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Find Coefficient of Friction (And more!) with Fastener Testing from Bossard

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Whether your products are used in systems that are common or critical, you want to ensure that they meet the high standards of your target market. Bossard can help with 14 state of the art testing labs on three continents that boast ISO/IEC 17025 certification. Our services reward you with high quality at minimal risk.

Our facilities can take charge of the following wide range of fastener tests on your products.

  • Tensile Testing and Compression Strength Testing is a standard procedure that can determine yield point, tensile strength, elongation fracture, and other mechanical characteristics.
  • Hardness Tests / Hardness Profile Measurements rely primarily on measure indentations to test mechanical properties such as case hardness, hardness profile, surface hardness, and core hardness.
  • Friction Coefficient Testing / Torsion Testing can find the coefficient of friction to determine the clamping force and tightening torque. We recommend this test to ensure that screws are tightened in the correct order.
  • Whether at our laboratories or at your location, Torque Analysis uses your original working pieces, which are made of plastic and metals, to determine the tightening torque of your application.
  • Coating Thickness Measurement measures the thickness of the required protective coating by using X-rays and a coating thickness gauge.
  • Spectral Analysis identifies materials and ensures quality control of semi-finished and finished products.
  • Fastening Optimization helps you to choose the right fastener for your application to minimize costs in the supply chain and during production and assembly. We can also deliver the optimum specifications for your fastener.
  • Loosening Analysis examines the bolted joint to determine the right clamping force when subject to different vibrations, forces to transmit, and temperatures of use. It can determine the best way to secure the joint based on the fastener and its function.
  • Corrosion Analysis looks at how corrosion can affect fasteners and other components. We help you choose reliable countermeasures for reducing or removing corrosion from the wide array of corrosion protection systems.
  • Salt Spray Test is a standardized test for evaluating corrosion protection. It determines how different anti-corrosion coatings react on test pieces that are sprayed with a saline solution in the test chamber.
  • Ultra-Sonic Preload Measuring looks at the preloads that are generated when a screw is tightened. Because measuring the preload/clamping force is not easy, we use a special ultra-sonic measuring device that can evaluate how a change in screw length affects preload.
  • Failure Analysis determines the root cause of failures and the best ways to prevent them. Among possible reasons are change of friction conditions, too much or too little tightening, loss of preload due to setting, and corrosion.,
  • Joint Design Calculation, which is based on the MDESIGN tool, enables us to recommend the best design and assembly based on calculations of contact surface pressure, variation of friction, assembly method, and different expansion coefficients of fasteners and other components.

To find out more about how any of our tests can help make quality assurance more reliable and improve the design and assembly of your products, please contact us today at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com.

 

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Fasteners for Electric Vehicle Body in White Design

Fasteners for Electric Vehicle Body In White Design

When you’re looking for the right fasteners to use with electrical vehicles, trust Bossard to deliver smart solutions. We understand that your customers are focused on social responsibility, environmental concerns, and sustainable CO2 balance. We can help you choose the fasteners that make your products competitive now and in the future.

Why Bossard?

Relying on our expertise rewards you with several advantages:

We act as your one-stop shop with over a million fastening solutions, control elements, and electric assembly accessories. If you’re looking for a specific fastener for EV development, you’ll find it at Bossard.

Our many years of market experience in the EV sector has produced many successful projects and long-standing relationships with innovative partners.

The quality of our suppliers is backed by test laboratories with ISO-IEC 17025 certification in 10 countries around the world.

One size does not fit all with us. We tailor our solutions to your individual requirements.

Through Smart Factory Logistics, you can focus on your core expertise while we fully automate the logistics behind B- and C-part management and make them more transparent.

When you need assistance in developing products, you can consult our Expert Design service to help you choose the right fasteners and materials from the beginning. We can also assist with prototypes and small series.

Body in White Fasteners

Body in White (BIW), which is the main frame of the vehicle that has been joined together using different types of joining processes. The attachment to this structure has many different demands and will usually require high-strength fasteners that are corrosion resistant and are easy to assemble and disassemble. To meet those requirements, we offer the following types of fasteners:

Weld Nuts & Studs

Through welding, metal fasteners such as weld studs, weld pins, and threaded studs and weld nuts are joined to another metal object through an arc at the speed of lightning. The process can be highly automated and depending on the type of welding it can only requires access to one side of the material.

