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Specifying Captive Panel Screws by Design

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Cabe Atwell
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Re: really cool fasteners
Cabe Atwell   7/31/2013 7:23:49 PM
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I wish everything used these types of fasteners. I could have saved countless hours of looking for the tiny screws I've dropped on many a floor. 

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: really cool fasteners
Ann R. Thryft   3/8/2013 3:15:14 PM
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Thanks for sharing your experience, Nancy, I think that's a good example and easy to visualize.

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CE requires them
TJ McDermott   3/6/2013 11:12:27 AM
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I'm pretty sure newer CE regulations require captive fasteners on industrial machinery covers, in the hopes that covers will be replaced using all the fasteners required by the cover.

Without these, covers are almost always replaced with a single fastener, just enough to keep it from falling to the floor.

Tim
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Nice fasteners
Tim   2/28/2013 7:22:57 PM
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These fasteners are a well designed solution for dealing with sheet goods. Some may appear in my next application.

Nancy Golden
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really cool fasteners
Nancy Golden   2/27/2013 11:19:07 AM
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I enjoyed this article - I really like these types of fasteners and would love to see them in more designs. My laptop was acting cranky the other day and when I examined the bottom I could see lots of dust lodging in the fan grill. I decided to take the bottom panel off to blow it out and it was such a delight when I discovered it had captive panel screws. I kept telling hubby how cool they were as I unscrewed each one and didn't have to worry about chasing small bits of hardware!

Greg M. Jung
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Great Applications
Greg M. Jung   2/26/2013 6:28:01 PM
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I have designed in many captive fasteners over the years and found these design solutions to be very effective.  They are versatile and offer many advantages (as listed in the article).

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