some cases, external tensile loads can reduce bolt clamping force to zero. </p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fasteners Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:36:00 +0000 62381 at Variables for Bolt Design <div class="node-body article-body">Here’s a list of variables used to define the characteristics of bolts and used in formulae and equations describing bolts and their behavior in joints. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technologies Fasteners Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:05:00 +0000 62991 at New Screws Cut Weight When Joining Parts and Sheets of Metals <div class="field-byline"> Laurence Claus </div> <div class="field-deck"> The FDS self-piercing, self-extruding, self-thread-forming screw saves weight on cars and trucks, including the F-150 Ford truck. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It is said that for every 100 lb of weight removed from a vehicle, its mpg improves by an average of 1% to 2%. This is critical...</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Contributing Technical Experts Fasteners Thu, 26 May 2016 15:55:00 +0000 62581 at Self-Clinching Nuts Leave Minimal Footprint on Ultra-Thin Stainless Steel <div class="node-body article-body">SMPP self-clinching nuts serve especially well in stainless-steel assemblies that have limited space for hardware attachments. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> What's Inside? Fasteners Tue, 24 May 2016 16:45:00 +0000 62361 at