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Product data sheets: spacers, pins and threaded inserts


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Smooth threaded spacer

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Threaded spacer

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Ground centering spacer

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Compression spacer

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Cylindrical pin

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INTERVIS® slotted threaded insert

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Intervis 3 holes

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Self-tapping sockets - Intervis

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Certifications

Certifications: ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 9001, IATF 16949, Ecovadis

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Our technical terms: fastening systems glossary

Quality

5S

Quality

8D

Methods

APQP

Materials

Steel

Metal alloy whose main chemical element is iron, and whose carbon content does not exceed 2%.
Product

Bearing needle

A bearing needle is a circular metal pin whose diameter tolerance is very precise, i.e. less than 10 microns. The material used for its manufacture is a high-carbon steel identical to that used for bearings. This steel is heat-treated to optimize its hardness.
Functions

Alignment

Action aimed at aligning or positioning a component in relation to one or more others. Several methods can be used for this alignment operation, such as precision pins or splined pins. The use of spacers makes it possible to use the inside diameter for the passage of a screw, and also to achieve weight savings.
Materials

Aluminum

Functions

Anti-creep

Function of a product whose purpose is to prevent deformation of an element.
Mechanical stress

Tear-off

Failure mode of an assembly in which the fastener is extracted from its support under stress (failure of the support or part of the fastener, but no failure of the fastener itself).
Functions

Articulation

In mechanics, a joint is any device allowing free rotation between two parts that are not intended to complete full revolutions.
Process

Assembly

The act of assembling elements to form a whole. The result of combining parts and the fasteners that hold them together.
Product

Centering ring

The centering ring is a hollow cylindrical part whose function is to align 2 parts.
Raw materials

Bars

Raw materials

Threaded bars

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Solid bars

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Tubular bars

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Coils

Process

Grooving

A process that creates a bulge on a cylindrical part to ensure elastic clamping once the part has been assembled. Grooving consists in making 3 bulges or grooves at 120° around an axis.
Machines

Strapping machine

Machine used in industry to form grooves on workpieces
Functions

Centering

Function of a product whose purpose is to position a second element on the same centrally located axis
Quality

Certifications

Mechanical stress

Shear

Mechanical stress, failure of two parts as a result of forces causing one to move relative to the other. Leading to a tendency to tear or split materials
Product

Nail

The nail is a pin with a domed or countersunk head. The nail is also called a solid rivet. It is used to assemble several parts, and its functions are to secure and articulate. Generally, the end of the nail is hammered out after assembly to hold the nail in place and prevent disassembly.
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Grooved nail

A grooved nail is a nail on which a grooving operation is performed. It is defined by standards ISO8742, ISO8747, DIN1476 and DIN1477. The grooved nail is used to secure one part to another. For example, to fasten nameplates to the frame of a machine.
Mechanical stress

Compression

Mechanical stress, two forces applied towards each other, leading to a tendency to crush materials
Process

Design

Design consists in creating parts and structures while taking technical constraints into account.
Process

Packaging

Operation consisting of placing manufactured products in their storage and delivery packaging.
Process

Decolletage

Method of producing a part by automatic metal-cutting machining using a series of cutting tools.
Product

Sockets

A bushing, synonymous with a spacer, is a rigid cylindrical part that can have 3 functions. The first is to join two others and keep them at a fixed distance apart. The second is to center or align 2 components, in which case the outer diameter of the spacer must be very precise, to the order of ten microns. Finally, the third function, known as compression spacer, is designed to reinforce a component, usually of lesser strength than the spacer, i.e. plastic. In the second and third functions, the spacer is hollow, i.e. a screw passes through its inside diameter, which may also be the case for the first function.
Methods

EI

Process

Eco design

Eco-design involves integrating environmental protection into the design of a mechanical part. Its aim is to reduce the environmental impact of products throughout their life cycle.
Product

Threaded spacer

The threaded spacer is a rigid cylindrical part with one or more threaded holes. The threaded spacer is used to space two elements and maintain spacing. They are also used to support and secure loads.
Product

