ERA Activity Listings

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Newsletter Summary of the Contents.
1 Description and concept of FERA, The Fastener Quality Act of the USA, Kaizen-the in-place cost story.
2 How to obtain Technical advice and assistance, Standard Tracker.
3 The Fastener Quality Act of the USA-Hot News Flash, Common Fastener Questions Answered.
4 Terminology explained, International System of Units, Standard Tracker.
5 Where Did It Come From? Current trends in traceability.
6 Hand and Arm Vibration (HAV) Update. Growing Awareness of "Vibration white finger."
7 The Elimination of Hexavalent Chrome, Why Do Fasteners Break? All Threads and What to Consider.
8 Description of Clamp Load, DIN Issues New Fastener Handbook Changes, the latest Standard Tracker.
9 Understanding nut strength grades, general understanding of nuts and their strength grades, the Durlok nut and applications, two nuts are better than one.
10 An insight on materials used for fasteners, fretting failures, restricting upper core hardness.
11 Changes and issues regarding the need for compliance within the European directive 'End of Life Vehicles' and the related elimination of hexavalent chrome. [450kb]
Data File Summary of the Contents.
1 Externally Threaded Products-Mechanical Fastener Properties explained.
2 Externally Threaded Products-Mechanical Fastener Property Classes Information Chart.
3 Internally Threaded Products-Mechanical Fastener Properties explained.
4 Internally Threaded Products-Mechanical Fastener Property Classes Information Chart.
5 Materials-Selecting Fastener Materials-stainless steel fasteners.
6 Technical Data and Information-Materials-Stainless Steels.
7 Design of Bolted Joints (1)-Bolt load and elongation behavior.
8 Design of Bolted Joints (2)-Types of Joints.
9 Design of Bolted Joints (3)-Service Loading, loading location, preload, fatigue.
10 Design of Bolted Joints (4)-Service Loading, shear and eccentric loading, multi-fastener joints, vibration, relaxation.
11 Design of Bolted joints (5). Fastener Design Considerations. Fastener product selection considerations. Standard fasteners, product performance features, bearing area benefits, thread engagement, fatigue improvements.
12 Design of Bolted Joints (6)-Fastener Installation and Tightening. Tightening methods, controlling preload, preload control by torque measurement, tools for torque control, summary points on torque-tension relationships.
 
Data File Summary of the Contents.
1 Coefficients of Friction-technical data and information for surface finish, applied load, tightening torque.
2 The strength grade positioning between the two grade systems, the metric system, relative to the US, may help specifiers when combinations of engineered components are delivered around the world.
 
Data File Summary of the Contents.
1 Rolled Thread Machine Screws
2 Self-Tapping Screws
3 Threadforming Screws
4 Self-drilling Screws
5 Washers
6 Sems Washer Units
7 Self-Locking Nuts
8 Rivets
9 Self-Cliniching Fasteners
10 Blind Rivet Fasteners For Metal
 
Data File Summary of the Contents.
1 Hydrogen Embrittlement [93kb]
2 Surface Coating Allowance - Threaded Fasteners
3 Characteristics of the Coefficient of Friction on Bolted Joints, the effects of various surface coatings.
4 Vacuum Deposited Aluminium - Corrosion Protection for Mechanical Fasteners.
September 1999 Surface Coating Information-Courtesy of the Surface Engineering Association.
November 1999 Information on Testing Services for Fasteners- Institute of Spring Technology.
August 2000 Materials Processing News-Courtesy of The Institute of Materials.

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