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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. $$$

Highland Park, IL  |  847-926-0722

G-Fast brings you precision components and fasteners that are designed for commercial and military applications. We specialize in precision machined components, special fasteners, cold-formed bolts, studs and shoulder screws, deep drawn parts, metal spinning, wire forming and a whole host of other services. We’ve been doing this since 1990 and would love to see you be our next customer!

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G-Fast Distribution, Inc. $$$

Elgin, IL  |  847-841-7000

Engineered Components Company is a world-class, full-line fastener distributor offering resources to help your company compete in the market place. We promise to improve and maintain the supply of fasteners to your manufacturing facilities, eliminate downtime, and reduce your overall cost of fasteners.

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Engineered Components Company $$$

Danboro, PA  |  800-237-4736

PennEngineering® is a specialty fastener manufacturer offering automotive fasteners, broaching fasteners, cable and wire mounting hardware, panel fasteners, threaded rivet nut products and more. PEMSERTER® Products Division manufactures automatic/manual fastener-insertion presses and equipment.

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PennEngineering® $$$

North Hollywood, CA  |  818-764-6467

FTC is regarded by many aerospace leaders as a preferred supplier of industrial fasteners. We make a variety of innovative standard & custom high-strength aerospace fasteners & captive fasteners, such as our Magic Groove™ fully retractable, structural captive screw. World class quality in record time.

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Fastener Technology Corp. $$$
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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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