The following considerations can help point the way toward application success.
April 1, 2019
Self-clinching fasteners—providing reusable load-bearing threads to accept mating hardware—offer ideal solutions for attachment applications in appliances where metal sheets may be too thin to be tapped or where extruded or stamped threads would be impractical.
What are the most challenging issues that pertain to white goods from the perspective of fastener assembly?
November 8, 2018
In the past, white goods were offered by the manufacturer and the customers, generally, had no design input. However, as the demand for customization increased and the competitive market expanded, manufacturing was under pressure to produce a smarter, more reliable and more attractive product.
One of the best things that you can do, both for the design of your product and the success of your business, is to make design choices that keep your assembly options open.
October 1, 2018
Two of the most popular methods for assembling plastic parts into finished products are adhesives and ultrasonic welding. But how can a manufacturer differentiate between these two options? What questions should product design and manufacturing teams ask when deciding why and when to select these assembly methods?
The key variables in assembly and joining operations continue to evolve rapidly.
June 1, 2017
Whether you’re choosing an assembly method for a newly developed product or reevaluating the effectiveness of a current assembly method in light of a change in product design, materials, or production mix, the thought process you’re undertaking is important.
Any fastener can perform well in the right application; the tricky part is selecting the right one for your intended use. For example, what materials do you need to bond? What is the size of the gap you need to fill? What temperatures and other environmental conditions will the bond face?
No matter which method is used, the goal is low production costs and a quality end product.
October 1, 2016
Design engineers consider a number of factors when deciding which joining method is best suited to a particular application. Each has pros and cons, and this article will look at some of the reasons behind the choices for one over the other.
In response to customer needs, micro fastening technology continues to advance.
November 3, 2015
When evaluating how best to attach components and assemblies in the world of compact consumer electronic devices—one of the fastest-growing categories of appliances—designers have had their work cut out for them.
Dozens of types and thousands of variations of self-clinching fasteners have been engineered over the years—and more are always on the horizon.
January 1, 2015
Every decision involving fastening and joining can impact the early stages of appliance design, affect the assembly process down the line, and influence the integrity and performance of appliances in service.