Learn about the past, the present, and the future of plastics.
Plastic Fasteners Strong Enough for Space The automotive and aerospace industries have one important goal in mind. That of light-weighting their products. They need to lightweight so they can increase the performance of their vehicles, airplanes and aerospace navigational devices. However, there has been a major obstacle up until now. That of finding plastic fasteners […]
Plastic and plastic composite fasteners have become a cornerstone of industry applications requiring technological innovation. Read about the primary benefits of plastic non metallic fasteners, and their uses within manufacturing.
Plastics are in increasing demand within electrical and electronic equipment manufacturing.
Sometimes we get so caught up in the innovation, the technology, growth and the ability to create the complex that we just don’t see how a very simple component can make the process so much easier – the nylon washer. You would expect that someone who works with tools as much as we do would […]
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 […]
Every fastener has a place in the world of construction and industry because machinery and structures are changing all the time. As new ideas come to fruition, sometimes new fasteners are needed as well. That’s how you can end up with so many options! From polycarbonate screws that are great when used with electrical components […]
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 […]
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 […]
What kind of screws are you going to use on your next construction or manufacturing project? The answer is surprisingly complex. The average person doesn’t realize just how many screw choices there are, and we’re not just talking about diameter and length. Screws can be made out of many different materials, all of which have […]