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 […]

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10 Minutes With Michael Petrie, Our COO

Global Certified Fasteners, located in Maywood, Illinois, has been providing value-added fastener solutions to OEMs and distributors for more than 50 years. Join us as we get to know Michael Petrie, Global Certified’s Chief Operating Officer.  How did you end up in this industry? Detail your path to Global Certified Fasteners, what you do here, and how long you’ve been with GCF. Like most, I was searching for a career that not only fit but […]

Supply Chain Disruption

Global Certified Fasteners Has What You Need Amid The Fastener Supply Chain Disruption Almost two years into the global pandemic, many fastener companies throughout the United States continue to face supply challenges. Global shipping delays that began during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic have persisted, even worsening in some areas due to parked shipping containers, closed factories and a lack of truck drivers. Like many industries, the industrial fastener industry is not immune to […]

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What You Should Know About Coarse vs. Fine Threads

  When it comes to fasteners, threads are key. Threads determine how well fastener components (like nuts, bolts and screws) hold materials and machines together, and maintain their integrity over time. The two main types of threads are coarse and fine, and while both types have their advantages and appropriate uses, coarse threads typically win in our book. Read on to learn the basics of these two types of threads and when you might consider […]

A Guide to Popular Fastener Coatings

Quality is key for any product selection. When it comes to fasteners, quality is defined by durability and resilience. Clients want fasteners that will last! Fasteners can have a variety of coatings, and the application (where and how the fastener will be used) usually dictates which coating makes sense.  Read on to learn about the most popular coatings and their best-use scenarios.  Why is it important to select the right coating?  Because fasteners connect or […]