Do you ever see a fastener that doesn’t fit sizing templates for ANSI or ASME threads? Chances are you’re looking at British Fasteners.
So nuts to loosen and bolts don’t fall out, designers add a retention feature to the fastener – creating what are called retention fasteners.
A retention fastener solves attachment applications where the design intent is simply to keep two separate materials joined or positioned in a specific arrangement. Retention fasteners can be broken down into two main categories: pin-style and clip-style. Both pins and clips function on the basis of providing a shear barrier to materials sliding out of […]
The fit and function of threaded fasteners is a complex topic, and rightfully so. Screw threads are one of engineering’s most fundamental joining methods, and regardless of the application, we expect threads to hold materials together tightly without failure. One of the metrics used to set the strength and reliability of a thread is its […]
An interview with E & T Fasteners CEO, Eric Lenz about starting in business, what makes it different, and why they sell tens of thousands of fasteners a day.
You may know PTFE coated fasteners by a trademark name: Teflon. Explore the insights into PTFE and this versatile fastener material.
Aluminum is one of the most recognizable materials for fasteners, and with its wide range of benefits there’s little question as to why this is the primary fastener choice for so many applications.
To help your purchasing efforts of structural fasteners, see the review of the most common specifications, details, and procurement nuances.
Learn about Mil-Spec, a term that describes a component to be compliant with US DOD standards of sourcing, fabrication, material, and more.
After selecting the fastener style, material, and finish, the fastener selection process for washdown environments has one final step.