When you think about building a product you will no doubt think about all of the different parts that your assembly workers will need to put together. These could be parts of a chassis or internal components. What you may not have spent too much time considering is exactly how each of these different elements will be attached. Some of these parts could be riveted into place, others may be glued or taped where you need them but a lot of them will undoubtedly need nuts and bolts to ensure that they remain fixed in the correct location.
Do the nuts and bolts matter?
One of the most common misconceptions about nuts and bolts is that they are all more or less similar. You might think that you can use any nuts and bolts as long as they are capable of holding together the two items you want to connect. In fact, using nuts and bolts is more complicated than that, and you must make the right choices or you could find that your product fails much sooner than you would expect. To create a strong connection you must consider the nuts and bolts that you use but you will also need to think about where the nuts and bolts will be used.
Where are you placing the connection?
Nuts and bolts are most commonly used to join together two or more pieces of metal and that can sometimes create a problem. You might select the perfect nuts and bolts for your product but the product could still fail because of where you have placed the bolt hole. When planning the placement of the holes, you must think about how strong the metal is and how much force is being applied to the bolt. You may find that if excess pressure is applied then while the nuts and bolts will hold firm the metal will tear if the hole is too close to the edge.
Matching the nuts and bolts to the job
When selecting your nuts and bolts you must ensure that the bolt is long enough to accommodate the thicknesses of the materials being used as well as the nuts and washers you must include, but it is the thickness of the bolt that is often more critical. The bolts you choose must be thick enough to withstand whatever shearing force is applied to them; the thicker the materials being joined, the greater the shearing force will often be.
For more information, contact a nuts and bolts supplier.Share
24 November 2020
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