When handling firearms, safety is paramount. To operate a gun safely, it is imperative that it be equipped with a trigger locking mechanism; this is where dowel pins come into play. Dowel pins lay against both the inside and outside of trigger guards in order to restrict them. Of course, since there is no such thing as a “universal” dowel pin, the question that often gets raised, is: how do you know which kind of dowel pin you need for your firearm(s)? Click here to read more
“For the want of a nail the shoe was lost,
For the want of a shoe the horse was lost,
For the want of a horse the rider was lost,
For the want of a rider the battle was lost,
For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost,
And all for the want of a horseshoe-nail.”
Even as someone who is in an industry that uses dowel pins, and understands their importance, the above proverb by Benjamin Franklin, is a good reminder of why these elements, while physically small, still play such a major role in the overall safe operation and functionality of many of our core systems and solutions.
It’s no secret that the aerospace (aviation, space, and defense) industries are subject to a plethora of regulations…and understandably so. These exacting requirements are imposed by OEMs, public and private sector bodies, both domestic and international, to ensure safety and reliability are achieved. They also serve as a common yardstick by which the supply-chain can be quickly measured.
At first blush, you might not think that dowel pins have a place in the medical industry, let alone a critical one…but you’d be wrong. In fact, dowel pins have a long history in medical applications, particularly in orthopedics (humans and animals) and medical/surgical equipment, worldwide.
The Coronavirus has forever changed the lives of the entire world. Not only are people having to stay home, but many businesses have also shut down. Here in Connecticut, we’re also dealing with a higher infection rate, so a specific focus on slowing the spread has made these mandates even more necessary.
Today, dowel pins are most often used to either join different machine components together or to retain alignment. If you’re in the process of selecting the right dowel pin for your application, then it’s helpful to know the different types of pins and their “fits.”