PEM® Large Diameter Clinching

Hardened clinch fasteners increase thread strength and produce clean assemblies. The fasteners can either be installed In-DIE during the forming process or offline using a C-Frame. There are no thermal stresses even with the high resistance to push and torque outs. The resulting clean work environment reduces any concerns about the environment.

Self-Piercing Technology, Flow Drill Screws

These fasteners combine drilling and thread forming to increase the speed of one-sided assembly, which drops to less than one minute. Because the rivets are self-piercing, the material experiences no heat zones during installation. The flow drill screws are highly resistant to vibration and loosening torque.

Structural Blind Rivets

Because they stand out as a strong solution for structural assembly, these fasteners are excellent for high-tensile applications. Only one side is needed for access and one fastener can accommodate up to four rivets with large diameters. The result is an attachment that is both durable and reliable.

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If you have any questions or want to get started with our solutions, please contact us today at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com.

 

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Managing Supply Chain Disruption in Your Organization

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As a successful business that meets your customers’ needs, you’re used to working around supply chain disruptions. Throughout the year, you may deal with labor strikes that delay deliveries and increase lead time, factory malfunctions that reduce part supplies, and fuel increases that drive up the price of materials.

But the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the past year-and-a-half have been unprecedented in shutting down entire industries and countries. You’ve had to adjust your actions on the fly to deal with all the challenges. The key to success has been shifting to remote control and automation.

To help with both, Bossard implements Smart Factory Logistics through ARIMS as well as SmartBin Cloud and SmartLabel Cloud.

Controlling the Flow from Anywhere

ARIMS, our interactive supply chain platform, improves your supply chain by tracking orders, offering access to intelligent analytics, and digitally managing your inventory. You gain full transparency of your B- and C-parts.

Its main components include ARIMS Analytics for an overview of your locations, orders, deliveries, and articles through reports and graphs, and ARIMS Interactive, which lets you submit change requests, customize system parameters, and view current and past changes.

The most important component for preventing supply chain disruption is ARIMS Mobile, which uses Android and iOS devices to give you full control of all functions wherever you are, even if you’re on the production floor or at a remote location. You can find an item, view related information, and check orders in real-time through your personal device.

Automating with Real-Time Data

While ARIMS focuses on software to enhance Smart Factory Logistics, SmartBin and SmartLabel Cloud focus on hardware. It fully automates ordering by recognizing demand, managing orders, and replenishing stock with deliveries.

It begins with a weight sensor that is triggered by motion. Every time someone picks up an item, stock information is updated in real-time. You can then monitor the real-time stock level at any time. When enough stock has been depleted, a replenishment order can be launched automatically or at the push of a button.

SmartBin Cloud

SmartBin Cloud implements Smart Factory Logistics using bins that are filled with stock. It can be integrated into your existing layout without changing your infrastructure. Taking stock from the bin triggers vibration sensors that measure the stock level in real-time. This information is sent via the cloud to Bossard.

Stock that goes down to a certain point initiates a replenishment order. We consolidate the ordered items into one shipment that is sent to either your loading dock or directly to the point of use, depending on your preference. Stock information, order status, and delivery date appear instantly on the label in front of the SmartBin.

SmartLabel Cloud

SmartLabel Cloud functions similarly to SmartBin Cloud but relies only on modular labels that can be placed in your existing storage units. To initiate a replenishment order, you push a button on the label, which then sends the information to Bossard to be filled and delivered to you.

How We Can Help

If you have any questions about the components of Smart Factory Logistics and how it can help you improve supply chain resilience, please contact us today at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com.

 

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Fasteners for Battery Design for Electric Vehicles

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Electric vehicles are changing the face of modern transportation as we know it. As more consumers adopt electric vehicle technology for their everyday use, emerging market players are in the constant pursuit of innovation and refinement. Knowing how to design an electric vehicle (EV) requires careful consideration of what goes into one. Including right down to the type of fasteners used to keep it all together.

At Bossard, we understand the challenges that go into EV battery module design. The increased use of lightweight materials demands fastener solutions that meet and exceed the demands of their unique tasks and environments. Our tailor-made solutions are designed to help you achieve the highest safety and quality standards for your specific application.

We offer fasteners with the battery design for electric vehicles in mind.

