Making the right connections
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Moisture and acetic acid are the biggest threat to metals being used with timber. Richard White explains the importance of correct specification.
Article from Timber 2019 Industry Yearbook
Fabrics are joined using a wide variety of techniques. Recent developments in the fields of materials technology and lasers now allow the potential of laser welding - called ClearweldÂ® - to be used for joining fabrics in the furniture industry.
The Furnitureweld project was carried out by FIRA in...
Timber designers usually consider connection design to be the most difficult area in timber engineering. The traditional mechanical fasteners for structural timber are divided into two groups depending on how they transfer the forces between the connected members - 'dowel-type fasteners' and 'metal connectors'.
This Wood Information Sheet (WIS)...
The term 'timber engineering hardware' encompasses a diverse range of metal components made of steel plate, sheet or strip, which are used to connect timber members together, usually in conjunction with dowel-type metal fasteners.
Timber engineering components have widely replaced traditional carpentry joints, due to their ease of use,...