Did You Know?

When broken down to the component level, there are approximately 4,500 fasteners in the average automobile, with about 3,500 of them threaded.

Source: Studies by automotive OEM, Munro & Associates, and Archetype Joint


The world market for adhesives and sealants is 20 billion pounds wet ($26.2 billion). The U.S. accounts for 31% of this usage.

Source: Adhesive and Sealant Council


While the fasteners in the U.S. automotive industry are over 90% metric, aerospace is still about 90% English.

Source: Assembly Magazine


Following is the response to the poll question, “Do you see a significant conversion from one joining/fastening method to another in the next five years in the products you are involved in producing or designing”

No: 46%
Yes: 25%
Not Sure: 29%

Source: Appliance Manufacturer (now Appliance Design)

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