Embedding and Surface Bonding Fasteners

These intelligent fasteners offer reliable mounting in soft and composite materials. Capable of being surfaced mounted with adhesive or completely embedded into the application material, these fasteners offer high torque and tear-out strength in composite materials as well as invisible integration.

Threaded Inserts for Thermoplastic Housings

Designed for use in thin materials including thermoset and thermoplastic materials, these highly versatile fasteners offer a strong yet lightweight solution for battery fastening.

Clinching Fasteners

Designed with ease of installation in mind, these fasteners are suitable for metallic materials including stainless steel panels and coated surfaces. In addition to having high torque out and pull-out resistance, clinching fasteners also offer no recutting of threads.

Multifunctional Screws

With their simple yet reliable design, these fasteners help reduce processing times without any compromises in quality and efficiency. In applications requiring automated assembly, our multifunctional screw solutions stand out for their capability and durability.

Sealing

These fasteners offer additional protection against corrosion, preventing moisture and other harmful materials from interacting with battery assemblies and components. The sealing elements are directly applied onto the fastener, thereby reducing the number of parts required while providing a protective edge on work surfaces.

Nut and Washer Assemblies

These pre-assembled fasteners can help companies save time and reduce costs. Even under conditions where temperature changes are common, our nut and washer assemblies will help maintain their clamp loads.

SEMS Screws

Our pre-assembled screw bolt and washer combinations are ideal for use in fastening busbar assemblies. SEMS screws feature flat washers to prevent damaging and embedding into soft materials like copper and conical washers to prevent clamp load losses in applications where temperature fluctuations are the norm.

Innovation in the EV sector involves more than just battery technology. Email us today at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com to learn more about our fastener solutions for electric vehicles.

 

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Lower Your Total Cost of Ownership with SmartLabel Cloud

Lower Your Total Cost of Ownership with SmartLabel Cloud

Logistics is the key to ensuring things are where they need to be when you need them the most. Otherwise, everything comes to an abrupt halt. When referring to manufacturing processes, logistics can greatly impact the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

The SmartLabel Cloud system does its best to ensure the Total Cost of Ownership is as low as possible to increase profit margins and productivity alike.

How the SmartLabel Cloud System Works

During the daily production cycle, your workers and inventory staff have a good idea of which materials are on hand versus how many are needed to continue work unabated. Whether the supply is a range of fasteners that you could order by the thousands or very large pieces that you order in much smaller quantities, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) makes it possible to automate the entire system and greatly improve workplace efficiency while lowering the Total Cost of Ownership.

When a worker or inventory specialist sees a particular item is running low and needs replenishment, the worker or specialist can press a button to automatically order a standardized quantity. The item is on its way in as little as a few minutes and arrives before you need it and experience disruptions in your supply chain or work productivity.

Real-Time Data on Deliveries

When your must-have materials are on their way, the SmartLabel Cloud system provides immediate tracking data. You know the time when the product left the supply warehouse, where it is currently, and the expected time of arrival. When those products are critically important to maintaining production, the ability to know exactly where they are and when you will receive them enables you to continue production without fear of shutting down due to a lack of supplies or materials to continue doing exceptional work.

Fast Storage and Implementation

Because the SmartLabel Cloud system uses the IIoT to communicate real-time data to clients, clients always are prepared to receive the shipments and work them into production right away. You have virtually no waste and a much-reduced need for warehouse storage space, or the labor needed to manage it.

Total Cost of Ownership becomes competitively low and could give you a significant advantage over direct competitors in the same market. When you can get materials quickly, on time, and with virtually no waste, you ultimately have a terrific advantage.

Would you like to learn more about SmartLabel Cloud and see how utilizing this technology in your facility can greatly impact your productivity? Email us at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com.

 

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See Your Real-Time Data with SmartBin Cloud

SmartBin Cloud

In many ways, standardization enabled the industrial revolution to occur and greatly improve lives around the globe. Standardization of parts and manufacturing processes make it possible to manufacture goods in an efficient manner. It also makes it possible to automate the supply chain to ensure you have the optimal number of materials needed to continue industrial processes. Hence, the SmartBin Cloud inventory and supply system streamlines the entire process.

How the SmartBin Cloud System Works

Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the real-time data shared via Wi-fi, Bluetooth, cellular, and other “cloud-based” technologies. As more and more people, organizations, and even computerized equipment go online, the IoT digital transformation grows at an exponential rate and enables real-time data sharing. That data sharing makes it possible for the SmartBin Cloud system to track inventory levels in real-time and send shipments to replenish your supplies before they run out.

