Case Studies —
Fastener Failure Workshop
the spring of 1997 John Grey met with John Jones, then publisher
Technology International magazine, one
of the leading trade publications of the fastener industry.
They had complementary goals in mind.
John Grey wanted to share some of his fastener failure experiences
as an educational benefit to the readers and John Jones was
seeking fresh material and wanted to do something different
from other magazines. Thus began an agreement and twenty-six
consecutive issues of the Fastener Failure Workshop.
Each column, a Case Study, reflects a real situation that
actually happened. Nothing has been fabricated. The studies
take you through the important thought processes needed to
determine why the failures occurred and then what to do to
fix them. You may be able to figure out some of the prominent
companies that were involved, but for legal reasons those will
Enjoy the reading and learning opportunities.