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Marty's Engineering Notebook

This blog is dedicated to sharing helpful tips related to interconnection technology and personal insights accumulated over the past 35 years working in the interconnect technology field. I apologize upfront for any grammatical mistakes. I'm not only an engineer, but a hard rock bass guitarist, who went back to night college at 49 to start and complete his Bachelors Degree. That is all you need to know about me.

  1. Encyclopedia of Screw Machine Pins and Receptacles Vol. I

    Each day I find myself making models, drawings, and illustrations to help support my Sales team and their customers. For the longest time, I've wanted to formally
    assemble my engineering tips and suggestions into a users guide. Or better, into an "Encyclopedia of Pins and Receptacles". To my knowledge, one doesn't exist.
    So I place my claim.

    Inside, I have tried to give specific engineering tips that will help guide engineers through the vast maze of screw ...

    Updated 6th September 2016 at 12:37 by mhoulroyd

  2. Understanding Press-Fit Screw Machine Male Header Pins

    by , 2nd September 2016 at 10:41 (Marty's Engineering Notebook)
    It's 4:30AM, I've been up since 2AM working on an interconnect technology handbook to help my ikey account managers. I'm calling my work "The Encyclopedia of Pins and Receptacles" Vol. I. I've put in over a month worth of late nights working on this. So I think this forum would be a really cool place to introduce these same concepts to other engineers. For the obvious reasons, I've eliminated any part numbers or company identifiers, I am just showing the technology, the advantages ...
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