Recent Posts by Mike Eichinger

 
Mike is the COO of Bay Fastening Systems.

Avdel Avbolt Blind Bolts Perfect for Heavy-Duty Applications

When you need a fastener that is easy to install and designed to last, there is nothing like a blind bolt. Blind bolts are used in place of welds or other types of joints, allowing you to clamp materials together for a lasting joint. They have become common for use in aircraft and automotive manufacturing and in heavy-duty applications such as mining, trucking, and construction.

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Tools to Install Blind Bolt Fasteners

 

Blind bolts are the fastener of choice for manufacturing, construction, consumer electronics, shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing, and a host of other industries and applications. Blind bolts are so popular because they are stronger than nuts and bolts, can be installed from one side of the material, stand up against heavy vibration, and don’t require special skills to install.

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Best Practices for Blind Bolt Installation

When considering which fastener is best for a particular task, you should evaluate your options using basic criteria such as strength, longevity, and ease of installation. Ideally, you want to choose a “no maintenance” fastener so you can set it and forget it, which is why blind bolts have become so popular. However, in order to get optimal performance from any blind bolt, you must install it correctly.

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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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