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different types of screw drives

The seemingly straightforward act of fastening hinges on a crucial detail: the screw drive....

How to Calculate Fastener Torque

At the heart of what makes fasteners reliable and resilient is the concept of...

bolts loosening due to vibration

Bolts may seem like small components in the grand scheme of machinery and structures,...

Screws are ubiquitous in our everyday lives, used in everything from assembling furniture to...

when to use washers

There are thousands of fasteners manufactured every day, all used for a variety of...

hex flange blank

Few fasteners can match the strength and reliability of Grade 8 bolts. For that...

a close up look at the anatomy of a screw

Whatever your engineering or manufacturing application is, it’s likely that you’re well-acquainted with screws...

General Motors test bolts

Test bolts play a critical role in the design and development of mechanical systems....

Isolated bolts on a white background

Bolts are an essential component in the manufacturing and engineering industries. From the intricate...

What to Know About Zinc-Nickel Plating for Fasteners

The introduction of zinc-nickel plating dates back to the 1980s, but the material hasn’t...

Bolts are one of the most common fasteners used in engineering, manufacturing, and construction...

Bolts Screws & Studs

At Wilson-Garner, we’re a leading manufacturer of American-made custom fasteners. But if you know...

For any fastener to qualify for a certain grade or property class, it needs...

BH Place Bolts

There are many different categories and types of fasteners available. One of the categories...

engine fasteners application

You might be shocked by the number of fasteners required to build an engine...

Proof Load Readout

In this article, we’re talking about yield strength — one of the many measurements and...

The fastener industry is filled with so many technical terms and measurements that it...

Steel Coil

Fasteners can be made of all sorts of materials, but three of the most...

Hex head cap screws

Hex head cap screws and hex bolts. They look similar, and their names sound...

test products

The fastener industry can be complex and technical, especially when you get into the...

AA-Place-Bolts

If you’ve been researching different fastener options for your application, you may have come...

Coefficient fastener

In order to ensure optimal performance, many fasteners must undergo rigorous testing prior to...

Screw-Head-Markings

If you’re in the manufacturing world, you’ve likely heard the term “OEM.” Depending on...

Screw Points and Chamfers

If you know anything about fasteners, you won’t be surprised to read that they’re...

Wheel Stud and Wheel Bolt

Most wheels are attached to vehicles using either wheel studs or wheel bolts. So...

Oil and Gas Fastener

The oil and gas industry is full of rugged environments and heavy-duty machinery, all...

Studs

We’ve talked a lot about screws, and we’ve talked a lot about bolts. But...

Course and Fine Threads

Threads are an essential component of many fasteners. They are how fasteners work to...

Trying to determine the right fastener for your application, but getting lost in all...

External Bolt Threads

April 4, 2022How to Measure Screws

Screws are externally threaded fasteners designed to be inserted into holes in assembled parts,...

March 16, 2022What Are MS Fasteners?

At Wilson-Garner, we manufacture a long list of specialty fasteners, which are used for...

Various Head Markings

We’ve discussed bolt grades in some of our past articles. However, like many topics...

If you work in the automotive industry, you know how important choosing the right...

Roller

Generally speaking, there are two main methods of producing external threads on a fastener:...

Engineers and manufacturers often put a lot of thought into which type of fastener...

There’s an abundance of fastener types out there — and when you add speciality...

Hex Head Cap Screws in a Pile

December 14, 2021Unique Screw Head Types

When most people think of a screw, the most common Phillips head is likely...

Placebolts-in-a-Pile

Place bolts are just one of the many fasteners available, but they’re important ones....

Steel Screw Fasteners

At Wilson-Garner, we pride ourselves on being a global supplier of specialty fasteners manufactured...

ISO-standards

Standards are a common set of guidelines and requirements created by manufacturers, OEMs, or...

October 13, 2021What Is Cold Forming?

As you may know, there are several ways to make fasteners, including cold forming,...

multiple-fasteners-spread-out

Fasteners are pieces of hardware used to mechanically affix two or more objects together...

Bolts-Screws-Studs-2

Wilson-Garner Company provides our customers with free online certifications for every lot of product...

AA-Place-Bolts

There are three common steel bolt manufacturing methods: cold forming, hot forging, and machining....

If you’ve ever spent time looking at different screw and bolt heads, you’ve probably...

Various Head Markings

Understanding a Few Common ASTM Inch-Series Bolt Grade Markings While SAE J429 Grades 2,...

Metric Head Markings

We’ve talked about how to use head markings to determine the different grades and...

In the fastener world, you’ll often hear terms like proof load, yield strength, and...

Bolt-Threads-per-Inch

Threads are quite amazing when you stop to think about it. Yeah I know,...

External-Bolt-Threads

In Part 1 of our Threads Series, we provided some terminology and explained some of...

Torque-tension testing is an aid to fastener and process engineers in developing installation torque...

If you poke around a few industrial websites, you’ll begin to notice plenty of...

Bolt-with-Rockwell-Core-Hardness-Indents

The hardness of steel is a measure of the steel’s ability to resist deformation,...

Hardenability-Curve-Chart

Hardenability of steel is the ability of the steel to achieve a hardness value...

Asymmetric-Place-Bolt

Asymmetric Place bolts work based on two design features that complement each other. But...

As with so many things in the fastener world, the answer to “What’s the...

Cadmium-Electroplate-Steel-Fastener-Finish

Surface finishes are often applied to plain steel fasteners in order to improve performance....

2A threads vs. 3A threads

In Part 1 of our Threads Series, we provided some terminology and explained some of...

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