Spacer

A spacer is a rigid cylindrical part that can have 3 functions. The first is to join two others and keep them at a fixed distance apart. The second is to center or align 2 components, in which case the spacer's outside diameter must be very precise, to the order of ten microns. Finally, the third function, known as compression spacer, is designed to reinforce a component, usually of lesser strength than the spacer, i.e. plastic. In the second and third functions, the spacer is hollow, i.e. a screw passes through its inside diameter, which can also be the case for the first function.
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Smooth threaded spacer

The smooth threaded spacer or smooth threaded bushing is a rigid, hollow cylindrical part with a threaded outer diameter and a smooth, drilled inner diameter. The smooth threaded spacer can be overmolded in a plastic part with the same function as a compression limiter.
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Threaded spacer Threaded

The threaded spacer is a rigid, hollow cylindrical part with a threaded outer diameter and a threaded inner diameter. The threaded spacer is used to assemble and fasten plastic parts.
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Ground centering spacer

The ground centering spacer or centering sleeve is a hollow cylindrical part whose outside diameter has a very precise tolerance, in the micron range. This element enables extremely precise alignment between 2 parts, e.g. the centering of a cylinder head on an engine block. The recess allows a screw to pass through to secure the parts.
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Compression spacer

The compression spacer or compression limiter is a rigid, hollow cylindrical part whose function is to ensure the integrity of the anchoring zones of a plastic part.
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Threaded spacer

The threaded spacer is a rigid, hollow cylindrical part with a threaded outer diameter. The threaded spacer can be overmolded in a plastic part with the same function as a compression limiter.
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Knurled spacer

The knurled spacer is a hollow cylindrical part with a knurled outer diameter. The knurling holds the spacer in place during assembly. Its function is identical to that of the compression limiter
Methods

Technical / feasibility study

Product

Net inserts

The thread insert is a laminated wire with a diamond-shaped cross-section. The result is two high-precision concentric threads and, in this case, an adjustable internal thread that can be used on both sides. The thread insert is used to replace a damaged thread.
Functions

Mounting

Action of joining two parts together, disassembly still possible
Mechanical stress

Flexion

Mechanical stress, one or more parallel forces in opposite directions, applied at different points on an object, resulting in a tendency to bend or curve materials.
Mechanical stress

Friction

Friction is the resistance to movement between two surfaces in contact.
Quality

Gemba

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Ground pin

The ground pin is a circular metal pin whose diameter tolerance is very precise, i.e. less than 10 microns. This precision is achieved by a secondary grinding operation. This precision will enable the rectified pin to fit perfectly into the housing(s) in which it will be engaged. This precision of a few microns on the diameter can also be used for very precise positioning.
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Pin

A pin is a metal cylinder designed to be subjected to shear stresses that can be either high or low. The permanence of the connection is due to the adhesion between the pin and the assembled parts.
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Cotter pin

The machined pin is a circular metal pin produced by removing chips from its diameter and ends. This machining operation makes it possible to obtain holes, grooves and other shapes on this cylindrical pin.
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Elastic pin

The elastic pin is obtained by bending a strip of metal into a horseshoe-shaped cylindrical pin. A heat treatment is applied to obtain the pin's elasticity.
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Plain pin

Smooth pins are part of the pin family and have no knurled or grooved parts.
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Spiral pin

The spiral pin is obtained by bending a strip of metal into a cylindrical spiral or snail-shaped pin, usually formed from 2 all 1/4. A heat treatment is applied to obtain the pin's elasticity.
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Grooved pins

The splined pin is an "elastic" pin, with 3 grooves at 120°. These grooves, whose diameter is greater than the housing in which the pin is mounted, will close to apply radial tension. This optimizes and secures the pin's hold in its housing(s). Different types of splines are available according to an ISO standard. Depending on the requirements, the definition of the splines must be adapted.
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Cylindrical pins

The cylindrical pin is a circular metal pin whose diameter tolerance is often precise in order to fit perfectly into the housing(s) in which it will be engaged.
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Drive pins

