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

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“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 […]

When to Use Plastic Washers

Plastic Washers

A washer isn’t just a washer. If you work in the manufacturing or construction industries, you know exactly what we’re talking about. You have to choose from: Plain washers feature a flat, round surface with various hole diameters and material thicknesses Spring and locking washers feature curves, waves, or uneven surfaces, depending on your needs […]

Halar® ECTFE Coated Fasteners

Halar ECTFE Coated fasteners

Sometimes, it isn’t really about the material used to make the screw or the fastener itself. Instead, it’s about the coatings that are used on fasteners to provide them with additional features that you won’t find on regular old screws that you can get at the hardware store. These kinds of coatings can allow fasteners […]