bigHead® Fasteners for Carbon Fiber and Composite Materials

What are bonded fasteners?

Fastners

bigHead® threaded bolts, threaded stand-offs, pins, nails and nuts as universal tear- and extraction resistant connections impress with the simplicity of their installation and their suitability for high strength applications. Made of stainless and galvanized steel, they are ideal for invisible application in plastic materials, fiber composites, wood or laminates. Multiple variants offer universal and intelligent solutions which are used in automotive and ship building, furniture production, mechanical engineering and many other industries.

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Challenge

Challenge

For molded parts made of plastic, GRP, carbon fibre and other composite materials it is difficult to provide a mechanical fixing which is reliable and high strength. It is also difficult to find a fastening system that is versatile and simplifies product assembly.

 

Solution

bigHead® fasteners are reliable and very secure and can be either surface bonded with adhesive or embedded in the molded part. Thus, sturdy attachment or fixing points are established that cannot break or be pulled out, so they are highly suitable for all kind of composite and lightweight applications. bigHeads® are used for prefab parts for truck cabs, cars, caravans, mobile homes, ship interior fittings, air transport containers, furniture and shop fittings, street signs, machine covers, decorative cassettes, lighting fixtures etc.

Advantages of bigHead® bonded fasteners:

  • Ideal for fiber composites, fiberglass, carbon fiber, SMC, BMC and other molding compounds, foam plastics, elastomers, rubbers, laminated timber, triple corrugated cardboard
  • Easy and time-saving
  • Highly versatile
  • Surface bonded with adhesive or fully embedded
  • Fasteners with threaded bolts can be provided with protective polyethylene covers for dirt-proof processing

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