Recently added – Technical information

We recently added a Technical Information page to our website which some of our users may find helpful – featuring dimensional specs, thread charts, mechanical properties and torque figures. General information (such as advice on bolt measurement) is also included. Please note that all technical information is provided as a guideline only.

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Stainless steel – Machining socket cap screws from hexagon bolts

Alongside our vast range of standard fasteners, our on-site special manufacturing capabilities enable us to manufacture and modify fasteners to the customer’s exact drawing or specification. We are capable of producing long length, large diameter bolts in most materials including A4-80 Stainless Steel.  The above picture shows 7/8″ UNC x 2.7/8″ A4-80 socket cap screws […]

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Mach 12 Machine Tool Exhibition

The Mach 12 exhibition at the NEC is held every two years to showcase the machine tool industry and associated products. The global, quality, and precision aspects of this industry were demonstrated by the number of Formula 1 cars on display. Machining is an important secondary function that is of significant importance to us, especially […]

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Thomas Smith QA Dept – Sorting mixed batches using a Sorting Bridge

A Sorting Bridge allows the user to separate mixed batches if items with equivalent dimensions but differing material types become mixed. If the material of the sample matches the test piece, a sinusoidal waveform is produced.  If the material of the sample does not match the test piece, the waveform is inconsistent.

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Chemical Analysis onsite

Our recently acquired Spectromax metal analyser is now operational. We are now able to analyse many material types including Carbon, Alloy, Stainless Steel & Aluminium. Obviously, the chemical composition of the raw material that is used to produce a fastener is all important. We are one of the few fastener companies who have an in […]

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Denison Tensile Tester

We have been very fortunate to acquire from the University of Salford a very well maintained 50 tonne tensile testing machine.  It is in extremely good condition, and incorporates digital readout and graphic print capability.   This machine enhances the capability of our quality department.

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