Latest Fasteners Stories

2013-10-23 23:03:26

Stimpson Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of metal grommets, eyelets, hole plugs, snap fasteners, as well as many other types of metal fasteners and related attaching machines, is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. Pompano Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Focusing on their customer’s needs, Stimpson has updated their site with a fresh look and creative overview for each of their specific product areas. According to Jennifer Marcroft, Advertising...

2013-09-30 23:01:25

Aerospace Grade Hardware consignment makes First Wave the largest distributor in the Americas. Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Commercial aircraft parts distributor First Wave Aerospace announced that its latest consignment of has been entered into stock and is available for worldwide distribution Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. This consignor of this lot of commercial aircraft parts is a regional financial institution and consists of a quantity of 843,915 parts and/or 6,945 line items all in...

2013-07-26 23:02:30

Best in class cotter pins in plain carbon steel, zinc plated and stainless steel now in stock. Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 These cotter pins consist of a double bodied pin formed from half-round wire, a loop at one end of which provides a head. The finished part has one end of the wire extending beyond the other end, with a chiseled point. Cotter pins are used to anchor various assemblies by insertion into a drilled hole of a shaft or pin and spreading the points to hold the...

2013-06-29 23:00:47

Type 316 Stainless Steel Camo Fasteners Are Now Available at ManasquanFasteners.com New York, New York (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 Manasquan Premium Fasteners, LLC, a leading online provider of stainless steel fasteners to the residential, commercial and marine construction industries, has brought on the complete line of stainless steel Camo Fasteners & Camo accessories. This offering by ManasquanFasteners includes the Camo stainless steel fasteners in both lengths (1-7/8” for 1” and...

2013-06-27 23:38:25

The VERIFY™ All Clean Test Washer Holder and Indicator is designed to effectively clean difficult surfaces of surgical instruments. Stow, OH (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Surgical instrumentation cannot be properly sterilized without being properly cleaned. Until now, the only way to routinely verify the performance of your automated washer was by visually inspecting the instrumentation after a completed cycle. Professional standards organizations have recognized the importance of monitoring...

Latest Fasteners Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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