5 Popular Fastener Coatings You Should Know About

When you are looking for some ideal fasteners for your project, you must consider all their characteristics, such as their material of construction, performance in various environments, and durability. However, the last two factors depend on the material and the type of coating used. The coating on the fasteners helps improve their performance and lifespan. There are different types of fastener coatings available in the market. This post discusses 5 important fastener coatings that you can consider while buying fasteners for your industrial, commercial, or personal uses. 5 Popular Types of Fastener Coatings for Your Consideration The following are the

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Tips on How to Avoid Mistakes While Using Fasteners

Fasteners are the mechanical objects that are used to fasten things ranging from toys to submarines. These fasteners are made from high grade materials such as stainless steel, alloy steel, steel, brass, aluminum and plastics. Surface finishing treatments can be done on fasteners to improve resistance to corrosion and/or appearance.  This post focusses on the common mistakes to avoid while using fasteners. Mistakes to be Avoided While Using Fasteners Here are some of the negatives to watch while using fasteners: Choosing the Incorrect Type or Grade: One of the critical prerequisite is choosing the correct grade and type of material

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Fully & Partially Threaded Metric Bolts: Which One to Choose?

Choosing the right type of metric bolt between a fully threaded and partially threaded metric bolt is quite a tricky task. It entirely depends on the application or assembly for which the bolt is required. Most people just consider the size of the hole while selecting a bolt. However, the hole size is only one of the factors, and one cannot decide the type of bolt just by knowing the size of the bolt hole. This post will discuss in detail the two different types of metric bolts – fully threaded and partially threaded. We will also discuss their applications.

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Hose Barb Fittings: Things You Should Know

A barb fitting or a hose barb is a component that is attached to a hose or a tubing. In technical terms, a barbed fitting is described as “a connection that is held in  place with the help of continuous circular grooves around a hollow tube carrying air or fluid.” These fittings are reliable, convenient, and provide excellent value and performance. Thus, they are widely used in flow control applications. What are the benefits of using barb fittings? What are its applications? To get answers to these questions, please read the following post. Functions and Benefits of Hose Barb Fitting

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What are the Different Types of Fasteners for High Temperature Applications?

When fasteners are exposed to high temperatures they face several complications which affect their performance. One of the most common problems faced at elevated temperatures is rusting. In this post we will discuss some common problems faced by these fasteners, and material recommendations to address them. Fasteners for Specific High-Temperature Problems The following are some of the common problems that affect the performance of fasteners at high temperatures: Oxidation: This problem occurs at elevated temperatures. In an oxygen rich environment many metals will rapidly oxidize and start disintegrating.  This problem can be avoided by selecting fasteners made from oxidation resistant

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8 Popular Fastener Finishing Treatments

Fasteners are used to fasten things ranging from toys to containers.  Fastener finishes are often done to provide a decorative finish, as well as improve their resistance against corrosion. Also the surface finishing treatments will help reduce failures of fasteners in various environments.  In this post, we will discuss 8 popular fastener finishing and coating types. Types of Fastener Finishing Treatments The trends in fastener finishing vary across industries. For example, fasteners that are used in cars and other automobiles are exposed to high physical stress levels and extreme temperatures. However, fasteners used in food and pharmaceutical applications need to

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Types of Stainless Steel Flanges and Their Applications Explained

Stainless steel is one of the most popular metals used today. This metal scores over several other metals due to its physical properties including good corrosion resistance, durability, etc. Various types of industrial, commercial, and residential items are created using this metal. Stainless steel pipes are one of the most popular products created out of this metal. These pipes are supported by certain accessories which are also made from stainless steel. Stainless steel flanges are one such accessory used to support stainless steel pipes. There are a vast variety of flanges available for purchase. This post discusses eight important types

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Understanding Benefits and Applications of Knurled Thumb Screws

Knurled thumb screws are one of the most important types of screws used in various industrial applications. These screws are distinguishable due to their knurled side designs and over-sized heads. These screws can be tightened or loosened manually. These knurled screws are made for applications that require regular modifications because they are easy to remove. This post discusses why knurled thumb screws are gaining popularity in industry and applications. Advantages of Knurled Thumb Screws Knurled thumb screws or thumbscrews, as they are commonly known, are preferred over several other varieties due to certain advantages they offer. Easy to Hold: The

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Norwood Wishes You All Happy Holidays & a Happy New Year

It has been a big year for Norwood Screw Machine Parts. As the year comes to an end we would like to thank all those who have supported us throughout the year. This post is dedicated to our customers and staff members who have had a huge share in the success of Norwood Screw Machine Parts. We value the support, trust, and loyalty shown by our customers. We want to thank them for their feedback which has helped us improve the quality of our services and products. We want to thank our talented employees for their hard work which has

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Introduction to Different Types of Screws Based on Thread Types

Stainless steel screws are one of the most important types of screws in use today. These screws are distinguished on the basis of their physical features – heads, drives and threads. In the previous blogs we have discussed the prominent head and drive types. This post introduces you to all major screw thread types that are in use today. Important Thread Varieties of Stainless Steel Screws You Need to Know About Screw threads are a combination of recesses and ridges on the screw body. These threads help fix a screw in place through a compatible thread inside a nut or

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