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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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The Difference Between Hard and Strong Fasteners
Saturday, November 04, 2017

Shopping for fasteners can be a daunting task. There is no single fastener that suits every environment, so it’s important to have at least a small amount of technical knowledge before making your final choice. You need to consider many variables to determine what specifications are needed for the fastener to function optimally. With this information and some basic knowledge about how fasteners work, you will be able to make an informed decision. One of the most widely overlooked technical aspects is the issue of hardness versus strength. While the two may seem synonymous, there are some small but significant differences that you need to understand to get the best out of your products. ..

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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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Fasteners for Mounting Solar Panels
Monday, October 16, 2017

Solar panels work by absorbing sunlight and allowing the photons (particles of light) to knock electrons free from atoms. This process occurs in small units called photovoltaic cells and generates a flow of heat and electricity. Solar panels are simply many photovoltaic cells linked together. There are various methods for installing solar panels, but the two most popular are rooftop and pole-mounted. ..

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Galvanic Corrosion – What It Is And How To Prevent It
Monday, September 18, 2017

Galvanic corrosion is the damage caused when two different metals are in electrical contact with each other, in the presence of an electrolyte under corrosive conditions, leading to corrosion of the more active metal. ..

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Tips to Avoid Overdriving Your Fasteners
Monday, September 11, 2017

The development of modern hand and power tools has made it much easier to drive fasteners into their slots with speed and precision. Today, automatic machines remove even the disorientation that comes with fastening operations but still, it takes skill, patience and many hours of practice to complete an operation successfully without overdriving a screw. Overdriven fasteners can affect the shear capacity of the wall by up to 22%, so it’s important to avoid overdriving by implementing these few simple tips.  ..

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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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Stainless Steel Fasteners – The Dos and Don’ts
Monday, July 31, 2017

Stainless steel fasteners are the most popular choice for many applications and it’s easy to see why. Most importantly, stainless steel fasteners are highly resistant to corrosion and are 100% recyclable. They also have a long life-cycle, are environmentally friendly, have great load-bearing capabilities and offer excellent resistance against extreme temperatures. But as with all components under stress, if not used properly or cared for correctly, they can be prematurely damaged. Here is a short guide on the dos and don’ts when using stainless steel fasteners. ..

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