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What is the load-transfer factor and why does it matter? | Fastener Engineering

When using hydraulic bolt tensioners to induce a controlled preload into a bolted joint, several key factors including the load transfer factor require consideration and examination.(...) via What is the load-transfer factor and why does it matter? ... [Read More]

A safer, more accurate washer | Fastener Engineering

The HYTORC Washer offers a simple upgrade that provides improvements in safety, speed, and accuracy. Essentially, this washer works with a double nut cap. The outer cap rests on the serrated outer edge of the washer, while the inner nut cap rotates ... [Read More]

What is the difference between a hasp and a latch? | Fastener Engineering

A hasp and a latch are both types of fastening used to hold a door or gate closed. A hasp is a slotted plate that fits over a loop before a pin is inserted through the loop, securing the hasp. A padlock may also be inserted through the loop, instead ... [Read More]

Imperial versus metric fasteners in one chart | Fastener Engineering

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between imperial and metric fasteners? Mudge Fasteners has the comparisons and calculations covered in one chart. The company has more than 40 years of experience in providing stainless steel fasteners ... [Read More]

PennEngineering offers free app for use with PEM fasteners | Fastener Engineering

Did you know that PennEngineering offers a free app that supports the use of its fasteners?(...) via PennEngineering offers free app for use with PEM fasteners | Fastener Engineering. [Read More]

What is self-piercing riveting? | Fastener Engineering

Self-piercing riveting (SPR) is a way of joining sheet materials using a rivet that clinches the sheets as it is pressed into them. Unlike conventional riveting, no hole is required, making it a rapid single-step process.(...) via What is self-pie... [Read More]

SPIROL receives GM Supplier Excellence Award | Fastener Engineering

SPIROL International Corporation announced that two of its world-class manufacturing locations have received the prestigious 2018 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for achieving operational excellence and quality control.(...) via ... [Read More]

How to choose the ideal stainless steel material for screws | Fastener Engineering

Typically, those familiar with the industry will think of SUS304 or SUSXM7 types of stainless steel when considering material for screws. However, there are many other types of stainless steel with distinct properties depending on the application.... [Read More]

What is the difference between self-tapping and self-drilling screws? | Fastener Engineering

Screws that have particularly sharp threads that can carve into material are often referred to as “self-drilling screws.” However, there is a distinction worth making when working with these types of screws, which can make a significant differ... [Read More]

From fasteners to a charity foundation | Fastener Engineering

“From humble beginning come great things” is a quote that could adequately describe the story of brother-in-laws — Frank Martin and Steve Sholtis — who decided to partner and start a small fastener company in Mobile, Alabama in the late ... [Read More]