Fasteners http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8230/more en An Introduction to Lean Bolting http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/introduction-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="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/introduction-lean-bolting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/introduction-lean-bolting#comments Fasteners Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:29:00 +0000 64841 at http://machinedesign.com Honoring the Best in Powder Metallurgy http://machinedesign.com/metals/honoring-best-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="http://machinedesign.com/metals/honoring-best-powder-metallurgy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/honoring-best-powder-metallurgy#comments Technologies Fasteners Metals Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:33:00 +0000 64531 at http://machinedesign.com Calculating the Hidden Loads in Fasteners Near Edges http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/calculating-hidden-loads-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="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/calculating-hidden-loads-fasteners-near-edges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/calculating-hidden-loads-fasteners-near-edges#comments Basics of Design Fasteners Wed, 06 Jul 2016 20:54:00 +0000 64221 at http://machinedesign.com A Quick Look at Steels Used for Fasteners http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/quick-look-steels-used-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="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/quick-look-steels-used-fasteners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/quick-look-steels-used-fasteners#comments Fasteners Metals Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:37:00 +0000 64091 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Bearing, Shear, and Tear-Out Stress? http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/what-s-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="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/what-s-difference-between-bearing-shear-and-tear-out-stress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/what-s-difference-between-bearing-shear-and-tear-out-stress#comments What's the Difference Between... Bearings Fasteners Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:56:00 +0000 63921 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Lug-centric and Hub-centric Wheels? http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/what-s-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="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/what-s-difference-between-lug-centric-and-hub-centric-wheels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/what-s-difference-between-lug-centric-and-hub-centric-wheels#comments Automotive What's the Difference Between... Fasteners Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:55:00 +0000 63011 at http://machinedesign.com Force Calculations for Bolted Joints http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/force-calculations-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="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/force-calculations-bolted-joints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/force-calculations-bolted-joints#comments Fasteners Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:36:00 +0000 62381 at http://machinedesign.com Variables for Bolt Design http://machinedesign.com/technologies/variables-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="http://machinedesign.com/technologies/variables-bolt-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/technologies/variables-bolt-design#comments Technologies Fasteners Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:05:00 +0000 62991 at http://machinedesign.com New Screws Cut Weight When Joining Parts and Sheets of Metals http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/new-screws-cut-weight-when-joining-parts-and-sheets-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="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/new-screws-cut-weight-when-joining-parts-and-sheets-metals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/new-screws-cut-weight-when-joining-parts-and-sheets-metals#comments Automotive Contributing Technical Experts Fasteners Thu, 26 May 2016 15:55:00 +0000 62581 at http://machinedesign.com Self-Clinching Nuts Leave Minimal Footprint on Ultra-Thin Stainless Steel http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/self-clinching-nuts-leave-minimal-footprint-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="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/self-clinching-nuts-leave-minimal-footprint-ultra-thin-stainless-steel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/self-clinching-nuts-leave-minimal-footprint-ultra-thin-stainless-steel#comments What's Inside? Fasteners Tue, 24 May 2016 16:45:00 +0000 62361 at http://machinedesign.com