Fahey, Jonathan
September 2005
Forbes Asia;9/19/2005, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p54
The article focuses on the threaded plastic fastener invented by Kenneth LeVey, a product development director at Illinois Tool Works, to compete with cheaper screws invented by offshore rivals. The equipment is able to grip on plastic parts specifically on automobile parts. LeVey designed dies capable of pressing intricate patterns onto the thread similar to a technology used to create injection molds. The fastener offers advantages to automobile manufacturers.


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