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The Importance of Using Washers
Monday, December 04, 2017

Washers are often mistaken for simply cheap metal discs, used to keep fasteners tight. What many people don’t understand is that they are a critical fastener component and have been designed to perform unique functions that ensure the safety and longevity of the product being put together. Choosing not to use a washer with your fasteners is almost always guaranteed to reduce the lifespan and reliability of the join as well as increase the risk of long-term damage to the product or equipment being fastened. ..

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Surprising Facts About Stainless Steel Fasteners
Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Stainless steel fasteners are a popular choice for many applications as they’re highly resistant to corrosion, have great load-bearing capabilities, offer excellent resistance against extreme temperatures, are environmentally friendly and 100% recyclable. These points are mostly common knowledge but what you don’t know about stainless steel fasteners might surprise you. Here are three important facts that are worth remembering when purchasing stainless steel fasteners.  ..

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Different Types of Fastener Corrosion
Monday, October 23, 2017

When purchasing or using fasteners, it’s important to understand the different types of corrosion that could possibly affect them. Having a vague overview or assuming that corrosion is only limited to rust, could be a costly mistake. Corrosion can cause irreparable damage to your fasteners, making them difficult to remove, leading to unnecessary downtime and even putting stress on the equipment or items being fastened. Understanding which type of corrosion to expect and how to prevent it is the only way to avoid costly replacements and repair time.  ..

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Extend the Life of Your Stainless Steel Fasteners
Monday, August 07, 2017

Stainless Steel fasteners are widely used for their excellent resistance to corrosion, extreme temperatures, and coastal environments. They are aesthetically pleasing, low maintenance and economical but if not cared for correctly, they can become susceptible to corrosion and damage, causing unnecessary downtime and costly repairs. Here, we outline some good habits to ensure that your stainless steel fasteners last as long as they should. ..

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