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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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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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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Self-Tapping Screws and GRIP-LITE

It’s a hot, sweltering day in the middle of the summer. And for perfect timing, the air conditioner unit has decided not to function properly. When the temperature gets into the 90°, it’s a necessity to have the AC at full blast or there will be lots of uncomfortable people. A quick inspection of the …

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