The Application of Metal Washers

Washers and Their Uses Washers are used to streamline a manufacturing process and keep it operating effortlessly. They allow machinery to operate at its peak performance and keep things running smoothly. Washers typically have two main purposes. The first is to distribute the pressure of the nut evenly over a surface so that it isn’t damaged. Secondly, it ensures that the nut us pressed against a smooth surface, thus reducing the chance that it will […]

Common Rivets and Their Uses

Popular Types of Rivets Rivets are one of the most common types of fasteners and are incredibly important in manufacturing industries. There are many types of rivets, and each has its own set of benefits and are generally selected for particular purposes. The following are just a few of the many types of rivets that we offer at Global Certified Fasteners. Blind Blind rivets are extremely popular for their quick and easy use in projects. […]

Continued Growth Expected for Global Fastener Market

The global automotive fastener market is projected to grow from an estimated USD 21.45 billion to USD 25.30 billion by 2025. Growing vehicle production, shifting focus toward lightweight vehicles, and the increasing use of electronics in vehicles, are all helping to drive the demand for fasteners. The Semi-permanent automotive fastener is the upcoming trend in the automotive industry. It is estimated to be the fastest growing segment of the automotive fastener market. Semi-permanent fasteners can […]

New Tariffs and the Fastener Industry

How New Tariffs Could Affect the Fastener Industry On March 18, 2018 the United States Department of Commerce announced tariffs on steel and aluminum, at 25 and 10 percent respectively.   While tariffs may sound good to US-based steel and aluminum companies (a tax on imports makes the domestic equivalent relatively cheaper), it could be a challenge for the much bigger sector of the US economy that buys those metals to use in the goods […]