How-to: Removing a Screw with a Screw Extractor

Screws are extremely useful tools in our daily lives. They’ve been around for many, many years. In fact, early screws had to be handmade, so each one was different from the one before it. In 1928, the National Screw Thread Commission established a standard for screw threads for interchangeability. Screws hold our phones together, our […]

What You Need to Know About Screws: Part 2

In part one, we discussed the different types of screw heads and why there are so many. But now, it’s time to focus on screw point types. Much like custom screw heads, there are a bunch of different types of points that come from a screw manufacturer. Each has a different purpose and belongs to […]

What You Should Know About Screws: Part 1

If you’ve worked with tools in the past, or work with them on a daily basis, you’ve probably dealt with screws. But when you pick up a screw, have you ever noticed that not all screws look the same? If you’ve noticed that all screws aren’t identical, you should know that they aren’t alike for […]

Stripped Screws: A Simple Solution Explained With Science

Custom fasteners are in growing demand. This is due to technological advancements and necessity. Screws and other fastening technology are absolutely integral to the continued existence of the civilized world. This is no exaggeration, as the need to join two products together will never go away, and much of our infrastructure would collapse without screws. […]

Prevailing Torque and Two Types of Thread Lockers

The miniature screws market has been flourishing lately with the high demand for smaller electronic components. One of the difficulties manufacturers of smartphones and other handheld devices have with tiny screws is the task of fastening them securely when faced with potential vibration or external forces unfastening the screw. The way small screws have overcome […]

3 Ways to Perfectly Drive a Screw

The average selling cost of screw, nut, and bolt manufacturing in the United States added up to $30 billion in 2017. For many, drilling a screw into a piece of wood, a wall, or another location may seem like a simple task. However, even though the concept is pretty simple, it’s something that can easily […]

Fasten Your Threads: Here’s a History of Screw Technology

The growth of every different industry leads to new developments in technology and application. The phone went from being a humble machine using landlines with switchboards all the way to a personal computer capable of taking calls, text, and accessing the internet. You might think that there is no way screws could have had such […]

A Multi-Industry Guide To Custom Shoulder Bolts

The specific functions of your company’s products require a highly specified manufacturing solution. By ordering custom manufactured micro screws and fasteners, you are making your product as individual as possible. The U.S. screw, nut, and bolt industry employs 131,949 people, and all of these individuals have a role in crafting unique parts for your business. […]

What to Consider when Choosing a Set Screw for a Project

Around the time of 200 B.C., the concept of the screw was born. The standard screw is a common household item used for building furniture, applying hinges onto door frames, and putting wheels on bicycles, among other things. Many people are familiar with screws that are used to hold items in place, but what about […]

How Screws Are Made: Custom Screws and Traditional

We’ve talked a lot about the various types of custom screw options that we have available, from our micro screws to our custom shoulder bolts. But one topic that has never been discussed is how we create these tools, or how screws are created in general. Creating a custom screw the size of a micro […]