Peak Innovations Engineering’s Principal Engineer, John Medcalf, is an industry leader in his work with hydrogen embrittlement susceptibility of case hardened screws. On November 8th, 2018 John will present on the results of his studies at the 14th Annual ASTM F07 Hydrogen Embrittlement Workshop. You can find the abstract for this work here. This ASTM… Read More »
Peak is excited to announce its most recent addition to the team with the purchase of a MC950 from Micro Control, Inc. The purchase of the MC950 unit displays Peak’s commitment to evolving with the industry and remaining on the cutting edge of technology within ultrasonic joint testing and validation. The newest model, MC950, provides… Read More »
Peak’s Principal Engineer, John Medcalf, was featured in a recent article posted to the April 6, 2018 issue of Assembly Magazine, specifically discussing “Why Threaded Fasteners Fail.” John contributed expert testimony on the subject as quoted: “The geometry, material, heat treatment, finish and other factors all play into how well a fastener performs from assembly… Read More »
On Christmas Eve 2015 a 390 ft. tall wind turbine located in the Lemnhult wind farm near Vetlanda Sweden collapsed when the bolts in the tower’s lowermost flange joint, containing one hundred M64 bolts, failed. The incident came into the news recently with the release of the Swedish Accident Investigation Authority’s final report. Based on… Read More »
Peak innovations Engineering is pleased to announce that they have been granted ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), after a thorough assessment and review of its quality management system and competence to perform specific tests. This achievement of A2LA accreditation demonstrates an organization’s competence to manage and perform the… Read More »
Special Meeting at IFI Headquarters In 1986, 17 engineers met at the United Engineering Center in New York for the purpose of establishing an expert group. John Bickford, who organized the meeting, was concerned about the lack of real knowledge about how we use threaded fasteners in our designs. The meeting resulted in the formation… Read More »
Check out John Medcalf and Field’s technical consultant, Chris LiCausi, on this Podcast of Fully Threaded. They discuss Peak and the benefits of testing in joint design. The Peak information starts at 14:30… enjoy!!! http://fullythreaded.com/fch/fullythreaded.nsf/Fastener
The transition from Archetype Joint to Peak innovations Engineering also brought a change in physical location. We are now proudly located about 1.5 hours west of Chicago in Machesney Park, IL.