Zinc Phosphate Coating for Fasteners

Elgin Fastener Group has numerous capabilities to offer its customer base. From hot and cold forging fasteners to wire form to closed die cold forming, we have the answers to improve your overall business performance. One of these Elgin capabilities is metal finishing. Poor planning or missed deliveries from plating suppliers is not acceptable. Elgin …

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What is NIST-Certified?

Elgin Fastener Group uses the latest in computer-aided design technology in combination with computer-aided machining to create the custom tooling needed to meet a company’s precise wire product fabrication requirements. We have decades of experience on the shop floor to assure consistency and quality. The inspection process for wire forming is just as rigorous. Our …

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Set Screw Types

A set screw is a type of screw generally used to secure an object within or against another object. The most common examples are securing a pulley or gear to a shaft. Set screws are generally headless, meaning the screw is fully threaded and has no head sticking out past the diameter of the screw …

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Screw Threads and Automotive Uses

The family is starting to grow a little too big for the basic four-door automobile. Two car seats, a couple of bags with all the essential items and a walker are just a few of the items lugged back and forth on trips to relative’s house or a cross-country trip. Room is needed and what …

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Materials Highlight: Monel

Monel is a group of nickel alloys primarily composed of nickel (up to 67%) and copper, with small amounts of iron, manganese, carbon and silicon. The combination of elements is stronger than pure nickel and a registered trademark of the Special Metals Corporation. Monel is resistant to corrosion by many agents, specifically rapidly flowing seawater. …

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Elgin Specialty Fasteners

Nuts, bolts and screws are all around us in just about everything we do. For the average Joe, it would be as simple as going down to the local hardware store or national chain outlet and purchasing what they need. For industries with specific needs in specific areas, the ordering is more unique. A certain …

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Materials Highlight: Inconel

Inconel is a family of austenitic nickel-chromium super alloys and a registered trademark of Special Metals Corporation. They’re oxidized and corrosive resistant materials. Because of this feature, Inconel is suited for structural integrity in high temperature atmospheres due to a thick, stable passivating oxide layer which is formed when it’s is heated. This layer protects …

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Bolt Head Types and Practical Uses

Fastener options are almost limitless. The various shapes and sizes and the practical uses for each different type can be confusing. To get more specific, the differences between a screw and bolt are almost zero. Although not always true, it’s generally accepted a bolt passes through a substrate and takes a nut on the other …

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Fasteners in the Agricultural Industry

On rolling farmlands across the country, farmers are putting in long hours and hard work to cultivate produce and raise livestock. A lot of this work is back-breaking and requires great effort and skill. Luckily for these farmers, heavy machinery and other mechanical tools help ease the process. They depend on this equipment to increase …

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12 Point Bolt vs. Hex Head Cap Screw

The tiny differences between what bolt or screw works in certain specialty fastener applications usually comes down to preference. Practicality and efficiency are two of the many factors that go into this type of decision. At Elgin Fastener Group, we see these types of situations on a daily basis. Take for example the hexagon head …

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