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...
Stronger Bolts, Stronger Structures

Stronger Bolts, Stronger Structures

It stands to reason that if you want stronger structures you need to build them with stronger components, such as high strength bolts. That means bolts manufactured with some grade of steel, chosen for the tensile strength generally required for the application and...
Plating Fasteners: Beauty and Brawn

Plating Fasteners: Beauty and Brawn

Fasteners come in all kinds of alloys, materials, and finishes. In fact, there are a number of ways you can customize your fasteners to create unique characteristics that fit your requirements. One of the most popular and versatile treatments used for fasteners is...