Engineering Capabilities leading to innovative, custom and complete fastener and
Pro/ENGINEER CAD Systems
Advanced CAD systems help ITW engineers shorten the product development cycle of
fastenings systems from several months to days. Pro/ENGINEER is the industry's de
facto standard 3D mechanical design suite. Much of its success can be attributed
to its patent-pending, award-winning technology which spurs engineers to more quickly
and consistently innovate new products. ITW also has full translation capabilities
(CATIA, IDEAS, Unigraphics, etc.) for customer math data exchange.
Finite Element Analysis
The Mechanical Event Simulation package that we use combines the capabilities of
kinematics and FEA to simultaneously replicate motion, flexing, and stresses of
a fastening system during a hypothetical “event.” Engineers at ITW can perform nonlinear
static stress analysis using powerful nonlinear material models to predict deflection,
deformation, and insertion-extraction force data. This allows ITW to optimize the
part design and product performance, and shorten the product development cycle.
Seamless integration with CAD solid models means engineers run simulations and view
results directly on the solid model. The software identifies critical manufacturability
and quality issues and recommends appropriate actions to address those issues. This
ensures ITW will get the design into production as quickly as possible.
With theses tools, ITW engineers are able to take control of their designs early
on, enabling every part and mold concept to be tested for manufacturing feasibility
before the tool is cut.
Moldflow Analysis allows ITW Engineers to determine the best possible manufacturing
scenarios for each design.
Design is optimized for injection molding process to achieve highest CONFIDENCE
OF FILL before tool steel is cut.
Our Engineers are experienced professionals ready to get involved from the initial
concept stages through the final assembly process to develop a product that lives
up to our customer’s expectations. They also understand that design is really “art
and practicality” rolled into one. At ITW Engineered Fasteners, raw creativity,
fashioned by advanced CAD/CAE engineering, tooling, the latest thermoplastic resins,
robotic systems, computers, and high quality through statistical process control,
all contribute to the final product. ITW is organized into more than 400 operating
units, aligned by core businesses. This global organization affords ITW Engineered
Fasteners access to innovative ideas and processes from its affiliated divisions
around the world.