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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...

Looking for metric fasteners?

While the United States is one of the last hold-outs for the English system of measurement, metric fasteners are growing in popularity.  In the 1970's there was an effort to increase the use of the metric system here in the US as Congress passed the Metric Conversion...

Military Hardware

If you’re a manufacturer supplying equipment to the US military you know the importance of using high quality mil-spec components and subsystems in your products. Electronic Fasteners has been a go-to supplier of mil-spec fasteners for a wide range of manufacturing...