Panel fixings?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by aawills, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. aawills
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    We are product designers with a speciality in architectural hardware. Out of frustration with existing panel fixings for interior panelling in buildings we designed some new ones called Button-fix. I'm always fascinated to see the diverse and unintended uses for them and am curious to know if boat builders would use them in their interiors. If any of you would be willing to take a look and let me know how appropriate they are for boats I'd be very grateful.
     

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    gonzo Senior Member

    Do you have a link to a brochure and specification sheet?
     
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    waikikin Senior Member

    Looks like a great product, I like the on job witnessing of button positioning.
    Jeff.
     
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    I don't have any boat related application in mind, but I do make quite a few carved signs, and it'd be cool for that.
     

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    Button-fix

    If you look on the where to buy page on www.button-fix.com there are two dealers in the States:

    Eco Supply Centre
    2115 Westmoreland Street, Richmond, VA 23230
    Phone: 1-800-883-7005
    Fax: 866-848-0392
    Email: orders@ecosupplycenter.com

    And for Canada and the US:

    Lee Valley Tools Ltd.
    P.O. Box 6295, Station J, Ottawa, ON K2A 1T4
    Phone +1 613 596 0350 to place an order or Email customerservice@leevalley.com

    If you use them in an interesting project I'd love to have photos and feedbackthat we could use in our design portfolio. See www.wills-watson.co.uk

    See the test results too: breaking point of the Type 1 is 350kg (770lb), Shear point for Type 1 Bonded is 325kg (715lb) when bonded to galvanised steel using Permabond.
     
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