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The Advantages of a VMI Program

The Advantages of a VMI Program

Inventory is one of those necessary evils that every manufacturer seeks to control. 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...

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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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