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Maintain Bolt Preload on Electrical Connections Using Belleville Springs

Solon Belleville Springs solve electrical application challenges such as differential thermal expansion (DTE), vibration, embedment relaxation, bolt yield and thermal cycling. Solon Belleville Springs counteract the effects of DTE by maintaining sufficient load on bolted electrical connections to prevent hot spots during and after temperature cycles. After yield and relaxation of joint components, a Belleville spring maintains a consistent sufficient load on the bolted joint.   Did You Know? Properly used Solon Belleville Springs can reduce the loss of preload by a factor of 5X or more and greatly reduce the opportunity for a...

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Manufacturing the Future: Adopting 3D Printing as Best Practice

How 3D printing improves infrastructure productivity by replacing physical delivery of goods with digital transmission will enable growth in markets previously inaccessible. How to optimize responsiveness in manufacturing operations to profitably produce short runs on tight time schedules. How to maximize flexibility in supply across the product life cycle promises to improve customer satisfaction and potentially provide higher margins in long-term...

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