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zklares
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zklares   10/3/2011 8:55:17 AM
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I would be happy to answer any questions regarding the d-snap technology via email @ z.klares@dirak.com.

 

regarding the second comment, yes it replaces those conventional methods of fastening without the use of tools, not even simple tools. our technology reduces assembly costs by 90%, so while your company is struggling to save $.02 on comodity pricing, we can save you $.90 on assembly.

No gimmicks. feel free to email me for samples etc..

plasticmaster
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Re: Fastening
plasticmaster   9/4/2011 8:19:53 PM
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The Tog-L-Loc System is a quick way to fasten thin sheet metal also.

This statement in the article kills me: "...even "design for disassembly" needed for maintenance of the enclosure, or when the product has reached the end of its lifecycle. All these design requirements will have an impact on the final product and will influence the fastening and access hardware selection."

I must work in a vacuum. I know that there are companies out there with the mental foresight to design for disassembly and end of lifecycle. But I certainly haven't seen enough of this logic employed by our auto industry, industrial machines, or even the industrial gaging industry (where I come from). 

This includes how parts are fastened together. (You could easily expand beyond sheet metal)

I'm thinking many designs using manufactured materials, sheet metal included, would look much different if they were designed for disassembly.

I'm sure there's many an article surrounding fastening methods that  Rob Spiegel's blog "Made by Monkeys" could have fun with.

Tim
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Fastening
Tim   8/27/2011 5:42:34 PM
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Quick application with simple tools definitely aids assembly manufacturing.  This fitting seems to be a direct replacement for rivets with simpler installation.  This seens to be a better mousetrap.

Ivan Kirkpatrick
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Big Improvements!
Ivan Kirkpatrick   8/27/2011 1:57:41 PM
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This sounds like a really good application for this technology.  Given all the advantages of the D-SNAP product it would seem to be a no brainer to put this into as many applications as possible.

So what are the drawbacks or cautions one should be aware of when trying to apply this? 

Beth Stackpole
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Sheet metal big CAD focus
Beth Stackpole   8/26/2011 7:46:52 AM
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In covering the design tools area for Design News, I've noticed that sheet metal capabilities seems to be a big focal point for many of the vendors in the space. Many of the latest release are packed with pretty sophisticated capabilities for handling sheet metal design, including some of these newer fastening techniques.



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