TR Fastenings says its latest product launch of compression limiters has been developed to meet the growing global demand from multi-sector manufacturers developing products using plastics, particularly in the EV space.
Compression limiters reduce the stress that’s generated by traditional threaded fasteners. Demand has mainly been driven by the automotive sector, and applications in the energy and general industrial sectors where high load bearing plastic components are used and have also contributed to the surge in worldwide demand.
Compression limiters are used extensively in composites and plastic mouldings as through holes help reduce the stress generated by conventional fasteners. These non-threaded inserts are commonly used in applications where a compressive load is applied to a plastic assembly to prevent the integrity of the plastic being compromised.
These products are used extensively in electric vehicles and the battery housings. As changes in mobility are changing the industry at pace TR Fastenings says it is ideally positioned to meet demand, whilst also providing technical and design assistance.