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What is Nylon Hardware?

It may sound contradictory to mention the compound “nylon” when talking about hardware. After all, isn’t nylon basically a plastic? Well, yes, it is, but nylon has so many favorable characteristics that it’s actually a very good material for manufacturing fastener...
Inventory Solutions for the New Year

Inventory Solutions for the New Year

Many manufacturers today utilize the proven Just-in-Time (JIT) model for inventory management, keeping just enough inventory on hand to keep production rolling without having excessive capital tied up maintaining large quantities of parts in stock. If you own or...
Self-Locking Fasteners

Self-Locking Fasteners

The benefit to most threaded fasteners such as bolts and screws is that they can be installed and uninstalled multiple times to enable the assembly and reassembly of the products in which they are used. The downside is that they can unintentionally loosen and cause...
Where Do Fasteners Come From?

Where Do Fasteners Come From?

Virtually every home and business workshop contains some version of a cigar box or old mayonnaise jar filled with loose screws, nuts, and bolts. Need a fastener for a project or a product? Just shake that container out on the workbench, rummage around, find the right...
Hardening and Tempering in the Fastener Industry

Hardening and Tempering in the Fastener Industry

Anyone who has dealt with various metals and alloys in tools, blades, fasteners, and other metal products has probably run across the terms hardening and tempering. But what exactly do these terms mean and how do they affect metal? To begin with, both of these terms...