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Questions You Should Be Asking Potential Fastener Suppliers

You’ve narrowed down your fastener specifications—but now you are wondering, “Which supplier should I use?”

Having a supplier who truly knows the industry is crucial. You need a supplier who can source the right products from top manufacturers and who provides knowledgeable, high-quality customer service. In order to find out if you are talking with the right supplier, start by asking questions about a variety of topics.

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Our Recommended Specialty Fastener Types for Common Applications

Not all fasteners are created equal. A different type of fastener is available for every type of application you can think of, and choosing the right fastener for the job ensures a lasting and trouble-free joint. The question is, which of the myriad fastener types is appropriate for each task?

Here are four of the most common applications that require fasteners and the best types of fasteners for each one.

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5 Mistakes OEMs Make when Choosing a Fastener Supplier

No matter what type of OEM or manufacturing operation you have, maintaining reliable suppliers and parts has to be a priority. It’s amazing how many OEMs go for lowest price or quickest delivery without checking out the supplier. Too often, they get stuck with inferior parts, the wrong part, or the supplier is unable to provide parts the next time and OEMs have to hunt for a new source.

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Buying Fasteners Online? Look for these 4 traits

Although fasteners might seem like nothing more than a small piece to a much larger project, they’re actually an incredibly critical part of any machine or structure. These pieces of hardware usually join two or more materials together, either permanently or temporarily, so start by asking yourself some basic questions:

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The Critical Factors You Need to Know When Choosing a Fastener Supply Company

Supplies are vital for running any business—without raw materials, you can’t resell or manufacture anything. The question is: With countless vendors out there, how do you determine who the right supplier is?

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The Move Is On To Tangless Coil Thread Inserts

Who would not be interested in a system that delivers increased installation speed, installation adjustment and removal flexibility, all while eliminating foreign object damage? Let’s take a look at one of the newest developments in fastener technology, tangless coil thread Inserts.

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Clearing Up Misconceptions Related to Monobolt® and Magna-Lok® Fasteners and Installation Tools

Our advice: Order the right fasteners and installation tips, but don’t waste money on unnecessary tooling. (And Elon is doing everything he can to get those new Teslas on the road and his rockets in the air.)

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