A Compression limiter is a non-threaded insert that are commonly used in applications where a compressive load is applied to a plastic assembly. The compression limiter strengthens the plastic component and withstands the compressive force that is applied when a mating screw is tightened. The integrity of the plastic component is not compromised by the load that is applied. Plastic always exhibits stress and strain relaxation under even modest loads. Because of that reason compression limiter are required to increase the joint integrity and this paper presents the guidelines to design an effective compression limiter which would ensure its effectiveness in the plastic assembly thereby improving the overall joint integrity.

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A Compression limiter is a non-threaded insert that are commonly used in applications where a compressive load is applied to a plastic assembly. The compression limiter strengthens the plastic component and withstands the compressive force that is applied when a mating screw is tightened. The integrity of the plastic component is not compromised by the load that is applied. Plastic always exhibits stress and strain relaxation under even modest loads. Because of that reason compression limiter are required to increase the joint integrity and this paper presents the guidelines to design an effective compression limiter which would ensure its effectiveness in the plastic assembly thereby improving the overall joint integrity.