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What is the load-transfer factor and why does it matter? | Fastener Engineering

When using hydraulic bolt tensioners to induce a controlled preload into a bolted joint, several key factors including the load transfer factor require consideration and examination.(...) via What is the load-transfer factor and why does it matter? ... [Read More]

Imperial versus metric fasteners in one chart | Fastener Engineering

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between imperial and metric fasteners? Mudge Fasteners has the comparisons and calculations covered in one chart. The company has more than 40 years of experience in providing stainless steel fasteners ... [Read More]

What is self-piercing riveting? | Fastener Engineering

Self-piercing riveting (SPR) is a way of joining sheet materials using a rivet that clinches the sheets as it is pressed into them. Unlike conventional riveting, no hole is required, making it a rapid single-step process.(...) via What is self-pie... [Read More]

What is the difference between self-tapping and self-drilling screws? | Fastener Engineering

Screws that have particularly sharp threads that can carve into material are often referred to as “self-drilling screws.” However, there is a distinction worth making when working with these types of screws, which can make a significant differ... [Read More]

What STAFDA Employers Look For | Global Fastener News

Participants at the Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association’s NextGen Networking luncheon received advice from business executives.(...) via What STAFDA Employers Look For | Global Fastener News [Read More]

Holding it together | Fastener + Fixing Magazine

By Ian Parker, freelancer, ianfliesrussian@aol.com Last July, the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Although the Apollo Moon missions went on beyond that, to Apollo 17 in December 1972 (Apollo 18 was an Earth ... [Read More]

Three methods for quality assurance during bonding | Fastener + Fixing Technology

For a bonding project to be a success, the adhesive must harden into a material capable of bearing the forces involved throughout the entire lifetime of the product. To achieve a good quality bonded joint, the designer can consider the substrates, ... [Read More]

145 years of innovative metal forming solutions | Fastener + Fixing Magazine

In 1874 National Machinery began with a workforce of just ten. In 2019, the company celebrates its 145th anniversary and has grown to include sales offices, manufacturing facilities, and service centres in 16 different countries worldwide.(...) via ... [Read More]

Speed of serial fixing with manual precision and safety | Fastener + Fixing Magazine

By Magdalena Grzelak, chief communication manager at RawlplugWhat determines the final quality of every investment is the precision and diligence with which each stage of works is performed at the construction site.(...) via Speed of serial fixing ... [Read More]

How to minimize the effects of vibration on fasteners | Fastener Engineering

How to ensure fasteners remain tightly sealed in applications that are prone to vibration is a question engineers frequently attempt to solve. Eventually, vibration loosens fasteners by creating relative motion between the threads. Loose fasteners ... [Read More]