Experience

The members of AFS Advanced Fastening Solutions GmbH have many years of experience in fastening related issues like development, manufacturing, quality management and innovation management. Numerous national, European and international projects in related fields have been performed successfully.

 

Research

In cooperation with MVP at Siegen University there is a permanent engagement in research of latest fastening technologies such as

  • avoiding functional deficiencies during operation

e.g. preload relaxation, self-loosening, corrosion, fatigue

  • highly dynamic assembly processes with enhanced precision

e.g. avoiding too high preload deviation or stick-slip-effects

  • fastening of components made of new materials like light metals, fiber-reinforced plastics, heat resistant alloys

e.g. fastening of components with aluminum screws or fastening of standardized fiber components

The research progress is reflected through numerous qualified publications due to modern threaded fastening systems and their requirements. (See full list of publications).