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 […]

Choosing The Right Bolts For Your Project

Choosing the Best Bolt According to Frederick E. Graves of The Scientific American, a refrigerator has 275 bolts, a fork-lift has 940, a car has 3,500, and a jet plane has 1.5 million. Essentially, the world is held together with bolts. But what is a bolt? Graves says it’s a “cylindrical, externally threaded fastener with a head.” Unlike a screw, though, a bolt is meant to be used with a nut rather than in tapped […]

Bolt and Screw Heads

Bolt and Screw Heads Anyone who is familiar with fasteners can tell you that there are almost unlimited options available. For each fastener type, there are many different shapes, sizes and materials that can be customized based on your unique needs. So, in this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the most common types of bolt and screw heads and their uses. Common Types Pan Heads These are one of the most […]

The Difference Between Screws and Bolts

Screw and Bolts – What’s the Difference?   Bolts and screws are both pretty standard fasteners within many different industries. They’re both used as building fasteners to help position components and hold them together. While they may look similar, they both have their own unique uses and applications. The fundamental difference between bolts and screws lies in how they are used. What are Screws?   Screws are externally threaded fasteners. They can be inserted into […]

Manufacturing Specialty Screws

How It’s Made – Per Part Screws   Manufacturing specialty screws is a complex process that had multiple different variables that must be taken into account. Screws are typically made from low to medium carbon steel wire, but other metals that are durable and less expensive (such as stainless steel, brass, nickel alloys, or aluminum alloy) can be substituted. It is crucial that quality metal is used to avoid cracking of the screw. Machining is […]