Courtesy of Machine Design Threaded and nonthreaded conventional plastic fasteners have the same dimensional thread class and fit standards as those for metal fasteners. Sizes range from 00 to in. in diameter and in lengths up to 6 in. Threaded plastic fasteners include bolts, screws, rods, … [Read more...] about Yet ANOTHER Primer on the Glory of PLASTIC FASTENERS!
The beauty of threaded rod is that the name says it all: it’s a rod. And it’s threaded. It’s just that simple. Threaded rod is ideal for highly demanding applications that require impeccable fastening performance and tensile strength. Plastic threaded rods are extremely versatile in terms of their … [Read more...] about The Ballad of Threaded Rod (What Is It and What Are Its Uses?)
Here are the five main reasons why NYLON fasteners are a better choice in most applications than metal fasteners: 1.) Nylon is a plastic, so it will NOT conduct electricity – making it the preferred choice for insulation, current isolation, and use in electronic devices and appliances. 2.) Nylon … [Read more...] about When and Why Use Nylon Fasteners (Instead of Metal)?
One particular type of hardware that is slowly gaining popularity for its diversity and many uses and applications is nylon hardware. But before you start thinking of soft and cloth-like nylon fasteners, washers, nuts and screws, which shouldn’t even be classified as hardware, nylon hardware … [Read more...] about Nylon Fasteners: A Tutorial!