Fastener Technology

Fastener Head Style

Fastener Head

When you start looking for fastening solutions at Bossard, you’ll notice that we carry a diverse variety of screws and bolts. One way to distinguish one from the other is through the type of head that they have. The following are some of the most common styles. While head styles do have a specific purpose in creating a mechanical joint, you can find out which is most appropriate for your assembly by contacting your local Bossard agent.

Countersunk Screw Heads

If a screw has angles under the head, it demands countersinking to prevent the wood from splitting during drilling or other force. Countersunk screw heads include the following:

  • Flatheads sit flush against the surface of the material being screwed, which makes for a cleaner appearance and prevents anything from being caught on them. If you’re fastening wood or plastic laminate components, a screw cover hides the head completely.
  • Roundheads, which are also called raised screw heads, use angles similar to that of flat heads, so they require countersinking. Their domed heads look decorative, so they are used where appearance is important, such as for switch covers. Roundheads that are designed for a socket drive are called button heads.
  • Bugle heads reduce damage to material by spreading the joint stress over a broader surface than flatheads. They’re used mostly for plasterboard, wood decking, and drywall. They are self-drilling, which means they compress the surrounding drywall and paper to create a countersunk hole during drilling.

Both flat and round heads generally demand a pilot hole, which is a small hole drilled to guide the main screw in.

Non-Countersunk Screw Heads

Non-countersunk screw heads are the most common type and have flat surfaces under the head, which avoids countersinking. They are fully exposed above the surface of the material being screwed.

  • Domed heads have a rounded head that adds aesthetic appeal to a product.
  • Button heads also have a round design but are used with socket-driven screws and Torx drive recesses.
  • Pan heads are the most common type of flat-bottomed screw. They are versatile enough to substitute for other round styles.
  • Fillister heads use a slightly rounded top with a small diameter on high cylindrical sides. Their higher profile requires a deeper drive slot than round or pan head screws.
  • Truss heads are wider and slightly rounded to produce a lower profile and larger bearing surface. They are useful for sheet metal joints.
  • Hex heads allow for more torque and demand a socket or wrench for installation.
  • Socket cap heads require socket drive recesses for flush installation against the surface. They deliver a smooth appearance despite being non-countersunk.
  • Square heads are found in bolts and screws. They require a wrench for installation.

Bolt Heads

Some bolt heads have shapes that are similar to screw heads, such as flat, round, truss, and hex. Unique types include the carriage bolt, which uses a rounded dome with a square underside, anchor bolts, which do not contain a head, and J and U bolts, which look like their namesakes.

 

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August 05, 2022
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Fastener Finish: Platings and Coatings for Fasteners

Fastener Finish

The finish, or coating, is just as important as the design when you want your fasteners to last for the life of your product. If you want more information on the description below, please contact your local Bossard agent.

Factors to Consider

When you’re trying to decide on the correct finish, consider the following factors.

·         Safety. Improperly applied finish may make the fastener fail. A common failure point that can be introduced by finish is hydrogen embrittlement. Embrittlement reduces ductility and load-bearing because the metal absorbs too much hydrogen during the plating process. Choosing a dip-spin coating or Bossard’s ecosyn® tribological dry coating over using an electroplated finish can alleviate this risk.

·         Corrosion Protection. How long will the finish last based on its operating environment? The fastener requires a stronger coating if it endures very severe conditions that include saline solutions, cleaners, moisture, and collisions that produce abrasions, scratching, and denting.

·         Resistance to Handling Damage. How frequently will workers handle or use tools on the fastener? A softer and more brittle finish demands more care during handling and assembly.

·         Criticality of the Joint. What happens to the entire assembly if a joint becomes loose? Some finishes do not have known friction values. Avoid those finishes for fasteners on joints with consistent and repeatable clamp loads.

·         Functionality. Fasteners with small diameters and threads that have internal recess drives may leave too much coating material in the recesses or threads if the wrong finish is used.

·         Cost. Exotic coatings will increase the price of the fastener and the total cost of production.

·         Availability. Is the finish you want readily available? Or will it have to be special-ordered, which demands a greater lead time and more expense?

