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Bay Supply Launches New B2B Vertical Marketplace for Fastening Industry

Bay Supply has launched its innovative new Baysupply.com B2B eCommerce platform as the first B2B vertical marketplace to serve the fastening industry.

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Why Manufacturers Should Care About B2B Vertical Marketplaces

E-commerce is no longer a new concept. Consumers have been buying goods online for years, and since the pandemic, online sales have been rising faster than in-store sales. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, total retail sales saw a 6.9 percent increase in Q4 2020, and e-commerce sales rose 32.1 percent in the same period. Today, e-commerce sales make up about 14 percent of overall retail sales. 

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Tools to Install Blind Bolt Fasteners

Blind bolt fasteners continue to gain popularity because they offer cost-effective performance. They can secure short clamp lengths and create a lasting bond. They stand up well in high-stress applications, including when there’s heavy and constant vibration. Blind bolts are also quick and easy to install. In fact, with the right blind bolt fastener tool, they can be installed at rates from 150-500 pieces per hour

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Why Are Cordless Rivet Guns Gaining So Much Popularity?

Rivets are increasingly becoming the fastener of choice for manufacturing and repairs because they are inexpensive, are easy to install, and provide a secure connection. And as more rivets are being used for construction, field repairs, and in the workshop, more professionals are using a cordless rivet gun to get the job done.

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All About Helical Insert Applications

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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How to Choose an Appropriate Rivet Setting Tool

Rivets have become one of the most common fasteners for manufacturing, assembly jobs, construction, and a host of other applications, and just as you have to choose the right rivet for the job, you also have to choose the right rivet setting tool.

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What is a POP Rivet Tool and What is It Used For?

If you are looking for a permanent joint that will last and resist vibration, nothing compares to the reliability of a rivet. Rivets are easy to install and are a great substitute for screws or bolts because they don’t loosen over time. There are different types of rivets, but the pop rivet is one of the most popular. Depending on the type of rivet you’re using and the application, you need to choose the right pop rivet tool for proper installation.

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What Are Some Different Types of Rivets?

Rivets have been used for more than 5,000 years, and although we have come a long way since blacksmiths had to forge rivets by hand, their basic shape and applications have not changed. What has changed is that we have more types of rivets and rivet designs that make them more versatile, with different features for specific applications.

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3 Special Considerations When Using Copper Rivets

Copper rivets are a popular choice for fasteners because they can be used for a wide range of applications. They are durable as well as attractive, which is why they are used in everything from clothes, belts, and leather goods to electronics and even construction applications. 

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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. Additionally, once sealed, they have excellent load-carrying capacity and are less prone to failure caused by vibration or corrosion.

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