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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 […]

Custom is Key at Global Certified Fasteners

Specialty parts are a welcome challenge for us at Global Certified Fasteners. Our staff has 50 years of fastener experience you can trust. We can supply any standard or special fasteners, but we pride ourselves on manufacturing special, custom products to best serve our customers’ specific application needs. Our experienced staff can assist with all parts of the process, including design, engineering, purchasing and shipping. From blueprints to distribution GCF is committed to providing quality […]

Maintaining the Power Grid

The power grid in the United States is complex, made up of generating stations, substations, transmission lines, as well as step-up and step-down transformers. Each of these is designed by the utility industry to fit within the larger power system, with the goal of moving power safely with as little loss over the greatest distance to the most people as possible. No easy task.  For example, consider just one part of the system: latticed transmission […]

Stainless Steel Fasteners – The Advantages

What is Stainless Steel?   Before getting into the advantages of using stainless steel fasteners, it’s important to define what this metal actually is in the first place. Stainless steel is a generic term referring to a variety of steel types. Similar to other kinds of steel, stainless steel is made during a two-step process that primarily includes iron and carbon. What makes it different is the addition of a (minimum of 10.5%) chromium compound […]