Improvements in the holding strength of CAM fittings used in eccentric joints

 
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Improvements in the holding strength of CAM fittings used in eccentric joints

Vasileiou, Vasileios
Barboutis, Ioannis

Many insert fittings are commonly used in furniture production to join particleboard and MDF. Screws either without or with plastic sockets and cam fittings plastic or metal of many manufacturers, are offered for this kind of joints in the market.Previous researchers have studied the holding strength of insert fittings following the manufacturers recommendations with respect to pilot hole size and the insertion of cam fittings. However, use of cam fittings according to manufacturer recommendations resulted in very low holding strength values. Two simple improvements are presented in this work to increase the holding strength of cam fittings: 1) Gluing of cam fittings with PVAc adhesive, and 2) fixing of cam fittings with screws. Holding strength of cam fittings fixed with screws improved by 40.0% to 46.2% in Pbd, and by 53.8% to 92.2% in MDF whereas, the insertion of cam fittings with PVAc adhesive improved their holding strength by 81.3% to 248.2% in Pbd, and by 82.9% to 265.3% in MDF.

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Cam fittings
Eνθέματα
Λυόμενες συνδέσεις
Holding strength, eccentric joints, improvements
Αντοχή συγκράτησης

Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης (EL)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (EN)

Αγγλική γλώσσα

2009
2009-10-23T10:15:57Z


Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης, Σχολή Γεωπονίας, Δασολογίας και Φυσικού Περιβάλλοντος, Τμήμα Δασολογίας και Φυσικού Περιβάλλοντος

urn:ISSN:18985912
Annals of Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW-Forestry and Wood technology, no.67 [2009] p.19-23 [Published Version]

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