White Paper: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Selecting the Optimal Washer Solution for Assembly Applications
Efficient, accurate assembly and fastening processes are critical in manufacturing applications, as they ensure the right parts or components are utilized to build, sort or package products in a variety of applications, including the automotive, medical, aerospace and appliance sectors.
While every assembly and fastening process requires a variety of components for successful operation, washers are a vital component. Washers are critical to the operation of virtually every machine or device with moving parts. They perform a variety of functions beyond securing bolts, nuts, screw and rivets, including insulate, seal, lock, space, improve appearance, provide spring take-up, align and distribute loads.
With what appears to be almost limitless varieties of washers available, it is important to select the most optimal type of washer for a specific application. Failure to specify the correct washer can result in machine downtime and associated lost production costs. Learn more with our white paper.
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