Common Finishes

If cost or time is a concern, rely on the following fastener coatings, which are easily available.

·         Electrodeposited (Commercial) Zinc. This finish is inexpensive, works under mild to moderate conditions, and is moderately resistant to handling damage. It has no problems with recess fill or threads. However, its friction is harder to control and it risks hydrogen embrittlement at high strengths.

·         Electrodeposited Zinc Nickel. This finish functions well under severe to very severe conditions and has good resistance to handling damage. It is also free of issues with recess fill or threads but has a high cost, difficult-to-control friction, and is not as available as commercial zinc. The chances for hydrogen embrittlement are lower but still existent.

·         Mechanical Zinc. With no hydrogen embrittlement risk, this finish features moderate resistance to handling damage and mild to moderate corrosion. It is not recommended for threads because of poor coverage in recesses and holes. The cost is medium to high while availability ranges from medium to low.

·         Zinc Flake. Hydrogen embrittlement is not a risk for this finish that protects against severe to very severe corrosion and has high friction control. It is moderately resistant to handling damage but is not recommended for any fasteners with an internal drive. The cost is moderate.

·         Hot Dip Galvanized. Protecting against severe to very severe corrosion, this moderately-priced coating has excellent handling-damage resistance and moderate cost. However, friction is difficult to control and it is not recommended for threads less than M8 or with an internal drive. The risk for hydrogen embrittlement is low.

·         Epoxy Electrocoat. This coating has no hydrogen embrittlement risk, works under severe to very severe conditions, is moderately resistant to handling damage, and is excellent at controlling friction. It has no problems with recess fill or threads at M4 or more. But it is pricey.

 

·         Tribological Dry Coatings. A solution for mechanically stressed fastening elements and components, such as screws, nuts and washers. The coating is a non-electrolytically applied thin layer with integrated lubrication properties and additional corrosion protection.

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Multifunctional fasteners: Bossard Selection

At Bossard, we believe in the spirit of constant innovation and smart ideas when it comes to satisfying our customers.  Introducing the Bossard Selection, a group of multifunctional fasteners carefully chosen by our experts to help you carry out your assembly with more speed, reliability, quality, and economy.

Multifunctionality Enhances Productivity

What sets the Bossard Selection apart from any other group of fasteners is the care and consideration put into their selection. Each product combines several fastening elements into one pre assembled fastener.  The end result is efficient fasteners that optimize your assembly in numerous ways.

Here’s what sets the Bossard Selection apart from any other group of fasteners:

  • Multifunctional in the application – Our multifunction fasteners are incredibly versatile, making them an ideal fit for any application no matter what your needs are.
  • Fewer individual pieces – Multifunctional captive screw assemblies also means fewer fasteners needed to accomplish a particular process.
  • Shorter throughput time – Less parts to source, gather and move.
  • Faster and safer assembly – With our fasteners, each process takes less time and less risk to complete.
  • Reduced installation time – A simpler installation process also means less time needed for each process.  Optimized drive heads, captive washers and enhanced drilling capability saves you time at assembly.
  • Increased productivity – Our multifunctional fasteners make the assembly process more efficient and, most importantly, more productive.

The benefits don’t just end there. With our multifunctional fasteners, reduction of product can provide over 30% rationalisation potential in the entire value chain of each fastening.

Worldwide Availability

Another way the Bossard Selection sets itself apart from other products is through ready availability. Our international procurement ensures that every product featured in the Bossard Selection is available from stock. Not only do you get security of supply, but you’ll also enjoy the significant cost reductions and improved planning that comes of it. This is how we leverage our decades of experience in the global procurement and purchasing of fastening products.

