Screwdriving and Riveting Assembly

Fastening: Assembly With Press-In Fasteners

April 28, 2011
Several types of threaded fasteners are installed not with a power tool, but a press. Self-clinching nuts, threaded inserts and similar fasteners are pressed into thin, soft or otherwise fragile materials to provide strong threads for mating hardware.

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Web Extra: Plastic Fasteners for Assembly

April 25, 2011
Durable plastic fasteners are recommended for assemblies where metal fasteners would be either too heavy for the component or too abrasive for the component material. Printed circuit boards are a common application.
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Fastening: Going With the Flow

March 31, 2011
Automakers are often the driving force behind the latest product and process innovations in assembly. Case in point: European automakers have been using flow drilling screws since 1996 to assemble body panels and chassis made of aluminum and thin materials-which continue to gain favor to make cars lighter.
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Fastening: Teaching Torque

February 22, 2011
A tool manufacturer partners with technical colleges to teach assemblers and maintenance personnel how to apply torque to threaded fasteners.
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Automated Screwdriving: What's New

January 31, 2011
In today’s economy, manufacturers must find ways to assemble more product with less labor. As a result, they are increasingly using fully and semiautomatic screwdriving equipment to boost productivity and improve quality.
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The Simple Appeal of Self-Piercing Riveting

December 23, 2010
Unlike conventional riveting, self-piercing technology does not require a predrilled hole. Rather, the rivet makes its own hole as it is being inserted. 
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Fastening: The Truth About TORQUE and TENSION

September 1, 2001
There's a common misconception about the relationship between torque, tension and friction when a threaded fastener is tightened. This article presents a new way of thinking about the relationship between these variables.
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