Quantcast

Latest Fasteners Stories

2013-06-25 23:02:17

Detex's new six-step latch hold-back method is a breakthrough in door security. New Braunfels, Texas (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Detex Corporation has introduced a new concealed vertical rod exit device that ensures latching on closing – a significant advance that evolved with the input of facility managers and security personnel. “Architects and designers have always preferred that rods and latches be hidden, but maintenance people said the mechanism was a challenge,” said Ken...

2013-06-21 23:03:59

Corrosion resistant socket products, hex tap bolts, hex nuts and washers now in stock. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Silicon bronze is the material of choice when a high level of corrosion resistance is required. Typically the standard in marine construction, power plants, corrosive liquid handling and sea-born platform facilities. Silicon bronze fasteners are also non-magnetic and have good friction reduction characteristics along with a high degree of thermal conductivity. Currently...

2013-05-15 23:33:50

National Nail Corp.'s CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System is now listed in the TAMKO® Decking Installation Instructions as a compatible hidden fastening system for their EverGrain® Composite and Envision® Bonded Composite decking products. Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 National Nail Corp. has announced its CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System is now listed in the TAMKO® Decking Installation Instructions as a compatible hidden fastening system for their EverGrain®...

2013-03-25 23:01:55

As firefighter escape systems and new fire fighting equipment continue to evolve, there are more new and improved products available all the time. All Hands Fire Equipment is now announcing the release of the new Gemtor 546NYC Harness. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) March 25, 2013 Firefighters use a huge array of tools to meet the demands of their difficult job. Thousands of different variations and equipment options exist for the many tools firefighters use to perform their duties. They range from...


Latest Fasteners Reference Libraries

45_cf8a1d8dd905fee92405b9244450052e
2010-11-15 19:31:34

A staple remover is a device that can remove a staple from a given material quickly without causing damage. The metal wedge at the end of the stapler can be used to achieve the same result; however, it tends to tear fragile papers. The staple remover is composed of two opposing wedges on a pivot with a spring that returns it to the open position after use. They also go by the term decleater in many former British colonies. The user can either forcefully clip the front side of the staple...

0_32fc02475d5bf300adf507f52e8b98ea
2010-10-26 18:29:03

A paper clip is a thin wire in a looped shape that uses elasticity and strength of its construction materials to compress and hold pieces of paper together. Other types of clips use a two piece clamping system. Recent innovations are multi-colored plastic-coated paper clips. The first patent for a bent wire paper clip was awarded to Samuel B. Fay in 1867. He wanted it to be used for attaching tickets to fabric originally. His design, however, is not really reminiscent to the modern...

45_8e3a415ad61f17e4a6d22a5b18039f0a
2010-10-26 17:35:41

The clothespin is a fastener designed to hang clothes up for drying, usually on a clothes line, although there are many different designs. These clothespin are manufactured very cheaply by creating two interlocking plastic or wooden prongs, in between which is often a small spring. David M. Smith invented this design in 1853. When the prongs are pinched at the top they open up, and when released the spring draws them shut. The Shakers were the first to invent the clothespin. The older...

0_5a98699c7988fb7168891532bcdea90b
2010-10-04 16:15:56

Staplers, used widely in government, business, offices, and schools, are mechanical devices that join sheets of paper by driving a metal staple through the paper. The first stapler was created for King Louis XV. Each staple was inscribed with the insignia of royal court. George McGill created the predecessor of the modern staple. In 1867, he received a patent for a press to insert his fastener into paper. Henry R. Heyl received a patent for the first machine to both insert and clinch the...

45_b6f3ec3d1d249635e324622add939ea2
2010-09-24 16:42:17

A safety pin, a variation of the regular pin, is a simple fastening device which includes a simple spring mechanism and a clasp. The clasp covers the end of the pin to protect the user as well as forms a closed loop fastening the pin to whatever it is applied to. Safety pins have a large variety of functions, often used for fastening fabric, cloth diapers, or patching clothing. The clasp allows for protecting the baby from being jabbed. They are often used as accessories to jewelry. The...

More Articles (5 articles) »
Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
Related