Future Advancements in Fastener Technology

Future Advancements in Fastener Technology

Every industry strives to produce new products using the latest technological advancements to make them better, faster, stronger, smaller, lighter, and more reliable and the fastener industry is no different. What makes the fastener industry unique, though, is how...

What is the Story With US/Metric Units of Measure?

What is the Story With US/Metric Units of Measure?

Today the United States finds itself in a unique position regarding units of measure. A growing number of domestic companies and organizations have embraced the metric system – sort of. In fact, there are only three countries that do NOT use the metric system entirely...

The Importance of Quality Control

The Importance of Quality Control

Quality control is a key consideration for anyone specing and purchasing assembly components because any product or piece of equipment is only as good as the parts going into it. For most businesses this means looking for suppliers with ISO 9000 family of standards...

Choosing the Right Stainless Steel Fasteners

Choosing the Right Stainless Steel Fasteners

Before choosing a particular grade of stainless steel for your fasteners, you should first determine the conditions to which they’ll be exposed. For example, do you need a fastener that will stand up to the corrosive effects of salt air or water? In that case, 316...

Nuts & Bolts: A History

Nuts & Bolts: A History

Nuts and bolts, one of the most basic and foundational sets of fastening products that, quite literally, holds the world together, were the offspring of the original screw thread invented by the ancient Greeks. Historic research has revealed that screws and...

Made to Print: Custom Fasteners for Your Products & Applications

Made to Print: Custom Fasteners for Your Products & Applications

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0un9hOchDso Custom fastener applications are commonplace in a wide range of industries and manufacturing situations. Custom – or “made-to-print” – fasteners are often preferred by manufacturers to accommodate special conditions,...

How Engineers Impact Purchasing

How Engineers Impact Purchasing

For many industries, applications, and companies, purchasing is not a mission-critical process. Often a lower cost or quality component will work just fine in a product that might be disposable or not subject to high standards of reliability, endurance, or...

Entering Our 7th Decade of Business

Entering Our 7th Decade of Business

2021 marks the beginning of our 7th decade of providing the highest quality fasteners and fastener-related products to a wide range of industries and businesses across the country. Since opening our first office and warehouse on Melcher Street in Boston back in 1960,...

Tamper-proof Screws

Tamper-proof Screws

Virtually every industry has some kind of product or assembly that requires fasteners that are difficult to remove. There is a wide range of sizes and materials, but only two basic types: tamper-proof and tamper resistant. While they sound the same, they are slightly...

The New 3M™ Temflex Vinyl Tapes

The New 3M™ Temflex Vinyl Tapes

Vinyl tape is one of those essential, go-to products that’s in virtually every toolbox and on every workbench and workstation across the country. But, like every other hardware-related product, there’s the cheap stuff and then there are the high-quality, reliable...