Dowelpin is a cylindrical rod, usually made from wood, plastic, or metal. In its original manufactured form, a dowel is called a dowel rod.
Do dowel pins add strength?
Wooden Dowel Pins increase both the shear and tensile strength of the joint, particularly if the materials being joined are of lower density. Shear strength is the amount of force required for the materials being joined to slide past each other. Tensile strength is the amount of force required to pull the joint apart.
What is the strongest dowel pin material?
Steel: Steel pins are the strongest dowel pins but will rust over time. Stainless Steel (316, 416, 18-8): Stainless steel pins provide a nice balance of strength and corrosion resistant properties.
What is dowel pin function?
Dowel pins are often used as precise locating devices in machinery. Steel dowel pins are machined to tight tolerances, as are the corresponding holes, which are typically reamed. A dowel pin may have a smaller diameter than its hole so that it freely slips in, or a larger diameter so that it must be pressed into its hole (an interference fit).