Customizing Options for Fasteners
Several reasons account for the popularity of custom fasteners across industrial applications. Customization provides you with the right type of fasteners in preferred size, shape, material, head and drive type. Custom designed fasteners add great value to an application.
This blog is meant for first time customers who are looking to customize fasteners to best match their application. As a first time customer, you must understand the varied customization possibilities that help you create unique products, incorporating specific features.
You can utilize the best of the below options based on several factors, including the nature of application, and application areas.
- Material Options: Several materials are available to manufacture fasteners. However, the selection must be depended on the application area, intended service period, material cost, and so on. Below are the commonly used materials to produce fasteners.
- Alloy Steels
- Carbon Steel
- Stainless Steel
- Head Type Options : Several industrial applications require fasteners to be manufactured in varied head types. When stipulating your requirements, specify the required head type. Below listed are the options for the same.
- Finishing Options : Decide on the right finish to provide added protection to your fasteners. Each coating listed below has specific properties and benefits. Talk to your manufactures and select the one that works well in the application area.
- Black Oxide
- Phosphate & Oil
- Heat Treating
- Bright Dip
Apart from these, fasteners can be customized in required diameter, length, and drive type (For example, combination, one way, and slotted, square), to suit your applications.
Communicate With your Manufacturer!
Effective communication between manufacturers and customers is critical to custom manufacture fasteners to exact specifications. As a customer, you must be extremely careful when stipulating specifications. If you go wrong in specifying requirements, it will affect the final assembly. Let your custom fasteners manufacturer know your requirements in detail. This helps him suggest you any modification, leading producing better products that best suit your applications.