SMLease Design

Mechanical Product Design & Development Partner

Blog posts : "fasteners"

How To Join Sheet Metal Parts

There are several options like screws, rivets, welding, adhessive, Clinching / tox round joint, folding, are some of commonly used sheet metal parts joining techniques. Selection of best process for joining sheet metal parts depends on the material, its thickness and application.

This guide will give you an overview of the techniques used to join / assembly sheet metal parts

You can contact us for mechanical design services and for any support related to sheet metal assembly process design, sheet metal part design.


Screw Joints

Screws are most commonly used method to make removable joints between two sheet metal parts. Self-Tapping sheet metal screws and machine screws are used to join sheet metal parts.


Self Tapping Sheet Metal Screws

This is most …

Read more

Types Of Washers & Their Application

Washer is a disk shaped thin plate with a centre hole used to distribute the load of a threaded fastener. Washers are also used as spacer, spring, for distributing load, pre-loading screws, to reduce vibration (rubber washer). Washers are made of metal, plastic, rubber or fiber.

Washers can be categorised in three types : Plain Washer, Spring Washer, Lock Washer

Plain Washer

Plain Washer are used to distribute load to prevent damage to the surface being assembled. Plain (Millar) washers are also used to provide electrical insulation.

Flat washer / Type A plain washer 

Flat Washer / Plain Washer are thin, flat, and circular washers used with screw, nut or a bolt to distribute load to relatively larger area.

Flat washers sometimes also used to secure a rel…

Read more

2 Blog Posts

Latest Posts

Page Counter