The standardized materials used in manufacturing processes include fasteners and other items that are identical in every way. They all have the same shape, size, composition, and weight. This enables a SmartBin Cloud system to constantly weigh a bin after every motion (pick or refill of material) and know exactly how many items are contained within it. When those items reach the point where they need to be replenished, the SmartBin Cloud system has them on the way with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology virtually automating the entire process.

Advantages of the IIoT SmartBin Cloud System

With the SmartBin Cloud system in place, you never have too much or too little of anything. The system always knows exactly how many fasteners and other parts are available and the general rate at which they are used. That means the IIoT system automatically tracks inventory and provides real-time data that helps you to track inventory surplus, potential waste, sudden losses of inventory, and the general way specific items are used.

Real-Time Inventory Management Solutions

Equipment storage systems always suffer from inconsistent delivery systems – until now. With real-time inventory management enabled by IIoT technologies, your operation will never run out of the supplies and materials needed to continue getting work done.

Instead of spending time tracking your inventories, calculating material needs, and ordering them in hopes of obtaining them in time, the SmartBin Cloud system does all of that automatically and with an especially high degree of accuracy. You get the parts and materials that you need before you need them to help ensure your continued productivity.

Interested in SmartBin Cloud and how it could transform your production facility and lower your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)? Email us at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com to learn more.

 

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Prevent Galling While Tightening Stainless Steel Fasteners

Prevent Galling While Tightening Stainless Steel Fasteners

Whenever two poorly lubricated metal surfaces come into contact, you have a strong chance of galling damage. Galling is a kind of cold-welding process in which two metals that are in contact with one another eventually adhere to one another. Galling is especially troublesome for titanium, aluminum, and stainless-steel fasteners.

A protective oxide layer provides some galling prevention, but the tighter the connection, the more likely the oxide layer will become damaged and enable galling to begin. The following is a closer look at common causes of thread galling on stainless fasteners.

Torque and Galling Effects

The coefficient of friction between stainless steel fasteners is higher than most other combinations, requiring more torque to achieve the proper clamp load. If a high clamp load is desired in stainless steel fastened joints, often galling will occur before enough clamp force is produced, which is not always clear to the assembler. Two things can occur, either we have a low pre-load, or the bolts will twist off.

High Temperatures and Galling Effects

Service conditions can cause additional challenges for stainless steel joints, for example, high temperatures and/or exposure to aggressive gasses which are prevalent in applications such as gas turbines or diesel engines.  Thermal expansion can cause permanent distortion while heat and gasses can cause scaling on the surfaces making disassembly difficult during service or repair.

How to Counteract Galling

Lubrication added during assembly is one method of minimizing the galling effect of the threads in stainless steel joints. Molylub, with solid molybdenum disulphide particles or other solid film lubricants containing silver, aluminum, or copper may also be used. Lubricants containing graphite are not advised due to reactions between carbon and chromium at higher temperatures.

Teflon sealing tape may also be used for larger threaded components such as pipes and valves.

Pre-Applied Coatings

To avoid the mess of traditional lubrication, and the possibility of forgetting to apply it, a pre-applied lubricant may be the best option for galling prevention. Wax or similar topcoats may be applied with a dip-spin method or more advanced tribological coatings such as Bossard ecosyn®-lubric can be used. Tribological coatings are highly engineered to reduce wear and maintain consistent friction which helps to achieve a consistent joint pre-load.

Interested in learning more about galling and how to properly tighten stainless steel fasteners? Email us at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com to get in touch with a Bossard Engineer.

 

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A Quick Guide to the Types of Rivets

Rivet Technology

Welcome to the expansive world of rivets. A rivet is a highly effective mechanical fastener comprised of a cylindrical stem on one end and the head on the other. As leaders in fastening technology, Bossard offers years of experience and knowledge designed to help you confidently make the best fastening decision for your application. Let’s take a closer look at three main types of rivets:

  • Blind Rivets
  • Blind Rivet Nuts
  • Lock Bolts

Blind Rivets

Also known as break stem rivets, blind rivets are simply tubular fasteners with a mandrel in the middle. To apply blind rivets, they must be inserted into pre-drilled holes in the parts that are to be joined with a special tool that draws the mandrel through the rivet’s body. Then the blind end will expand, and the mandrel will be snapped off.

