Fastener Tightening - Document Download (15KB)
When is "Tight" Tight Enough? The complexity of the simple bolt and nut is often underestimated. A properly tightened bolt can surive millions of load cycles in an application in which an untightened bolt would fail literally within seconds.
Choosing the Correct Fastener - Document Download (20KB)
Fastener Finishes - The "finish" of a fastener is the term used to describe the surface coating applied to the fastener. The function of the surface coating may be to protect the fastener against corrosion or to provide a decorative finish, or both.