Everything You Need to Know About Wheels and Casters

There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. With so many wheels and casters, Global Certified Fasteners has something for everyone. But knowing whether you need a wheel or caster – and what type of caster you need – can be challenging. So here is everything you need to know about caster wheels!   Wheels are simple machines. A wheel is an object that rolls when moved. You see wheels on cars, bikes and even your […]

How Can Low or High Temperatures Affect Fastener Strength?

Fasteners are used everywhere, from the manufacturing industry to vehicles and homes. Because of the vast number of environments and conditions they’re used in, fasteners are exposed to extreme temperatures at both the low and high end. Not all fasteners can withstand extreme heat or cold, and the specific material of every fastener has different strengths and purposes. Below, we explore how extreme low and high temperatures affect fastener strength.  Understanding Temperature and Fasteners Effects […]

Fastening Solutions Designed For The Marine Industry

When constructing equipment for marine industry applications, the kind of metal you use is incredibly important. There is little room for error in the assembly and fastening of marine structures because of how dangerous it would be in case a malfunction were to occur. Things like erosion, depth pressures, humidity, and leakage are very common concerns that need to be taken into consideration when choosing the kind of fastener you’d like to use for your […]

Choosing a Non-Magnetic Fastener

Non-Magnetic Materials and Their Uses Titanium Titanium is solid and durable metal. Because of its strength and non-magnetic qualities, titanium is the preferred material for fasteners in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines. In addition, titanium is frequently used on equipment that enters the MRI area, including gurneys, stretchers and surgery tools. Aluminum Aluminum is a ceramic. In addition to being non-magnetic, aluminum is extremely lightweight. Therefore, aluminum is ideal for projects and builds in which […]

A Guide To High-Performance Coatings 

Fasteners, garage floors, marine equipment, automotive designs. What do these all have in common? The need for high-performance coatings. High-performance coatings are a type of material poured over or sprayed onto structures and devices. Many different high-performance coatings exist, and their application is specific to different industries and uses. Here, we explore different aspects of high-performance coatings, including who uses them, different types of coatings and why you should use them in certain fastener applications. […]