Archive for "Apr 2012"

27.Apr.2012 Threaded Fasteners : Part 1

How we hold things together matters.  While final fastener choice is usually an engineering and manufacturing decision, a few basic rules about fasteners and understanding how they work helps us to create plausible designs and communicate effectively with other disciplines.  Being able to create logical designs on our own is also essential when working on [...]

22.Apr.2012 Vocabulary

Vocabulary is important in communicating technical details with accuracy. Almost everything has a name and it is helpful to be able to explain and discuss key concepts without pausing to explain every tool, feature function or fastener along the way.   I will be posting weekly vocabulary focusing on specific themes or questions I ran into [...]