How to reduce metal fastener corrosion problems

Moisture promotes general deterioration and the formation of rust and other types of corrosion on many types of metal fasteners. Some metal fasteners corrode faster than others, such as those made of iron. Although some metals like aluminum also corrode, the process creates a hard, protective barrier against future deterioration. Purchase fasteners that have been…

The importance of safety glasses

The name does most of the hard lifting in describing this product. It’s so important to use safety glasses, whether for commercial or industrial use, for a major project, or when simply working at home. Debris, dust, and grit can cause a lot more than simple irritation if they become lodged in your eye. Safety…

How to pick the right fasteners for industrial use

The type of fasteners you pick for industrial applications is critical. Although picking the right fastener often goes unnoticed, using the wrong type can result in devastating problems. For instance, in oil, petroleum and gas industries, using inappropriate fasteners can cause leaks. This endangers the lives of thousands of people. So how can you pick…

Why bolts loosen and how to prevent this

Bolts are a great fastener choice in many applications because they are easy to dismantle. However, this makes them vulnerable to loss of preload and self-loosening. Bolt loosening can occur as a result of shock, dynamic load, vibration, creep, and settlement. If you’re performing a DIY project that involves the use of fasteners, you can…
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