How to maintain joint integrity when converting from metal to plastic

07 April 2016

By Christie Jones, market development manager, SPIROL International Corporation

Ref: FFT160407

The weakest sections of many plastic part designs are the joints and assembly points. During screw assembly of mating components, the screw has to be tightened with sufficient torque to produce the recommended axial tension load between the host component and the threads of the screw in order to prevent loosening.