One of the most desirable attributes of blind rivets is they only require a one-sided exit. This is a massive benefit because most fastening solutions will require a two-sided exit. There are several different types of blind rivets, including:

  1. Non-structural: Engineered for applications with medium requirements regarding tensile and shear force.
  2. Structural: Employed by applications that have a higher requirement regarding tensile and shear force.
  3. Speed: Used in applications where manufacturing speed is paramount. These types of rivets are suitable for applications with low requirements for tensile and shear force. 

Applications for Non-Structural Rivets vs Structural Rivets

The difference between these two types is the breaking point of the mandrel. On structural rivets, the breaking point is predefined and breaks always above the sheer edge of the application material. Also, the mandrel is mechanically locked inside the blind rivet body, which means it never falls out. The design of a structural rivet ensures the mandrel always supports the mechanical force/resistance in terms of shear and tensile forces regarding the fastening point. 

A Closer Look at Speed Rivets

As the name suggests, speed rivets are used where manufacturing speed is necessary, and there are no high requirements for tensile and shear force within the application. The biggest advantage of utilizing speed rivets against other types of blind rivets is you don’t have to reload the installation gun each time you want to install it. 

Blind Rivet Nuts

Blind rivet nuts are multifunctional fasteners. At first, blind rivet nuts can perform like a blind rivet — fastening two or more materials together with only a one-sided exit. However, the key advantage of using blind rivet nuts is their versatility in working with a vast range of materials.

Specifically, they can be used to bring in a strong and reliable thread into a thin or thick sheet metal plate, profile, composite, or plastics where thread forming is impossible. There are many types on the market. 

  • Standard rivet nuts with an open-end
  • Standard blind rivet nuts

Lock Bolts

As a high-strength fastening solution, lock bolts consist of a separate pin and collar that are mechanically locked during the installation process. These fasteners boast the ability to withstand the toughest applications and environments that traditional screw and rivet joints wouldn’t be able to perform. Lock bolts also offer excellent resistance to vibration and material fatigue. 

Ready to learn more about choosing the best rivet for your application? Watch our latest video — Rivet Technology from Bossard — and then reach out to the Bossard team for tailored fastening solutions. 

 

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Open the Door to the World of Access Solutions with Bossard

Open the Door to the World of Access Solutions with Bossard

No matter your industry or segment, protecting what needs to be protected is critical. And when it comes to different access locking and control solutions, the team at Bossard can and will help. Our seasoned team of access locking and control engineers specialize in helping other engineers and product developers create more secure and reliable solutions.

Let’s take a quick look at a few key types of access locking and control solutions. To see these mechanisms in action in everyday scenarios, watch our latest video: Access Solutions from Bossard

 

What Is a Cam Latch?

The cam latch is a relatively simple locking mechanism designed to secure access to entry points and panels. Cam latches are made up of a latch and body that rotates when actuated to release or secure.

What Are Draw Latches and Hinges? 

Draw latches function by leveraging the simple principle of drawing two parts or items together by using tension. The key parts of a draw latch assembly are:

 

  • The blade, which can be a wire-formed loop, hooked plate, or another mechanism. 
  • The keeper, which is a hooked plate engineered to receive the blade. 
  • The hinge, which is discussed in more detail below. 


With a draw latch, the tension is established when the blade is connected to the keeper and then clamped down. For most draw latches, the tension is released as the latch is rotated into a vertical position; while the horizontal position usually results in tension being applied. 

What Is a Friction Hinge?

The friction hinge — also called a torque hinge — is an important access locking and control solution designed to provide resistance to the pivoting motion of the hinge. These mechanisms are used for holding doors, lids, panels, and display devices at certain angles for long periods. 

What Is a Gas Spring?

Also called the pressure gas spring, gas pressure damper, and gas damper, gas springs are designed to solve simple to complex requirements for closing, opening, tilting, and damping tables, flaps, loungers, or seats. Unlike other mechanical springs that use elastic deformation, gas springs rely on compressed gas located inside an enclosed cylinder that is sealed with a sliding piston that pneumatically stores potential energy. At the same time, this design enables the gas spring to withstand external forces applied parallel to the direction of the piston shaft. 

