Which fastener is right for your application?January 8, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Choosing the right fastener for the job is very important, because correcting mistakes is often a time-consuming and costly task.
When exploring the variety of options on the market, there are many questions you need to think about. Let’s take nuts and bolts, for example. The list of options is a long one — hex cap screws, hex flange locking bolts, hex flange bolts, carriage bolts, hex lag screws, square head set screws, flat slotted cap screws, elevator bolts, step bolts, plow bolts, scraper blade bolts, and heavy hex structural bolts. You need to consider whether you require American Standard or metric sizes, in steel or non-ferrous alloys. If steel is the material of choice, do you require grade 2 steel, grade 5 steel, grade 8 steel, low carbon steel or grade A-325 type 1 steel? Do they need to be heat-treated, galvanized or case-hardened? Do you want them plated with zinc, gold zinc or black phosphate? Do you need extra corrosion resistance? What length of bolt do you require?
Advance Fasteners, a Mississauga, Ont.-based fastener distributor, works with manufacturers from around the world — some local Canadian and American manufacturers, as well as those from India, China and Taiwan, to name a few — that can produce high-quality fastening products.The company has experience serving clients from many industries ranging from automotive to medical, and can recommend the perfect fasteners for any application.
Contact Advance Fasteners to find out which fastener will best meet your needs.