Semi-finished Materials

Joining screws require neither nuts, nor inserts

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: March 28th, 2011

Remform screws from Arnold Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. (Forchtenberg-Ernsbach, Germany) reduce the overall assembly cost of plastic parts because they do not require nuts or inserts. They furthermore ensure the highest levels of assembly security, due to a specific design that creates a large difference between the forming torque and the stripping torque. The main application of Remform for plastic parts assembly is the automotive industry.

Tough tool steel

By Stephen Moore
Published: June 3rd, 2009

Toolox tool steel from Hasco (Lüdenscheid, Germany; ) is a prehardened and tempered alternative to the conventional plastic tool steel materials 1.2311 and 1.2312. It boasts exceptionally low residual stresses, enabling nearly distortion-free machining, and features high toughness (1080 N/mm2 tensile strength) and high dimensional stability, even at high cutting rates.

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