Contact Bossard for Customized Access Solutions

At Bossard, we are your experienced manufacturing partner. We are home to a vast range of tailored access solutions designed for an array of applications. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today for solutions or guidance at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com. And feel free to watch our latest YouTube video — Access Solutions from Bossard — to see many of our actual access and locking solutions in everyday scenarios. 

 

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Electronic Protection Solutions for Electric Vehicles from Laird

Electronic Protection Solutions for Electric Vehicles

Today more than ever, automotive manufacturers are embracing the usefulness of electric vehicle technologies. And for more than two decades, the experts at Laird have offered guidance, assistance, and tailored solutions. The Laird Technologies materials science experts specialize in helping Tier 1 automotive suppliers resolve the most complex electronic design challenges where the module structure meets heat channeling and EMI suppression.

To put it simply, the engineering experts at Laird Technologies are designers who help designers limit wasted time, effort, and costs while expediting time to market for key automotive components. Let’s take a closer look at some of Laird’s thermal solutions for the automotive industry. 

EV Powertrain Electronics

The team at Laird boasts extensive knowledge about automotive thermal solutions designed to protect components from heat issues and manage thermal cycling including EMI mitigation. A few key products from Laird’s EV Powertrain Electronics line include:

  • A Low Profile DCDC SMD Power Inductor engineered with the lowest-cost design goal. 
  • Broadband Wire Mound Common Mode Choke enables higher-switching mode designs and features a nanocrystalline core.
  • TGREASE Thermally Conductive 2500 Grease is an environmentally friendly, silicone-free solution with 3.8W/mK thermal conductivity.
  • TFLEX CR2R200 Cure-In Place Gap Filler is ideal for large gap tolerances and delivers 2.0 W/mK thermal conductivity

LED Component Systems

The team of Laird Technologies employs extensive industry knowledge about sub-assembly design to help improve thermal management for electric vehicles while mitigating crosstalk from LED automotive component systems. These solutions include:

  • Beam Shading Stamped Metal for high-performance simulation.
  • TFLEX SF8800 Gap Filler that offers low total thermal resistance and 8.0 W/mK conductivity. 
  • TPUTTY 607 One-Part Dispensable Gap filler is designed for PCB apps/lidar and achieves 6.4 W/mK thermal conductivity. 
  • EMI Low Current Magnetic Ceramic Chip Beads offer excellent suppression of noise. 

Autonomous Driving Systems

Laird offers multiple progressive autonomous driving systems designed to help manufacturers ensure optimum efficiency. These components include:

  • Q-ZORB Thermoset Microwave Absorber is designed to optimize reflection loss and insertion loss. 
  • TGREASE 2500 is an environmentally friendly, silicone-free thermal grease that ends migration issues while offering 3.8 W/mK thermal conductivity. 
  • TPUTTY 607 One-Part Dispensable Gap filler is designed for PCB apps/lidar and achieves 6.4 W/mK thermal conductivity. 
  • SSMD Electronic Contact features tin, silver, gold, and nickel platings and has 0.13 mm thickness. 

EV/PHEV Battery Packs 

Laird offers multiple EV/PHEV battery pack components to satisfy design constraints while meeting economics. 

  • TPUTTY 607 One-Part Dispensable Gap filler is designed for PCB apps/lidar and achieves 6.4 W/mK thermal conductivity. 
  • TFLEX SF600 Thermally Conductive Gap Pad is a silicone-free solution that delivers up to 3.0 W/mK conductivity. 
  • TFLEX 400 Thermal Pad is a high deflection gap filler that delivers 40 W/mK conductivity. 

Infotainment/Cluster Systems

Laird also offers solutions designed to safeguard infotainment/cluster systems from EMI and heat issues, including:

  • Fabric-Over-Foam Gaskets have an EMI shielding effectiveness of over 100 dB and low surface resistivity. 
  • EMI Low Current Magnetic Ceramic Chip Beads offer excellent suppression of noise and vibration resistance in a compact design.  
  • MGV Power Inductor features a low profile and high current design. 
  • TPUTTY 607 One-Part Dispensable Gap filler is designed for PCB apps and achieves 6.4 W/mK thermal conductivity with maximum thermal transfer. 

 

For more on Laird products and a wide range of other automotive fasteners, reach out to the Bossard team today at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com.

 

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