The drive pin connects two moving parts. For example, a pulley on a motor shaft, to drive or activate a belt.
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Knurled pins

The knurled pin is a "rigid" pin thanks to the knurling obtained by upsetting the material. Although the knurling is larger than the housing in which the pin will be inserted, it will become embedded in the material.
Product

Balancing pins

In addition to connecting 2 or more components, the balancing pin balances the assembly.
Functions

Indexation

In mechanics, indexing means imposing precise orientations on a device.
Materials

Stainless steel

A family of steels to which chromium (10.5% minimum) and nickel are essentially added, as well as any other alloying elements (molybdenum, titanium, vanadium, etc.) providing resistance to oxidation and/or corrosion (resistance varies according to the grade of stainless steel and the corrosive environment).
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Insert bfup

A UHPC insert is a cylindrical part obtained by successive screw-cutting operations. The aim of these operations is to obtain a reinforced external thread and internal thread. The UHPC (Ultra-High-Performance Concrete) insert is only molded into a concrete component (UHPC), either to reinforce it or to enable a second component to be assembled by means of a screw that will be secured in the insert's internal thread.
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Threaded insert

A threaded insert is a cylindrical part obtained by successive turning operations. These operations are designed to produce an external thread and an internal thread. In this way, the threaded insert can be assembled into a component, either to reinforce it or to enable a second component to be assembled by means of a screw that will be secured in the thread of the insert.
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3-hole threaded insert

A 3-hole threaded insert is a cylindrical part obtained by successive screw-cutting operations. These operations produce an external thread and an internal thread. In addition, 3 holes are drilled on the outside diameter to cut the materials into which the insert is placed by self-tapping. The 3-hole insert can thus be assembled into a plastic or metal component, either to reinforce it or to enable a second component to be assembled by means of a screw which will be secured in the insert's thread.
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Wooden threaded insert

A wood insert is a cylindrical part obtained by successive screw-cutting operations. These operations are designed to obtain an external thread specific to its installation in wood, as well as an internal thread. The WOOD insert will only be installed by self-tapping in wooden materials, either to reinforce it or to enable the assembly of a second component using a screw that will be secured in the insert's thread.
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Concrete threaded insert

A concrete threaded insert is a cylindrical part obtained by successive screw-cutting operations. The aim of these operations is to obtain a reinforced external thread and internal thread. The concrete threaded insert will only be overmolded into a concrete component (either to reinforce it, or to enable a second component to be assembled using a screw that will fit into the insert's internal thread).
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Standard threaded insert

A standard threaded insert is a cylindrical part obtained by successive screw-cutting operations. The aim of these operations is to obtain a standardized external thread and internal tap, i.e. the dimensions of the threads and taps correspond to international standards. In this way, the threaded insert can be assembled into a component, either to reinforce it or to enable a second component to be assembled by means of a screw that will be secured in the thread of the insert.
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Knurled insert

A knurled insert is a cylindrical part obtained by successive turning operations. These operations are aimed at obtaining a precise external profile, such as knurling, grooving and internal tapping. In this way, the knurled insert can be assembled into a plastic component, either to reinforce it or to enable a second component to be assembled by means of a screw which will engage in the insert's internal thread. Knurled inserts can be installed in a number of ways, including hot-molding, overmolding and press-fitting.
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Plastic insert

A plastic insert is a cylindrical part produced by successive screw-cutting operations. The aim of these operations is to obtain a precise external profile, such as knurling, grooving, flattening and internal threading. In this way, the threaded insert can be assembled into a plastic component, either to reinforce it or to enable a second component to be assembled by means of a screw which will be secured in the thread of the insert. Plastic inserts can be overmolded, hot-molded, ultrasonically bonded, screwed or simply pressed into place, in the same way as a pin.
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Overmoulded insert

An overmolded insert is a cylindrical part, or one with a hexagonal or prismatic profile, obtained by successive screw-cutting operations. These operations are aimed at obtaining a precise external profile, such as knurling, grooving and internal tapping. In this way, the insert can be overmolded into a plastic component, either to reinforce it or to enable a second component to be assembled by means of a screw that will engage in the insert's internal thread.
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Hot-melt insert

