Fed up of struggling to identify bolt and nut threadforms? You need to buy our thread finder! The Thread Detective is a precise and easy-to-use thread identifier for both bolts and nuts, consisting of thread checkers conveniently assembled onto a wire lanyard. It is especially well suited for distinguishing between similar inch and metric thread types.
Identify thread types of Metric and Imperial Fasteners Quickly and Easily
The Combo Thread Detective has the following checking sizes:
We recently received an order for 820pcs of this specially manufactured part.
What is a Conrod Bolt?
Bolt used for fastening connecting rod caps. The Conrod cap bolts must be subject to at least two screwing operations during the productive cycle of the engine and must therefore be engineered to guarantee a more constant distribution of the axial load.
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One of our valued customers has kindly shared the current restoration project at Ribble Steam Railway which we are delighted to be part of!
We are proud to say we have a history of supplying various fasteners to the Heritage Rail sector.
Even going back to the days when Fred Dibnah used to regularly visit our workshop for fasteners when he was working on his steam engine.
In the last 20 years we have switched from furnace fired forges to induction heating, back then grade 8.8 (metric) and Gr S/R (imperial) was the limit on manufactured bolts, we can now produce high tensile grades up to 12.9 as well as many different materials such as Stainless Steels, Exotic Alloys, Super Duplex and Non-Ferrous.
Our machinery has also improved significantly which allows us to manufacture to a high specification. We offer CNC manufacturing in house, Cut & Roll Threading, plus Secondary Operations – Turning, Milling, Drilling and Grinding.
As you can see on the first image the boiler is being worked on and is at a specialist boiler smith. The chassis has also gone undercover for its final strip down. This is the current restoration project and we are excited to see the end result.
The Loco below is a 1930 petrol shunting engine manufactured by Howards of Bedford. This beauty worked at Ford Paper Worksin Sunderland until 1970. We had the pleasure of producing and supplying parts for this restoration.
Huge Stocks & Onsite Manufacturing
Our vast product range ensures that we have the fastener to meet your needs.
From stock or rapid manufacture, Thomas Smith Fasteners has the range and expertise to supply virtually any kind of industrial fastener.
Along with Metric, UNC and UNF sizes, we specialise in harder to find BA, BSF & BSW threadforms.
Fasteners can be supplied in most materials, grades and surface finishes.
Another impressive Aerospace part UK manufactured to order, quoted and supplied by Thomas Smith Fasteners.
Our customer was supplied with 100pcs of 7/16 -20 UNJF x 1.312″ 12 Point Cap Screw Inconel 718 to AMS 5962 complete with a 3.1 cert.
What is AMS 5962?
AMS 5962 is a designation of Nickel Inconel 718, itself a nickel-chromium alloy with high strength, corrosion and oxidation resistance, and excellent tensile and impact strength at cryogenic temperatures.
Thomas Smith Fasteners supplies products to various market sectors worldwide, including:
Oil & Gas
If you have any questions or enquires please get in touch with our sales team.