Available Multi-functional Fastening Solutions

  • ecosyn®-fix – Shake-proof and vibration-proof, these economical screws provide reduced assembly time and material management costs by integrating a spring washer into the head, all while providing extra security for a broad range of applications.
  • ecosyn®-drill / ecosyn®-MRX – Self-drilling direct screwing fasteners for applications involving aluminum, steel plates, and corrosion-resistant thinwall sheets. Offers high drilling performance. Available in zinc plated blue or stainless steel.
  • Hexalobular (6 Lobe) socket – Designed to evenly distribute torque forces, resulting in a low rate of wear and optimum power transmission for longer tool life.  Available for many different head types, hexalobular can reduce your investment in tooling.
  • Innovation – Simple, yet effective. The ideal fasteners for ensuring reliable and creative assembly with a selection of low head and captive washer screws.

Exclusively from Bossard

“Proven Productivity” is more than just a promise – it’s a fact evinced by providing our customers with products that increase their productivity. At Bossard, we fulfill that promise using exclusive products with unique features that are well-suited to our customers’ needs. You won’t find the Bossard Selection anywhere else.

 

To learn more about the Bossard Selection or any of our other product solutions, reach out to us at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com.

 

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June 10, 2022
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Two Customer Success Stories: How Bossard Adds Value

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Success comes in many forms, but when you partner with Bossard for fastening solutions and manufacturing expertise, success comes in all forms. And you don’t have to take our word for it! Simply ask any of our clients for their own success stories. Let’s take a quick look at how clients partnered with Bossard for success. 

Tailor-Made Solutions Drive Excellent Results

Since 1866, Borgers has been associated with engineering premium textile components. Johann Borgers GmbH mainly focuses on delivering custom solutions for commercial vehicles and automobiles. The manufacturer produces coverings and absorbers for trunk loading floors, sidewalls, rear window shelves, as well a host of other essential components. No matter the application, each component depends on reliable fastening solutions. The spectrum of materials employed ranges from:

  • Thermoplastic carriers
  • Duroplastic carriers
  • Polyurethane films
  • Needle felts
  • Genuine leather applications
  • And more

But when introduced to Bossard’s new MM-Welding technology, they immediately recognized the potential for real economic benefits. 

Bossard’s New MM-Welding Technology Is a Perfect Fit

The MM-Welding technology utilizes ultrasonic vibration to push thermoplastic fasteners through the top layer of porous sandwich materials without any preliminary processing or drilling. The friction between the component and fastener surface morphs the surface of the fastener into the connecting material. Due to the hardness of the material, the fastener manages to retain its shape and can be immediately loaded following the connection process. 

Mark Maibom, Industrial Engineer Expert, Johann Borgers GmbH explains, “The MM-Welding® technology appeared to be tailor-made for us since so many of our products are based on the porous PUR sandwich components for which the process was developed.” Because utilizing this innovative solution only takes a second, Bossard’s MM-Welding technology was an instant improvement and led to efficiencies. 

Previous conventional joining methods always required extra work and came with limitations. Specifically, the team at Borgers had to pre-process and post-process the drill hole; or they were required to factor in longer drying times and longer hardening times. With Bossard’s MM-Welding technology, the team projects significant cost savings in the future.  

Garo Poland’s Success Story Is Highlighted by a 33% Reduction in Inventory 

Garo Poland is the biggest manufacture of electric vehicle charging systems in Northern Europe. Specializing in electrical installations and systems, this innovative firm is committed to lean management and innovation. And for several years, Garo has turned to Bossard for our SmartBin logistics systems to help achieve it’s lean manufacturing goals.

Our cutting-edge material management solutions have been instrumental in driving efficiencies in their production process. To help facilitate lean management at Garo, seven locations are equipped with Bossard SmartBin Systems that oversee more than 900 order items. With an average of 22,700 fastening solutions being processed every day, processes must be under control. And Bossard’s interactive supply chain platform —ARIMS— material management is more predictable and leaner. 

ARIMS Is the Best Inventory Management Software

With the goal of a fully efficient operation, the right material must be at the right place every time. And Bossard’s ARIMS platform helps ensure the right C-parts are available when needed. Enhanced by cloud technology associated with the ARIMS platform, the generation and sorting of procurement orders are optimized.

In addition, SmartOrdering with ARIMS provides a myriad of demand forecasts and improved procurement processes for supply chain optimization. Ordering and delivering processes can be consistently optimized by leveraging historical data and artificial intelligence. The automated process helps limit employee workload and leads to time savings.

