Use of snap-fit fasteners in the multi-life-cycle design of products

R. S. Sodhi, M. Sonnenberg, S. Das

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

9 Scopus citations

Abstract

This paper describes the design and the use of snap-fit fasteners for the multi-life-cycle design of products. The advantages, drawbacks and general design considerations on snap-fits are listed. The paper emphasizes that unlike the design and use of conventional fasteners, every snap-fit used in a product must be designed from scratch. Issues of material strength, fastener geometry, part stiffness, attachment strategy and manufacturability are addressed. This paper also presents the use of compliant mechanisms i.e., design for no assembly in designing a new single piece snap fit fastener, which might be injection molded as a one-piece flexible structure. The conceptual design of a new snap-fit fastener which can be disassembled by using a simple tool is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages160-165
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 7th IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, ISEE-1999 - Danvers, MA, USA
Duration: May 11 1999May 13 1999

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1999 7th IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, ISEE-1999
CityDanvers, MA, USA
Period5/11/995/13/99

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Use of snap-fit fasteners in the multi-life-cycle design of products'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this