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Looking Ahead: Future Fastener Technology

The fastener industry – like most industries – is not standing still. As science, materials, and manufacturing make great strides, fastener technology is keeping pace with them. These are exciting times. Today, the US fastener industry is a multi-billion dollar chunk...

Nuts in the Fastener World

First, let’s have a quick refresher on the unique fastening ability of nuts and bolts. As we all know, a nut is a fastener featuring a threaded hole and is always used with a mating bolt to fasten a stack of parts together. The two components are held together by a...

Nylon Hardware in the Fastener World

Nylon is a synthetic thermoplastic polymer first introduced back in the 1930s. Since then, it has become a highly popular material for an astonishing array of products and applications, including as a polymer for producing fasteners used throughout the...

Why Torquing Your Fastener With the Correct Load is Essential

To the average person, there may not seem to be very much to the process of tightening a nut and bolt – just grab the proper-sized wrench, fit it to the nut, and give it a couple of turns. But to an engineer, the process of tightening a fastener – or “torquing” – is a...

The Importance of Inspection

As leading distributors of a wide range of fasteners for major industries such as aerospace, defense, appliance manufacturing, electronics assembly and others, we take parts inspection very seriously. In fact, a major part of what we do at Electronic Fasteners is...

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 carbon. The carbon percentage...