The Role of Fasteners in the Aerospace Industry: Special Requirements and Standards

When it comes to aircrafts and space vehicles, it is important that only the best possible materials are used in their creation. Because airplanes and space vehicles withstand a large amount of pressure and stress, it stands to reason that the materials they are made out of would need to do the same. From the sheet metal used to create aerospace structures to the fasteners used to hold it all together, it is important to […]

The Role of Coatings in Fasteners: How They Improve Durability and Performance

Fasteners are critical components of many industries, including automotive, aerospace, construction, and manufacturing. They hold components and structures together, and their failure can result in safety hazards, costly downtime, and repairs. To improve the durability and performance of fasteners, coatings are often applied to their surfaces. In this blog, we will explore the role of coatings in fasteners and how they can improve their durability and performance. What are Fastener Coatings? Fastener coatings are applied […]

Small Parts, Big Impact: Exploring the Fascinating World of Fasteners

Fasteners are an essential part of our daily lives, holding everything from our cars and houses to our electronic devices and clothing together. But how much do we really know about these small but mighty components? In this blog, we will explore some fun facts and history about fasteners that you may not have known. The first known screw dates back to the 3rd century BC in Greece, where it was used in a wine […]

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 […]

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 […]