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    • INNOVATION IN MECHANICAL FASTENING TECHNOLOGY FOR MAINTENANCE FREE JOINTS

      Dr.-Ing. Hans-Albert StaedlerCustomer Engineering Director EuropeArconic Fastening Systems and RingsIndustrial Products, Telford, UK Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings has many years experience in mechanical fasteningtechnologies. Louis Huck (the founder of Huck fasteners) developed in last century in the middle of theforties the very first lock bolt system. The functionality of lock bolt systems is based on cold forming/extrusion technology. A so called collar gets cold formed during installation by an anvil (part of aspecial


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    • TORQUE VS. CLAMP – AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR JOINT INTEGRITY AND VIBRATION RESISTANCE

      For most heavy equipment applications, design engineers have focused on a stable, consistently tight joint for long-term durability and vibration resistance. At the same time, torque has long been the standard by which the tightness, and maybe even the overall integrity, of a joint were measured. This conventional thinking was based on the idea that the more power applied to a nut and bolt assembly in the form of torque, the tighter, more secure, and vibration resistant the joint. And as it turns out, like much conventional thinking, the


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    • THE GUIDING HAND BEHIND ARCONIC FASTENING SYSTEMS AND RINGS

      ‘Jonathan Craven – Arconic’Jonathan Craven holds a B Eng (Hons) in manufacturing engineering and management from the University of Nottingham, and began his career in joining technology working with self piercing rivets.Working in the field of manufacture and development of multiple types of joining technologies and metalformed products throughout his career, he started with Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings in 2008 as engineering manager, taking took on the role of operations director in 2013. As operations director,


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    • THE CASE FOR STRUCTURAL BLIND FASTENERS IN AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS

      The call for lightweighting has led to significant advancements in how we design and construct vehicles.Technology gains have resulted in new and exciting possibilities, but they have also created uniqueproblem sets. The move toward increased aluminum usage in vehicles is one example. While it iswidely accepted that aluminum improves fuel economy and agility, aluminum also poses joint designchallenges. The lessons learned while fastening steel bodies do not translate to the new aluminumjoints, since aluminum behaves differently than steel.


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    • WELDING V FASTENING - VIBRATION RESISTANT, DIRECT-TENSION LOCKBOLTS CHANGE THE EQUATION

      For years, welding was seen as the only way to ensure the integrity of joints in demanding load-bearing or high-vibration structures. So, companies manufacturing heavy-duty equipment or fabricating large, metal structures continued to employ the universally accepted process of welding joints together. However, today there are alternatives to welding, one of the foremost being direct-tension installed, swaged lockbolts, such as the HuckBolts® currently offered by Arconic Fastening Systems. These unique engineered fasteners, proven in such


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    Huck LockBolt and structural blind fasteners

    Huck LockBolt and structural blind fasteners are designed to provide permanent, vibration-resistant, superior-quality joining solutions for use in industrial applications. Click here to find out how Huck products work.

    Because Huck fasteners offer relatively high tensile, shear and clamp properties they are suited to applications where the joints are integral to the structure. Offering a clean and safe alternative to welding and a more efficient fastening method than standard nuts and bolts, Huck fasteners offer benefits which other fastening methods cannot, including quick and easy installation, elimination of re-checking / replacement, and ultimately cost reductions. Key benefits of the Huck system.

    Each Huck fastener has its own unique characteristics ensuring that we have a product for every application. To choose the product that is right for you take a look at the product selector.

    Huck fasteners are used in many industrial markets including truck, trailer, automotive, HVAC, bus, coach, green energy and rail. Click here to find out where Huck fasteners can be used

    Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings are constantly trying to develop new Huck products to meet the diverse and changing customer requirements. The most recent addition to the Huck range is the Huck BobTail, which offers superior performance combined with reduced noise, increased speed and elimination of pintails as well as more efficient and lighter tooling. Click here to find out more.
     

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