The Importance of Understanding Tensile Strength

The Importance of Understanding Tensile Strength

Tensile strength is a critical aspect of any fastener, especially when it comes to bigger bolts, such as hex bolts, socket Hd bolts, or cap screws. Tensile strength is defined as the ability to withstand loads on the fastener, whether that load is light or very heavy....

Fasteners in the Boating Industry

Fasteners in the Boating Industry

Fasteners are used in various ways in boats; from securing seats and floors to holding together the hull and deck. They come in various materials, including stainless steel, brass, and nylon. Each material has its benefits and drawbacks. Depending on the boat's...

Maintaining Quality During Difficult Economic Times

Maintaining Quality During Difficult Economic Times

It has been a trying time for businesses worldwide, but Electronic Fasteners has managed to maintain quality throughout. Although some parts are temporarily unavailable and shipping is long-delayed, customers understand the gravity of the situation and have been...

The Effects of Heat on Fastener Strength

The Effects of Heat on Fastener Strength

When it comes to fasteners, there are a variety of materials that can be used, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Warping, weakening, and rusting are just a few of the potential dangers of over-heated fasteners. But no matter the material, heat will always...

The Growing Demand for Metric Fasteners in America

The Growing Demand for Metric Fasteners in America

As the world becomes more connected and reliant on global trade, it's essential to consider the metric system and its use in other countries. Metric fasteners are commonly used in manufacturing and construction projects worldwide, but due to resistance to change in...

VMI: Gain Better Control of Your Parts Inventory

VMI: Gain Better Control of Your Parts Inventory

For many companies, inventory control can be a challenge. The goal is to not sit on excess raw material, tying up large amounts of cash and space, but also not run short, halting production and losing time and money. Having the bare minimum amount of inventory to...

Fastener Head Styles: Different Designs for Different Uses

Fastener Head Styles: Different Designs for Different Uses

Fasteners come in an almost breathtaking array of head styles, each designed to work in a specific application, many to provide a decorative appearance as well. In addition to differences in head styles and dimensions that must be considered, there is also the driver...

Fastener Head Styles: Different Designs for Different Uses

How Temperature Affects Fasteners

When designing construction projects or equipment for any application involving very low or high temperatures, it’s especially important to consider the effects these temperatures will have on fasteners and the metals used to manufacture them. There are many fastening...

Kitting: The secret to faster, more efficient product assembly

Kitting: The secret to faster, more efficient product assembly

Manufacturers who assemble multi-component products in-house or ship them to customers for assembly can waste time, money, and effort constantly gathering and organizing the various fasteners needed to successfully complete product assembly. Kitting is the secret to...