HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
News
Materials & Assembly

Design & Manufacturing Show Features Multiple Assembly Technologies

View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: More than medical
Ann R. Thryft   10/29/2013 2:08:50 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree, Chuck. And as Dave pointed out, they're absolutely fundamental to whether a part, and a system, work at all.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Fasteners with integral o-rings
Ann R. Thryft   8/21/2013 11:59:31 AM
NO RATINGS
You're welcome, Dave. I've written on fasteners a few times before and was surprised at the amazing range that's available, as well as the variety of different materials used in their construction. Protecting against seawater can be a challenge. I don't know what your application is, but I wonder if a combination of fasteners and some of the coatings and adhesives used for extreme environments might work. We covered the latter here http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=237966 http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=237011

Dave Palmer
User Rank
Platinum
Fasteners with integral o-rings
Dave Palmer   8/20/2013 10:09:12 PM
NO RATINGS
Ann, thanks for the focus on fastening technologies.  Too often, engineers (and buyers, and managers) tend to dismiss fasteners as cheap commodity parts.  In reality, a product is only as good as the fastening elements that hold it together.

It was interesting to see the Pattonair Uniseal screws.  I've been looking at ways to seal bolted joints against seawater in a marine environment.  There are many products that incorporate o-ring seals; besides Pattonair's Uniseal screws, Parker's Stat-O-Seal washers come to mind.

Does anyone have any experience with bolted joints that incorporate rubber o-rings? Does using o-rings turn a "hard" joint into a "soft" joint (by reducing the stiffness of the joint relative to the bolt)? What happens over time as the o-ring takes a set? What are the effects on preload retention and vibration loosening?

Maybe these would be good questions for Pattonair at their booth at the show!

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
More than medical
Charles Murray   8/20/2013 6:34:38 PM
NO RATINGS
MD&M is often recognized as a medical show, but it's truly much more than that. As you point out, Ann, a high percentage of the exhibitors are showing assembly and manufacturing technologies that would apply to virtually any manufacturing enterprise.

Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Ford Motor Co. announced plans last week to join an ever-growing number of automakers who intend to produce fully autonomous vehicles in the next five years.
Two new technologies from Stratasys, created in partnership with Boeing, Ford, and Siemens, will bring accurate, repeatable manufacturing of very large thermoplastic end products, and much bigger composite parts, onto the factory floor for industries including automotive and aerospace.
Obtaining the benefits of a fully digital plant requires IoT connectivity and foresight in the planning process.
Optomec's Aerosol Jet systems have now been used by several customers for printing 3D polymer and composite structures at the micron scale with embedded electronics and biomedical applications.
Six big automakers will carry the electric vehicle (EV) battery market to a five-fold sales increase by 2020, a new study says.
More:Blogs|News
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9 | 10


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service