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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 […]

Step Bolts and the 5G Connection

What Step Bolts Have to do with 5G The world seems to be abuzz with talk of 5G technology, the next generation of mobile connectivity. A key step in bringing that technology to the masses is through an upgraded grid of 5G cell towers, which contain step bolts. These towers act as telecommunications sites with the potential to increase the speed of wireless signals by ten times the speed of 4G. This increased speed will […]

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 […]