A hot-rolled insert is a cylindrical part produced by successive turning operations. The aim of these operations is to obtain a precise external profile, such as knurling, grooving and internal tapping. In this way, the insert can be assembled into a plastic component, either to reinforce it or to enable a second component to be assembled by means of a screw which will be secured in the insert's internal thread. Two types of hot-installation are available: heating tip installation and ultrasonic installation,
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Self-tapping inserts

A self-tapping insert is a cylindrical part obtained by successive screw-cutting operations. These operations are aimed at obtaining an external thread as well as an internal thread. The self-tapping insert can have a longitudinal slot which enables it to be fitted by self-tapping. In this way, the INTERVIS can be assembled into a component, either to reinforce it or to enable the assembly of a second component using a screw that will be secured in the insert's thread.
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Intervis

An INTERVIS is a cylindrical part obtained by successive screw-cutting operations. These operations are designed to produce an external thread as well as an internal thread. The INTERVIS also has a longitudinal slot which enables it to be installed by self-tapping. In this way, INTERVIS can be assembled into a component, either to reinforce it or to enable the assembly of a second component using a screw which will be secured in the insert's thread.
Quality

Kaizen

Materials

Brass

Yellow, highly ductile and malleable alloy of copper and zinc in variable proportions.
Methods

Series launch

Quality

Lean manufacturing

Product

Compression limiter

A compression limiter is a rigid, hollow cylindrical part whose function is to ensure the integrity of the anchoring zones of a plastic part. The compression limiter is also known as a spacer or bushing. In an assembly of plastic parts, the underside of the screw head rests against the compression limiter, thus preventing the plastic from deforming.
Process

Delivery

Shipping parts to our customer
Machines

Cam machines

Materials

Specific materials

Process

Modeling

Modeling consists of representing a part or a set of parts in 3D form using CAD software.
Quality

PDCA

Quality

PISCAR

Product

Special parts

Mechanical part whose shape and size are not defined by an ISO standard
Methods

PPAP

Product

Counters

Cylindrical mechanical part
Product

Centering pins

Cylindrical mechanical part ensuring alignment between 2 parts. It also helps absorb shearing forces.
Product

Setting pins

Cylindrical mechanical part with multiple functions. The adjustment pin can be used to modify the spacing between 2 parts, for example
Product

Assembled parts

Set of parts positioned and fixed together by means of fasteners such as bushes, pins, rivets, screws...
Functions

Positioning

Action aiming at putting in a defined position a component compared to another, Several processes are usable for the positioning or the alignment such as pins of precision or splined pins but also welding, sticking etc......the use of a splined pin allows the disassembling of the whole of the components and the reuse of the splined pin.
Quality

QHSE

Quality

QRQC

Quality

REACH

European Regulation "Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of CHemicals", concerning the establishment of a single integrated system for the registration, evaluation and authorization of chemical substances in the European Union.
Quality

CSR

Process

Rectification

Finishing operation using a grinding wheel to improve the surface finish of a part and obtain tight tolerances of a few microns of a millimeter.
Functions

Tapping reinforcement

Addition of a metal element in a soft material (e.g. plastic) to extend the assembly/disassembly resistance of threaded elements.
Functions

Load resistance

In mechanics, load resistance is the ability of one or more components, such as pins, to withstand forces such as compression, shear and elongation.
Product

Rivet

A rivet is a permanent fastening element. The rivet is a cylindrical part with a head. Once assembled, the end is deformed to prevent disassembly.
Functions

Rotation

Rotational motion is performed by a part or object moving along a circular path around an axis.
Methods

SMED

Process

Customer satisfaction

A consumer's state of contentment following the purchase of a product or service.
Process

Simulation

Mechanical simulation is software used to verify the stresses in an assembly under a defined load during the product design period. It helps avoid any functional incidents during the product's lifetime.
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