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For example, fasteners made for use in automotive applications, such as a fastener used to mount a stereo console in a specific vehicle model, would not be appropriate for use in a kitchen cabinet mount. Read More…

Specialty Fasteners Specialty fasteners are certain varieties of fasteners that are manufactured for a specific industry, job or material. In comparison to general purpose fasteners, specialty fasteners' applications are limited and specific.
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Fairfield, NJ  |  800-272-3673

Our company has a reputation for superior products, customer service, and dependability. All our fastener products are built to last, and we know that our customers appreciate our dedication to using the best materials and manufacturing techniques. If you would like to learn more about us, contact us by phone or email, or stop by our website today!

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Ford Fasteners, Inc. $$$

Winston-Salem, NC  |  800-642-0921

From our inventory of over 130,000 different fasteners, we know precisely which ones are right for your application. We test them for material composition and measurement accuracy. With our Vendor Management Inventory service (VMI) our Service Technicians monitor your needs and keep you fully supplied at all times. Our ISO 9001 and AS9120B certifications helps us maintain system standards that ensure the fasteners we supply are the highest quality parts available.

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Southern Fasteners & Supply, Inc. $$$

Yorktown, VA  |  757-988-8099

Affordable Fastener Supply Company has worked for over 18 years to ensure that we are bringing you the most committed and quality fasteners to emphasize the manufacturing process. We make a variety of products, including our signature line of fasteners! Affordable Fastener Supply Company is SWaM and DBE Certified small minority business specializing in stainless, exotic and DOMESTIC materials! All of our trademarked products are designed to bring quality to you. For more info, call today!

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Affordable Fastener Supply Co. $$$

Birmingham, AL  |  800-695-3511

Birmingham Fastener is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of T-head bolts and a range of industrial fasteners. We manufacture custom and non standard fasteners and operate the highest volume distribution center of nuts, bolts, screws and standard fasteners in the U.S. This diversity provides our customers with a strategic advantage; certified quality, superior service and fast delivery.

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Birmingham Fastener Manufacturing $$$

Clifton, NJ  |  866-463-2910

Fastener Solutions is your full line fastener source. With 100 million fasteners to choose from — steel and stainless steel fasteners, brass and titanium fasteners, plastic fasteners and exotic fastener material — the choice is endless. See our nails, rivets, screws, pins, nuts, anchors, etc.

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Fastener Solutions, Inc. $$$

Macedonia, OH  |  330-468-3300

We are a customer-focused industrial/construction supply distributor and sourcing specialist with the goal of being the best organization to serve our market. With one of our product lines including fasteners.

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SC Fastening Systems, LLC. $$$
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A fastener is a non-permanent or permanent mechanical tool that rigidly connects or affixes two surfaces or objects together. Non-permanent fasteners can easily be removed without damaging the joined materials...

Self-Drilling Screws

Self-Drilling Screws

A self-drilling screw is a type of tool that has the same design features as a drill bit or cutting tool. As the name implies, self-drilling screws do not require a pilot hole in order to perform as a fastener...

Types Of Bolts

Types Of Bolts

Bolts are mechanical devices used in assembling and fastening objects, typically used with a matching nut. They are designed to be installed in aligned unthreaded holes of multiple parts...

The word "specialty" means different things in different contexts. Fasteners used only in aerospace contexts could be considered specialty aerospace fasteners, while a fastener used only on one specific kind of air craft is more specialized still.

The extent to which a fastener variety is specialized is, to some extent, a matter of perspective. There are fasteners made for use only in electronic devices, industrial process equipment, domestic appliances, vehicles, building construction and aircraft.

Screws used in the manufacturing of electronics differ dramatically from those made for assembling automobiles. Some are made specifically for securing certain kinds of material, like metal, plastic, fabric and wood, each with different strengths. Because every fastener variety should be carefully paired with its application, it could be said that all fasteners are specialized to some extent.

Fasteners differ in driving recess, head styles, shoulder form, shank types, thread form and point styles. Driving recesses are the slots on the top of fastener heads that allow for the use of driving tools. Head styles can be hexagonal, round, square, oval and flat, among many other configurations.

Shoulder forms can be oval, round, ribbed, square and fin-necked. Thread forms differ based on country standards and materials. Those being used in wood have a specific type of thread, and American and metric fasteners have different threading based on different measurement systems.

Point styles are either blunt or sharp. This also depends on what material the fasteners are securing. Different types of metal and plastic fasteners are market-specific. For example, plastic screws, since they are not high-strength, are limited in terms of the number of tasks for which they can be used.

However, they are corrosion resistant and inexpensive, which makes them good choices for certain applications. Stainless steel are known for their strength and corrosion resistance, which makes them a popular choice for use in outdoor utilities and in automobiles.

Decking fasteners are specially designed for use in the construction of wooden structures like decks and patios. A thorough understanding of the strengths and limitations of fasteners is important to effectively using them.

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