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We have a strong reputation for the supply of non-standard (specials) fasteners, in stainless steel, as well as a range of other materials.

Our Fastener Specials Service

We have many years of experience in sourcing, importing, packing, and distributing fasteners that meet our customer’s requirements.

In addition to over 20,000 standard stocked items, we offer a range of additional secondary processes to supply you with the exact fastener you require. Working with our supply chain and trusted engineering partners, we can supply products in accordance with your specification.

Whilst the majority of fastener applications can be met by fasteners produced to recognised standards, ISO, DIN, BS etc, with a ‘standard’ coating e.g., bright zinc plating, to provide some corrosion protection, there are other applications for which standard products do not meet the needs of the application. These are known as special’.

Our specials service can be broadly split into 5 categories including: Plating, Thread patching, Machining, Inspection and tolerances & Bespoke to drawing.

 

Plating of Fasteners

Many applications may result in fasteners being exposed to conditions that are likely to result in corrosion. This may be addressed through the specification of stainless steel products, but where this is not possible due to either the application or cost, a coating may be applied to enhance corrosion resistance.

These may be electroplated such as bright zinc plating, heat-based such as hot-dip galvanising or sheradising, or organic zinc flake coatings such as Geomet. Coatings may also be applied as additional topcoats to assist with torque tensioning control, this can be applied to standard products or in addition to other coatings.

We offer many different coating options to meet the needs of our customers. Coatings can also provide an aesthetically pleasing look to the finished fastener.

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Thread Patching of Fasteners

We offer a full range of patching options including patches for locking fasteners into position, sealing assemblies or enhanced performance.

Thread patching can ensure that parts are securely locked into position after assembly, minimising loss of clamp load due to vibration. Thread patches can also be used to improve sealing in gas, oil, and other liquid industry applications.

Machining of Fasteners

Machining of fasteners can range from simple drilling to allow the insertion of locking split pins, or cutting to length and chamfering, through to more complicated modifications such as rethreading and shank diameter reduction.

A Mitutoyo shadowgraph for fastener inspection to a high level of accuracy.

Inspection and Tolerances of Fasteners

In some uses, high degrees of precision are required. In these cases, the fastener may conform to an international standard but have closer tolerances for that application. This may require specific manufacture or advanced inspection techniques such as optical measuring and sorting to ensure the specification is met. Our optical inspection equipment includes both a Keyence IM-7000 Image Dimension Measuring System together with a more traditional Mitutoyo shadowgraph, allowing us to inspect parts to a high level of accuracy.

Bespoke to Drawing Fasteners

There can be requirements for unique fasteners made to a drawing. We provide a fully bespoke service to meet these requirements, working with the customer on the specification and then managing the manufacturing, finishing and testing of the fastener.

Combinations of the above can be combined in a single order.

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Forming Lasting Partnerships

We have decades of experience in supplying non-standard fasteners for a wide range of applications. Our team can help with all fastener requirements and provide the technical and documentary backup needed to be a reliable partner in this area.

As special fasteners frequently end up in demanding applications, they may require additional certification. Non-standard products are individually batch controlled and can be supplied with a range of certifications including:

  • Initial Sample Inspection Reports (ISIR)
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) up to Level 3

We source all products from approved leading manufacturers from around the world, which are certified and have full traceability. All products are covered by our own ISO 9001:2015 Quality Assurance processes.

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