Need a Blind Bolt? 5 Things to Consider When Matching to Your Job

Blind bolts have been used for manufacturing and repair for decades. Because they come in all sizes and designs, it can be a challenge selecting the right fastener for the job. Choosing the right blind bolt is a matter of assessing the parameters of the application and choosing the right blind bolt to deliver maximum strength. You want to ensure that the blind bolt is easy to install, yet will be strong enough to create a lasting join.

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High-Quality Threaded Inserts from AVK

When you are shopping for threaded inserts, remember that all fastener manufacturers are not the same. You need inserts that are easy to install and durable and that won’t create issues whether you are using them on the assembly line or for shop and repair work. Over the years, we have worked with a variety of threaded insert makers, and we have found AVK Industrial Products to be one of the best.

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6 Applications for Threaded Inserts

Threaded inserts are some of the most versatile fasteners ever invented. They can be used in virtually any material to create a strong join that can accept a bolt or screw, they can be made of various materials, and they have come into common use in a wide range of industries and applications.

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Reviewing the Different Types of Threaded Inserts Available

Threaded inserts are one of the most versatile types of fasteners available, partly because they are available in so many different types and materials. When you need to create a lasting bond in a thin, soft, or brittle material, threaded inserts are your best option.

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How to Choose the Right Threaded Insert for the Job

Whenever you are working with fasteners, you want to be sure you have a strong, durable rivet or bolt that is suited to the job. Blind threaded inserts are among the most versatile types of fasteners, and there are thousands of types from which to choose. Choosing the right threaded insert depends on the nature of the materials you are working with and the application.

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KATO Fastening Systems: Offering Quality Helical Inserts and Tools

Helical inserts are the most innovative and secure means of installing fasteners in stripped screw holes or soft materials. Bay Supply carries a variety of helical inserts and helical coil products, and Kato Fastening Systems inserts continue to be a top seller because they provide permanent, wear-resistant threads for almost any job.

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The Differences Between Tanged and Tang-Free Helical Inserts

Should you go tanged or tang-free? This is an issue that manufacturers and others consider when looking at tanged helical inserts. There are applications and advantages for both tanged helical inserts and tang-free helical inserts, which become clearer once you understand the difference.

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All About Using Helical Inserts

Stripped threads can be a nightmare, especially when dealing with soft materials such as aluminum, magnesium, or plastic. When you have a stripped fitting where a bolt just won’t hold or needs reinforcement, you need to find a way to make a fastener connection that is strong and worry-free. That’s when you need a helical insert. 

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When You Need It to Last, Use Structural Steel Blind Bolts

With all the fasteners currently available on the market, choosing the right one for the task at hand can be a challenge. There are times when you need a heavy-duty, industrial-strength fastener where welding won’t work and regular fasteners just aren’t up to the job. That’s when it makes sense to use structural steel blind bolts for a lasting and secure solution.

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3 Industries and the Blind Fasteners They Use

Blind rivets have come a long way in the last 100 years. What makes blind rivets so useful in a wide range of industries is the fact that you can drive them in from only one side, and once sealed, they have excellent load-carrying capacity and are less prone to failure caused by vibration or corrosion.

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