• MATERIALS

    THE COMPARISON OF THE KNOWN MODELS OF SELF-TAPPING SCREW JOINTS

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 11 (2017), Issue 5, pg(s) 240-245

    During the latest decades the polymer pieces have been appearing in the different areas of the industry. Nowadays polymer and composite materials are used not only as covering but as the material of concrete mechanical elements as they have a wide workable and usability spectrum. The pieces made of polymer materials in the telecommunication industry take an honoured place. It is because they are good insulators, they are light, and cheaper than the metal materials. In the European Union it is a regulation that the most of the pieces must be recyclable. It means not only the reuse of the raw material but the recycle of the pieces. So the new and economical types of connection in the polymer pieces have appeared, and their examination have become important, too. Detailed technical literature is available for self-tapping screwed joints applied on thermoplastic polymers and duromers. The screwed joints’ aspects (screw geometry, binding strength, parameters of assembly, possibilty of automatization) have been examined by way of experiments and by theoretical models. On the basics of these experimental investigations they have created application-oriented connections which give an important fact to the calibration of the self-tapping screwed joints and to the choice of the material. The aim of this essay is to make a basis for the further research by the comparison of known experience and theory so as to create a more developed, and extended model with more parameters.