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Celebrating our 60th Anniversary

Celebrating our 60th Anniversary

In February 1960, Electronic Fasteners Inc. (EFI) opened its first office and warehouse at 63 Melcher Street, Boston, in 3,500 square feet of basement space leased from the Boston Wharf Company. From its very first mailing announcing the company’s formation, EFI...

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When should I use self-locking fasteners

When should I use self-locking fasteners

​Self-locking fasteners, also known as self-clinching fasteners, are a class of fasteners that, once threaded into a softer, ductile metal, is held in place by means of a serrated clinching ring, knurl, ribs, or hex head which prevents the fastener from turning in the...

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Steel Fasteners vs. Stainless Steel Fasteners

Steel Fasteners vs. Stainless Steel Fasteners

One question we get asked a lot around here is, “what type of steel fastener is better for my application?” The question refers to steel vs. stainless steel because they are different. Let’s see why. Steel is an alloy made out of iron and...

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The Prices of Fasteners

The Prices of Fasteners

When President Trump imposed tariffs on over $250 billion worth of Chinese goods beginning late last year, economic repercussions affecting prices were set in motion that are still being felt by a wide range of industries, businesses, and consumers...

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