Supply Chain Optimization Reduces Inventory by 33%

 

One of the key tell-tale signs of success for Garo is that they have been able to reduce inventories by a masterful 33%. This means that less capital is tied up, and they can rededicate resources to driving their core competencies — including innovation potential. 

 

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May 27, 2022
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How the SFC Koenig Expander Sealing Plug Can Save You Money

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Today, finding ways to reduce costs and create efficiencies is more important than ever. Fortunately, the team at Bossard offers a number of innovative solutions designed to help you do just that. And one of our leading solutions is the Koenig Expander Sealing Plug. Across the world, the Koenig-Expander is recognized as a cutting-edge solution for quickly, efficiently, and reliably sealing drilled holes or creating flow control in fluid systems. Let’s take a closer look at how the SFC Koenig Expander sealing plug can save you money. 

The Koenig Expander Tool Offers an Array of Money-Saving Benefits

As the premier solution for reliable and quick sealing of drilled holes, the Koenig Expander tool is uniquely engineered to create efficiencies and save your company money. Here are a few key ways this innovative solution can create savings:

  1. Process reliability in installation. As a world-renowned solution, the Koenig Expander Tool boasts exceptional reliability across all applications. 
  2. Super-efficient setup. Setting up the Koenig Expander tool is easy and is designed to save time, which leads to reduced labor costs.
  3. Available in a vast range of materials. Whether you need marine fasteners or a solution for other applications, the Koenig Expander tool is available in a vast array of materials. And the team at Bossard can help you customize your Koenig Expander to best meet the application requirements. 
  4. Versatility comes standard. The Koenig Expander Sealing Plug is extremely versatile and can be used to meet the requirements for the widest possible range of applications. This universal applicability means it can be used in more ways than one, which can reduce inventory costs and streamline processes. 

A Quick Look at the Koenig Expander Sealing Plug

While the Koenig Expander Sealing Plug is available in an array of materials, they all share one thing in common — exceptional versatility. No matter the substrate, the Koenig Expander works to permanently resist even the most extreme pressures and loads.

  1. Designed for use in base materials of high and low hardness (up to 450 bar pressure), anchorage and expansion of the sleeve in the hole wall in the MB Series is achieved by pressing the ball into the sleeve. 
  2. The CV Series Expander plugs are offered in inch sizes, metric sizes, as well as in different surface treatments and materials. Anchorage and expansion of sleeve in hole wall are also attained by pressing the ball into the sleeve. 
  3. Using the tension/expansion concept, the LK Series is perfect for lower pressure applications (max 60 bar). Once sufficient force is achieved, the expanding element instinctively breaks off at the preset breaking point. 
  4. Suitable for use in high-pressure applications (up to 500 bar) and in light metals, the SK Series also functions based on the tension/expansion concept — where breaking off of the expanding element occurs after achieving sufficient force. 
  5. Suitable for lower pressures, the versatile press-fit and anchoring concept of the LP Series utilizes a conical press-in sleeve. In the installation process, it adapts to the bore while the exterior serration bites into the bore wall.  

The Versatility of the SFC Koenig Expander Tool

The Koenig Expander was originally engineered for use in plugging hydraulic assemblies. Today, this cutting-edge plug is the established and the preferred solution for sealing and flow control in hydraulic systems across a vast expanse of industries and applications, including:

  • Braking systems 
  • Suspension systems
  • Engines
  • Gearboxes
  • Transmission
  • Fuel injection systems
  • Steering systems 

Contact Bossard today to learn more about the Koenig Expander sealing plug. 

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March 11, 2022
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Best Fasteners for Plastics and Composites: Threaded Inserts

When it comes to choosing the best fasteners for plastics and composite materials, you have a range of options. However, not all fastening solutions are suitable for every application.  And if you’re looking for the best fasteners for plastics and composites, the team at Bossard can help. 

Throughout the world, Bossard fasteners have become synonymous with exceptional quality, durability, and unrivaled performance. In addition to an expansive selection of fastening solutions, we offer Product Solutions and Assembly Technology Expert support as you work toward the best solution to your bolted joint problem. And if the ideal solution doesn’t exist, Bossard can create it. 

