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!
This week we supplied a new customer with some 3/8BSF Slotted Dog Point Grub Screws for a Tractor restoration project.
Our customer wasn’t sure of the exact sizes so we obtained a sample to be measured and tested by our QA team. A drawing was then created and parts were manufactured by our sister company Smith Bullough.
We are continually improving our manufacturing capabilities which allows us to supply more of the weird and wonderful fasteners.
Last week our sister company Smith Bullough manufactured 3/4″ & 1″ Washers in S32760 (Super Duplex Material)
Why Super Duplex?
Super Duplex UNS S32760 is among the most common super duplex grade in the market. UNS S32760 is a duplex stainless steel especially designed for service in aggressive chloride-containing environments.
Below you can see how the material looked before we began manufacture, during the process and finally the finished product.
Our customer required an urgent turnaround on this order. Thanks to our expertise and machinery we were able to produce parts within 24 hours.
We can’t believe it’s been almost 20 years since Fred Dibnah came to our factory to film an episode for his ‘Made In Britain’ series giving a grand tour of the wonderful manufacturing that took place many years ago which we still do today! When we were based in Atherton, Fred would visit regularly to purchase fasteners for his steam engine, he was a very charming and charismatic man who had a passion for Engineering.
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 allowing us to manufacture to a high specification. We offer CNC manufacturing in house, Cut & Roll Threading, plus Secondary Operations – Turning, Milling, Drilling and Grinding.