As digital transformation in industries such as electric vehicles (EV) and automotive electronics continues, the fasteners market is growing too. While this presents many opportunities, it also challenges design engineers to navigate an ever-growing list of products.

Our handy Fasteners Design Handbook will help you confidently excel in your projects. In this blog, we’ll give you an overview of what you need to know about fastener applications in each industry, covering the following industries:

Fasteners in Automotive Electronics

The overall performance of a vehicle’s components depends on the type and quality of the fastener specified at the design stage. Common fastener types for automotive electronics include: 

Various factors should be considered when designing automotive projects to ensure longevity, conductivity and structural integrity, including:

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Fasteners in the Electric Vehicle and Charging Industry

It was reported that electric car sales — including fully electric and plug-in hybrids — doubled in 2021 to a record 6.6 million. As demand in the EV industry continues to grow, so does innovation within the market.

Fasteners are essential for charging units, battery casings and general infrastructure. The standard fasteners used are:

Similar to materials used in the automotive electronics industry, copper, steel and aluminium are the most widely used panel materials in electric vehicle projects.

Fasteners in Data Communications and Telecommunications 

The datacom and telecom industries are pressured to put more technology into compact spaces to combat shorter life cycles and costly resources. Effective fastener application can play an essential part in facilitating this demand.

Using the right fastener can keep equipment strong yet compact. Specific types of fasteners and applications used in this industry include:

A key consideration when designing data and telecom projects is maintaining the performance of the core product. The technology involved must be robust and resilient for your project to work as intended.

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Fasteners in Consumer Electronics

From phones to PC components, wearables and innovative Internet of Things (IoT) products, consumer electronic manufacturers rely on various compact and adaptable fastening solutions. Fasteners used in consumer electronics include:

When designing consumer electronics, you must consider the design and engineering requirements of the application. Unique features engineered into a micro fastener are critical to the project's overall design. 

For deeper insight, you can find all the fastening types and materials for plastic and PC board applications in the Fastener Design Handbook. 

Fasteners in the Medical Sector

Effective fastener solutions in the medical sector are an essential part of facilitating medical innovation. The fasteners used in the medical sector include: 

Stainless steels, carbon steel and aluminium work well in fastening processes when designing medical devices and equipment. 

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