Recent Posts by Mike Eichinger

 
Mike is the COO of Bay Fastening Systems.

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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A Look into Bay Supply's Hottest-Selling Products

The construction industry continues to grow, and that means an increasing demand for industrial fasteners and lockbolts. By the end of the third quarter in 2018, construction spending was up 5.5 percent over the previous year, and 2019 promises even more growth.

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The Blind Bolt Fasteners You Need for Different Applications

Blind bolt fasteners are among the strongest and most versatile fasteners in use today. For construction, manufacturing, transportation, and other industries, blind bolts have proven themselves to be permanent and secure, and they are ideal for applications where a weld, rivet, or some other kind of joint just won’t do.

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3 Things to Consider When Purchasing Rivet Nuts or Rivet Nut Tools

A rivet nut is a unique type of rivet, sometimes known as a blind rivet nut, a threaded insert, a rivnut, or a nutsert. It is tubular, internally threaded, and counterbored so it can be driven just like a blind rivet from one side. However, there are various types of rivet nuts from multiple manufacturers, so it’s important to understand some of the nuances. 

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