One of the top fastening solutions we offer for composites and plastics are threaded inserts. Also known as a threaded bushing, threaded inserts are fasteners that can be pressed-in, molded-in, or welded into a soft material to create permanent machine threads. Threaded inserts help prevent hardened fasteners from pulling out of softer composites, plastics, and soft metals. Because of these qualities threaded inserts are ideal for creating durable mechanical joints in your plastic and composite components. Let’s take a closer look at some of our top and most frequently utilized thread inserts. 

Types of Thread Inserts for Plastics and Composites

  1. The Tappex MULTISERT thread insert is a press-fitting insert that is made of brass. Available in M1.6 through M12, this threaded insert can be unheeded, with a large head diameter, or small head diameter. 
  2. The Tappex MICROBARB thread insert is a press-fitting fastener that has micro knurling for thin-walled materials. Made of brass, this threaded insert is available in M2 through M10. 
  3. Tappex TRISERT/TRISERT-3 are versatile, self-tapping inserts. They are available in brass, steel, and stainless steel in sizes ranging from M2 through M10. The TRISERT features three special cutting slots that prevent chips.
  4. Tappex FOAMSERT are self-tapping inserts that are ideal for wood, expanded materials, and soft plastics. These threaded insert are made from brass and are available in M2.5 through M8. 
  5. Tappex HiMOULD are threaded inserts designed for molding in. Manufactured from brass, these threaded inserts boast a highly-increased pull-out force by extra grooves from thread size M3. 
  6. PEM NFPC are threaded inserts for press-fitting. Manufactured from stainless steel, these inserts are available in M3 to M6. They feature high torsional strength through outer milling and a hexagonal head. 
  7. IN-STOP threaded inserts are made from brass and are designed to splay. These inserts can be set blindly without tools. 

Contact Bossard Today

At Bossard, we are proud to offer a solution to every fastening challenge. As industry leaders, countless customers have turned to Bossard for tailored solutions, premium quality products, and innovative services. 

Contact us today.

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January 07, 2022
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Fastening Solutions for Electrical Cabinet Applications

Fastening Solutions for Electrical Cabinet Applications

Whether you’re looking for conductive fasteners for the distribution of energy, fastening elements for white goods or electrical cabinets, or circuit board micro fasteners, the team at Bossard can and will help. We offer a range of flexible and versatile fastening solutions for virtually all electrical enclosure applications.

 

Best of all, our service continues and exceeds expectations where the palette of standard products ends. Let’s take a closer look at some of our instrumental fastening solutions for electrical cabinet applications.

 

Fastening Solutions for Electrical Cabinets & Enclosures

The safety and security of your electrical cabinet is paramount. Bossard offers a variety of fastening solutions to protect equipment from the environment as well as people from the equipment. We provide solutions for fasteners in electrical engineering that reduce costly, manual steps in production and save space.

 

Fasteners for Energy Distribution Application

Your energy distribution fasteners must boast high-temperature resistance as well as anti-vibration qualities. These two attributes guarantee a consistent clamp load, which aids in safe energy distribution in low and high-voltage applications.

 

Circuit Board Fastening Solutions

Circuit boards represent one of the most delicate and smallest applications of electrical engineering. Because of this, circuit boards require space-saving fasteners with controlled mounting. These fasteners shouldn’t place any additional stress on the panel.

 

Why Choose Bossard for Electrical Cabinet Fastening Applications?

Thousands of satisfied customers across the world have turned to Bossard for premium quality products and services. As an industry leader, we repeatedly exceed expectations with end-to-end solutions and more:

 

  • One-stop-shop. Bossard is home to more than one million fastening solutions, including several fasteners for mechanical and electrical purposes.
  • Tailor-made solutions. The best solution for every problem is usually not an all-purpose one. And if the best solution for your application doesn’t exist, we will make it.
  • Expert consulting. The Bossard engineering team will guide you through the process regarding innovative developments, alternative fastening solutions, or unique material requisitions.
  • Optimized delivery condition. We have more than 80 Bossard units throughout the world, so quick responses and expedited delivery times are guaranteed.
  • We own our test laboratories. Because we own our laboratories, we can meet the highest quality standards. We own ISO-IEC 17025-accredited test laboratories.
  • Smart Factory Logistics. We help you manage B- and C-parts in a transparent and leaner way while you concentrate on your core competencies.

