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How Do Blind Rivets Work?

Blind rivets are used to join two components together by driving the fasteners through previously drilled holes of the adjoining surfaces. Whether the installation tool is manual, pneumatic or hydraulic, the key factors to successful riveting depends on the quality of...

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Trim & Panel Clips: Snap-On or Slide-On

Trim and panel clips, both snap-on and slide-on styles, are designed for use over trim strips and access plates to attach components, trim and panels together. They are lightweight and are ideal for applications where removability is a factor. Whether spring steel or...

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Top 3 Types of Nut Retainers

What is a Nut Retainer? Nut Retainers are self-retaining spring steel fasteners that have a bolt-receiving nut floating inside a cage that off-sets normal hole misalignment and doesn’t turn when the bolt is tightened. Nut Retainers can either slide or snap into...

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Top 5 Types of Fasteners for HVAC

Top Five Types of Fasteners for HVAC Applications Manufacturers of HVAC equipment are always searching for fasteners that make their assembly processes move quickly and cost efficiently. The Top Five Types of Fasteners for HVAC applications are for assembly-line...

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16 Reasons To Use Spring Steel Fasteners

Spring steel fasteners offer important cost saving and assembly advantages. Excessive small parts and small parts handling can be drastically reduced through the benefits of multi-purpose spring steel fasteners. Experience has shown that assembly savings from 30 to 80...

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Why Use Color-Coded Hose Clamps?

Color-coded hose clamps are an easy time-saving feature that helps installers select the correct clamp for the hose diameter. Hose clamps with colored identifying marks improve efficiency during assembly and streamline the installation process. The CLIC family of hose...

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Kitting – Turning Multiple SKUs Into One

Kitting - Hand Scale or Hand Count with Automated Bagging Systems Custom kitting, pick & pack services require finesse and a good eye. One common challenge many manufacturers and distributors in fastener industry face is how to count a wide variety of small parts...

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What Are Socket Head Cap Screws? 7 Styles to Discover

Socket Head Cap Screws are cap screws that have cylindrical heads and recessed hexagonal drive holes. Standard styles have a flat chamfered cap head that is typically knurled and have head height that is the same as the screw’s thread diameter. Low profile styles are...

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What Are Blind Threaded Inserts?

5 Top Styles of Blind Threaded Inserts Blind threaded inserts are a cost-saving fastening solution for a wide variety of industrial applications. They are ideal for applications in thin metal, plastics and composites. What are blind threaded inserts? Inserts have...

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The Duplex Screw – The #1 Reusable Screw

What has an orange hex head top, can be reused multiple times, and comes in multiple sizes? The Duplex Screw - the #1 Reusable Screw in the construction industry. Whether you work in construction, work in concrete, install car audio systems, construct movie sets,...

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Top 5 Push-On Fasteners for Studs

What’s the best fastener that will grip onto a stud and not budge? Push-On Type Nuts by ARaymond/Tinnerman/Palnut do the job. Many in the fastener industry know these fasteners as a type of Palnut - the original manufacturer of Push-On fasteners. We get calls and...

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