We recently manufactured for a client in Portugal some 1 Bsw x 5 5/8 A4-80 Hex Bolts.

A4-80 Stainless grade is common with metric bolts but not on imperial bolting. Our sister company Smith Bullough, were able to manufacture these in imperial BSW threadform without any issues.

These bolts were also supplied with raw material certification and a 3.1 cert.

Another satisfied customer!

TSF sponsors a local running event

Thomas Smith Fasteners were delighted to sponsor a local running race which was held in Astley on Sunday 23rd October. The event named “Gin Pit 5” is a popular trail race. 200 runners from running clubs from all the over the North West took part. Congratulations to Michael Hampson of Burnden Road Runners and Laura Riches of Leigh Harriers who won their repsective races.

EN8 BSF Bar Turned Nuts “Made in the UK”

We deal with a wide range of customers from the DIY expert to high end blue chip companies looking for top quality products from standard mild steel to exotic materials. Thomas Smith Fasteners is a unique company as we are both a stockist and a manufacturer which gives us capacity to supply more or less any fastener.

Our supply range of fasteners is huge with customers based in the motor industry. Particularly the Classis Car restoration sector, where customers are looking for the highest quality products.

BSF / BSW / BA were used in many known expensive Classic Cars and are in short supply in the UK. We pride ourselves of being to supply these parts either from our vast range of stocks or manufactured in house.

Take a look at the BSF bar turned single chamfered nuts we recently manufactured to a customer drawing in Chemical Black. These are the bees knees of nuts!

Grade U Setscrews for Export

We recently exported 1″ x 4″ BSW Setscrews Grade U BS 1083 to a client who was restoring old British made dryer cylinders on paper machines from pre 1970’s.

Grade U is not a popular grade in BSW but because of the amount of heat that the machines produce the client specificed Grade U, which will be safe in temperatures around 200 celcius.

Our sister company Smith Bullough manufactured these to specification in just 3 weeks which included forge, threading and heat treatment.

Welcome to the team Kim!

TSF Wigan, recently welcomed Kim Needham to our fastener family, in the role of Sales & Business Development Executive.  Kim has previously worked in the fastener industry for over 10 years, so brings knowledge and experience to our team.

One of Kim’s main roles will be to help develop and maintain customers, as well as forging new and exciting avenues for the company.

We wish Kim all the best in her new role on this exciting journey.

Riser Buoyancy Double Bolt Tension to Drg – 316SS Material

We recently produced in our factory at Smith Bullough a part for the Offshore Industry. Tensioned risers (TTRs) have been used for deepwater applications in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore West Africa, and offshore Southeast Asia. Dry tree riser systems attached to floating production units such as spars, tension leg platforms (TLPs), and deep‐draft semisubmersibles are continually being considered for future developments, and designs have been developed for ultradeepwater. TTRs are complex dynamic structures, and the design of these riser systems is primarily governed by loading from the environment and the floater motions.

The assemblies are made from 2 riser bars, 2 studbolts and 8 full nuts.

The client wanted Western European Material with full traceability. This is no problem for us with our increased manufacturing capacity and knowledge of traceable materials to the original billets.