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November 26, 2021
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Select the Right Fastening Solutions from The Start

#1 - Prevent Bolt Failure and Select The Right Fastening Solutions From The Start

Joint failure can be disastrous, particularly if the fastener is holding together two critical pieces of machinery. For example, fatigue may prove insidious because it is slow. A crack may develop slowly in a component that works perfectly for years and then suddenly, the fastener breaks, and the machine it supports collapses.

Avoiding Bolt Failure

Joint failures can be avoided if some basic principles are understood and if the proper fasteners are used. Knowing which strength and finish to select along with using the appropriate tightening method are key factors to ensuring safe designs.

What is the first step to acquiring the necessary knowledge? Bossard’s Expert Education services are the place to start.

We believe that customers like you should become experts in fastening technology. You can then have the knowledge and skills to make decisions at your manufacturing site about what nuts and bolts can improve the quality and safety of your products.

Formats

You can achieve Expert Education through different learning formats that are tailored to your needs:

  • These live programs reveal relevant fastening topics by mixing theory and practice. After interactive learning, you gain hands-on experience. You can join one of our public seminars unless you prefer that we set up a customized private program only for your company employees.
  • If seminars seem too distant or inconvenient to attend or set up, we can show you short learning sequences that you can conveniently take at your desk.
  • E-learning. The most convenient option lets you learn about fastening technology whenever you have time through self-study. You can learn everything from related standards to fastener anatomy and function.

What You Gain

You gain the following benefits from our services:

  • Knowledge about assembly technology and how to pick fasteners when designing your products.
  • How to avoid joint problems like thread galling and hydrogen embrittlement.
  • Safer products that are more economical to produce with the correct bolt choices.
  • Fulfillment of quality standards.
  • Smoother production process.

Fastening Topics

The following are just some of the topics you can learn through our services. Most of them demand a full seminar or webinar to complete. However, each topic can also be broken up into smaller units for e-learning.

  • Anatomy of a Fastener – Covers heads, threads, grades, and finishes as well as manufacturing of fasteners.
  • Fastener Cost Drivers – What makes fasteners so expensive, and what steps can you take to keep costs to a minimum.
  • Plating & Coating – Learn all about common fastener finishes and when to use them along with recent changes in the industry including regulations and new products/trends.
  • Cost-Efficient Assembly – Tips from the experts on good design practices for keeping fastener costs down.
  • Thread Forming Screws for Plastic and Metal – Learn how to save money designing with thread-forming fasteners.
  • Securely Fastened Joints: Keeping Joints Tight – Learn the mechanics of joint loosening and strategies to keep them tight.
  • Securely Fastened Joints: Torque vs. Tension – Learn about the torque/tension relationship and the variables that need to be considered/controlled to ensure solid and safe joint design.

 

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November 12, 2021
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How to Outsmart Your Competitors in New Product Development

#5 How to Outsmart Your Competitors in New Product Development

New product development (NPD) rewards you with an advantage when you introduce a new product or service to market or introduce an existing product to a new target market. Bossard helps you get the jump on your competitors with two offerings: Expert Design and Expert Assortment Analysis.

Expert Design

Bossard’s fastener know-how ranges from assembly methods to technical resources based on over 180 years of firsthand experience. Though these components may seem to have minor functions, they require demanding specifications. Our Expert Design can deliver the best product for your application and grant the following benefits.

  • Better in-place cost when you choose the right fastening solutions.
  • Lower production cost due to faster assembly processes.
  • Lower life-cycle cost by using a fastener of the right quality.

