Thread forming screws are a great way to combat a problem that many of us know all too well: loosening fasteners. Loosening fasteners is a problem that arises on all sorts of products and applications. There can be many causes behind loosening fasteners. (more…)
It can be difficult to decide which bulge control technology (BCT) is right for each particular application. There are many different mechanics that can be considered for use. Evaluating important factors like materials involved, size and tensile forces will help you select the best bulge control fastener for your product. (more…)
On May 6 you will have the opportunity to learn more about Bossard and expand your knowledge surrounding issues affecting productivity involving fastener technology.
Bossard’s annual open house “Innovations in Fastening Technology” will offer the opportunity to learn about new trends and ideas going on in the fastening technology industry. Take this opportunity to learn, meet peers and network with many Fortune 500 companies. (more…)
Hydrogen embrittlement has been a problem for decades and should not be taken lightly since it mechanically degrades a range of different structural materials. Even though it has been a problem for more than 100 years, many uncertainties are still present surrounding this issue. We’ve compiled the most recent information on what hydrogen embrittlement is to help you understand how it can affect your fasteners. (more…)
Galling is the seizing or abrading of threads due to rubbing over time. Often different kinds of fasteners, such as those made of stainless steel, aluminum and titanium are most likely to be subject to galling when tightened. While it is important to know how to recognize and stop galling once it occurs, what is even more important during the manufacturing process is the initial prevention. If the correct steps are taken from the beginning, you may lower the risk of galling from the get go. (more…)
Rust can harm the appearance and surface value of an item, but it can also do major damage if it is not discovered and prevented from the beginning. Don’t let corrosion result in the failure of your product. Whether it leads to unhappy customers or a major structural issue in a building, it is important to know what corrosion is and the basics of preventing different types of corrosion. (more…)