Everyday Fasteners & How They’ve Changed Your Life

We’ve previously blogged about industrial fasteners and their industrial vitality, essential variety and their indispensable place in the economy. But what about the commonly recognized fasteners of daily life? To folks outside of the industry they might be mundane and obscure, but they’re integral to modern living. Consider the everyday fasteners that surround us, and imagine how life would be without them; not the lives of others, but your day-to-day life.

Wherever you are right now, you’ll find that the most recognizable components are–quite literally–all around you; they’re holding the whole place together. From either window or door panes, frames and shades, to outlets and sheet rock.

Take a look at these fun facts, and reconsider how relevant fasteners are:

  • 52 screws in an iPhone 4
  • 156 fasteners in the average laptop
  • Over 146,000 bolts are installed in a car
  • In a 1200-square-foot house (three bedrooms and one and a half baths) there is an approximate need of 12,000 nails

The average American spends around 80% of their time indoors, and  If you’re a North American, you spend an average of 15 hours a week in your car. More than 70% of us (between ages 18 and older) own smartphones, laptops or home computers, and we use them more and more everyday. This means that we are, quite literally, in contact with buttons, nuts and bolts 100% of the time. If you’re indoors, in the car, using technology or taking a stroll outside, you’re surrounded by fasteners and the benefits of having them work well and last.

For more information and some shocking statistics, consult our previous post: Unapparent Vitality & Serious Impact: Industrial Fasteners & Their Functionality