Focus on Automotive Lightweighting Spurs Innovation


automotive lightweighting with plastic

Image thanks to Sarah Harman  The plastic screw and fastener industry has seen unprecedented growth due to the current need to meet automotive lightweighting innovation. Lightweighting. It is a concern for everyone in the automobile industry. The focus is of every participant in the industry is to build cars that are lighter, and in turn […]

World Demand Drives The Fastener Market to New Heights


world demand for fasteners

The ever strengthening global market for goods can only mean one thing for fastener demand . Things are heading up. The more the world economy produces, the more fasteners will be needed to make that production possible. Projected Future Growth of Approximately $84 Billion An eagerly anticipated report by Global Industry Analysts forecasts a growing […]

Where Would the World be Without Fasteners


Role of plastic fasteners within 3D printing

3D Printing May Influence Change in The Fastener Industry Image Designed by Freepik In this modern day and age, where would we be without plastic fasteners? Today they are used in the automobile industry, aeronautics, space development, food and drug development and many other areas. It is surprising!  We use plastic fasteners or plastic composite […]

Can Plastic Fasteners Save Your Business Money?


Saving money with fasteners

Sometimes, the smallest things can make huge differences where business, efficiency, and profits are concerned. While plastic fasteners may seem like a tiny thing to worry about, they can actually save your business quite a bit of money if you know how to use them right. Plastic fasteners are often the product of choice vs […]

It’s all in the little details: Choosing the right fastener for your product


Visit Kickstarter on any given day, and you’ll see close to three to four thousand projects. A t least a few hundred of them are product design or manufacturing related. And it is this that shows us that startup companies are changing the world in unusual, exciting and groundbreaking ways. Many of these life changing […]

After the Design process: Building your first 3D Prototype Using Plastic Fasteners


storm clouds

“Fasten your seat belts, we are experiencing some turbulence as we move through this cloud cluster,” the pilot announced while I was on a flight back from an Ansys conference in Pennsylvania last month. The lady next to me leaned over and said, “ I never really understand what that means.” It was her puzzlement that reminded […]

A Screw is No Longer Just a Screw: Coated Fasteners


Coated Fasteners

A Screw is No Longer Just a Screw: Coated Fasteners bring technology to the lowly fastener Cutting edge technology  reaches much further than you can ever imagine, touching even the lowly and rather mundane screw. And  many industries now require that fasteners have increased strength, and better resistance to extreme temperatures, that they help create smooth […]