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Threaded Fastener Loosening

Threaded Fastener Loosening by:Dave Archer | Principal Engineer Peak Innovations Engineering9934 N. Alpine Rd., Suite 104Machesney Park, IL 61115 USA A common frustration of threaded fastener suppliers is their customers pointing to their fastener as the cause of...

Thinking About the Unthinkable

Thinking About the Unthinkable by:Dave Archer | Principal Engineer Peak Innovations Engineering9934 N. Alpine Rd., Suite 104Machesney Park, IL 61115 USA Recently, I was asked to serve as an expert witness in a case where a catastrophic bolted joint failure led to...

Dissecting the Nut Factor

Dissecting the Nut Factor by:Dave Archer | Principal Engineer Peak Innovations Engineering9934 N. Alpine Rd., Suite 104Machesney Park, IL 61115 USA A RIDDLE, WRAPPED IN A MYSTERY, INSIDE AN ENIGMA It is recognized we measure torque when tightening threaded fasteners...