Recent Posts by Mike Eichinger

 
Mike is the COO of Bay Fastening Systems.

How the Metal Price Hikes are Affecting These 6 Industries

Metal price hikes, primarily caused by tariffs imposed by the Trump administration, have resulted in major headaches for American companies. How prices will be affected in the future remains uncertain.

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2018 Mashup—Insights from Our Top Six Most Read Blog Posts

Over the past year, our team at Bay Supply has been working diligently to be your go-to source to learn all about the top engineered fastening and riveting system brands. At Bay Supply, we aim to provide not only the most comprehensive inventory at the lowest prices; we strive to provide a wealth of informative resources to the engineering and manufacturing community, too.

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Will Your Rivet Tool Withstand Your Workload? Matching the Right Tool to the Job

Whether you oversee an assembly line, manage a repair shop, or are a do-it-yourself enthusiast, you always want to use the right tool for any task at hand. Failing to follow this basic principle can dent productivity and negatively affect the quality of whatever you are constructing or repairing. That’s disappointing for a DIY fan or hobbyist and it’s costly for a business.

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6 Things to Look for in a Pneumatic POP Rivet Tool

Of all the noises you can hear in an assembly environment, one of the most appealing sounds is a POP rivet being set by a pneumatic tool. The quick sound of compressed air sealing the rivet simply sounds like progress!

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The Hands-Down Hottest Fastener Kits for Work or Home

The idea of rivets and heavy-duty metal fasteners often conjures up images of serious industrial uses: airplanes, skyscrapers, bridges, and assembly lines. However, rivets also offer functionality and durability for a wide variety of home improvement projects and goals.

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[Infographic] A Professional's Guide to Huck Bolts

HuckBolts® offer an outstanding alternative to traditional nut-and-bolt hardware; delivering functionality when welds simply won’t work. Featuring an exclusive locking groove design that ensures a tight fit, HuckBolts® provide superior fastening performance regardless of which lock bolt type you require. Easier to install and more durable than welding, adhesives, or conventional threaded fastening systems, HuckBolts® have been the professionals’ choice for decades.

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2 Types of Plastic Pop Rivets, Their History, and Uses

 

“Plastics.”

This is perhaps the second-most famous quote from The Graduate, right after “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me!” This advice on what Dustin Hoffman’s character should focus on his future was played for a few laughs, but was also sage: Five decades later, plastics are everywhere, including industrial applications.

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Designing for Reliability and Fatigue-Free Work: Goebel Riveting Tools [VIDEO]

Your tools first and foremost must be reliable no matter what line of work you're in. They should perform consistently and be intended to make the job easier for the consumer. Ergonomically designed to reduce fatigue on the body, and longer use on the job site — the Goebel Riveting Tool Family provides this.

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Will the Fastener Industry be Helped or Hurt by the Section 232 Tariff?

The tariffs the Trump Administration has imposed in 2018 have been met with plenty of criticism, along with a few approvals. Recent news from Ford has really brought the decisions—specifically, tariffs on steel and aluminum—into sharper focus.

Ford announced that, after attributing $1 billion in lost profits to President Trump’s tariffs, it will institute “massive layoffs”—up to 24,000 jobs, according to one report. The automaker’s woes are not unique to the industry—other manufacturing sectors have also struggled with the effects of the new duties imposed on goods from other nations, including Canada, China, Mexico, and the European Union.

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Why You Need to Understand Pop Rivet Sizes for Your Application

In 1934, an aircraft manufacturer approached the George Tucker Eyelet Company with a challenge: Could it design a rivet that could be set from one side, particularly if there was no access to the other side of the material? The company was up to the challenge and developed the first pop rivet—so named because of the popping sound made during installation.

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