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Torquing Loads on Fasteners

Torquing Loads on Fasteners

So what exactly is torque? It’s defined as a twisting force that tends to cause rotation. When a socket is applied to a nut and turned down, the force rotates the bolt. As it tightens, the bolt has a tension stress acted upon it which stretches out the bolt.

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Looking Ahead: Future Fastener Technology

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...

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Nuts in the Fastener World

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...

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Nylon Hardware in the Fastener World

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...

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The Importance of Inspection

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...

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