To achieve these goals, Expert Design provides a wide array of tools and knowledge:

  • Fastening Joint Design. Because we understand how the behavior and materials of your fastener can affect safety, lifespan, and costs, we can help you design a joint that meets your stringent requirements.
  • Calculation of Bolted Joint. By using advanced software for optimizing bolt connections, we rely on systematic steps to calculate bolted joints and create a design that makes full use of the bolt’s load-bearing capacity.
  • Joint Failure Analysis. A joint can fail because of the wrong design, incorrect preload, or wrong fastener. Analyzing the failed joint can determine the cause and eliminate it by implementing the right measures.
  • Online Calculators and Converters for fasteners that can be used by anyone involved in developing and assembling the bolted joints.
  • CAD Online Portal that supports your product design with static and animated 2D and 3D views.
  • Technical Information that includes standards, mechanical properties, tables, tolerances, and more.

Expert Assortment Analysis

Only 15 percent of the cost of using a fastener comes from the fastener itself. The other 85 percent covers logistics, procurement, assembly prep, and other activities. By reducing the number of different fasteners required in one product, you can streamline the Bill of Materials (BOM). Our Expert Assortment Analysis achieves this to provide the following benefits:

  • Eliminate unnecessary elements by looking for similar products that encourage substitution and make your production leaner.
  • Reduce the complexity of purchasing, storage, and assembly by defining the assortment you can pick from.
  • Increase productivity.

At Bossard, we offer different service packages:

  • BOM Analysis looks at your entire production line, especially the assembly technology that includes fastening elements, tooling, and assembly processes. Value Analysis estimates cost savings based on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
  • Advanced includes basic services plus the following verifications. Technical Verification develops proposals for new and proven solutions and delivers a technical report that details possible technical improvements. Presentation of Proposals reveals the results in a presentation that includes a report and physical samples,
  • Superior includes basic and advanced services plus implementation. During onsite or off-site implementations, we lead the R&D engineering team, set up the project team, and arrange the stacks.

 

 

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The Next Big Thing in the Product Design Process

The Next Big Thing in the Product Design Process

The fasteners used in your product are critical and can’t be understated. They literally hold your product and/or process together. As such, it only makes sense to design your product focusing on the fasteners from the very beginning. Fortunately, you have a team of experience, support, and guidance at Bossard.

As the leading name in fasteners and fastening technologies, Bossard offers decades of in-depth knowledge on different assembly methodologies, technical resources, and fastening joints. Regardless of the application, we will work to create fasteners and solutions that are the ultimate game-changer for your success. Let’s take a closer look at how Bossard can help elevate your new product development strategy.

Better Design + Better Development = Better Products

We get it — designing a high-quality, safe product while facing increasing competition and time constraints is a challenge. And while the functionality of a fastener may seem to be trivial, the requirements are especially demanding.

The Bossard Expert Design team can help elevate the quality of your product with materials recommendations and optimized conditions for assembly. On the other hand, we can assist with advanced prototyping based on our extensive knowledge of CAD big data and 3D prototyping. When you partner with Bossard, you’ll be privy to a unique suite of benefits and advantages:

  • Superior in-place costs: select the most ideal fastening design.
  • Reduced cost of production with streamlined, faster assembly processes.
  • Lowered life cycle costs from having the best quality of fastener from the beginning.

Access Assembly Technology Expert

Bossard application engineers are full of process optimization, continuous innovation, and efficiency knowledge. When you partner with us, you’ll open the door to each of these factors to gain a competitive edge in manufacturing.

The Bossard Three-Stage Methodology

Using an innovative three-stage methodology centered around slashing costs and reducing production time, we guide each project from product concept to production.

  1. From the beginning, we incorporate a focus on fastening joints to ensure perfect products.
  2. We will work to fine-tune your fastening process to perfection with proven methodologies, smart sensors, and industrial analytics.
  3. At Bossard, we believe in sharing our expert knowledge with those we serve. We are proud to be experts in the science of fastening.

Assembly Technology Expert Services

From beginning to end, our Assembly Technology Expert specialists will work to help you achieve the most intelligent solution for all fastening challenges. A few key services we offer include:

Ready to learn more? Contact Bossard today at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com.

 

 

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