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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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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Specialty Fasteners: The Right Fastener Right Now

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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Do You Trade Show?

The advent of early fall hastens our preparation for exhibiting in two major industry trade shows. The first is the National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo (NIFMSE), held each October in Las Vegas, Nevada. From the advantageous location of Booth #1403 (to paraphrase Bob Uecker, we’re in the front row!), Elgin Fastener Group will …

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Three Reasons Why Cleveland Really Does Rock

The trio of companies comprising the Cleveland operations of the Elgin Fastener Group (Chandler Products, Quality Bolt & Screw, Telefast Industries) offer more than 185 years of fastener manufacturing experience. Each division has its own unique history, and brings its own special set of capabilities to the industrial fastener industry. Chandler Products is located in …

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Fastener Joint Failure Evaluation

There have been many papers written on how to design a good fastener joint, what type of fastener is best in a particular application, or the causes of a specific type of failure. These all have good information, but many times, particularly when discussing screw failures, you may feel you need a master’s degree in …

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Next-Generation Workforce

We’ve all read or heard the concerns about the shortage of qualified applicants in the domestic manufacturing job market. This topic seems to hit closer to home each time one of our tool makers, machine operators, or set-up personnel celebrates a milestone company anniversary; which we define as twenty-five or more years. We’re happy to …

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