small screwsOne of the biggest hassles of assembling anything is finding the right screw. Sometimes it’s too big, too small, or you just can’t quite grip the surface right. Sometimes you need to add smaller components, like a washer, to tiny screws. It can be frustrating, working with small screws, especially if what you’re working on is fragile or you don’t want to damage it.

So what can you do? You could work with custom screw options.

Screws come in many shapes, sizes, and makes. For the particularly small designs, you can use a micro screw, with dimensions down to M0.6 and heads as thin as 0.2mm. Micro screws require special screwdrivers and tools to work with, but their tiny, but effective, design can assist with those hard to reach places and builds.

They even come with micro-fasteners that allow for extra grip and sealing potential on an extremely small scale. Though, it could be rather frustrating to work with, given the difficulty of using two components of such size.

Which takes us to our main issue when working with any sort of fastener or screw: the assembly of the two components. It’s not pleasant having to add a washer or a fastener to a small screw, let alone something on the micro level. So, what can you do to alleviate that frustration?

You can use a SEMS screw.

A SEMS is a screw designed specifically by screw manufacturers to deal with that frustration. It combines two separate parts into a pre-assembled, low cost, fastener. It has washers under the head so it’s fast, permanent, and easy to adapt. That means no more toying around with small components, you just skip right to the assembly.

Some benefits associated with a SEMS screw are:

  1. Low cost and widely available.
  2. Increased productivity
  3. Available in most screw and washer combinations
  4. Ease of use with hand drivers and other tools

SEMS screws are small screws with options — different styles for different needs. You won’t have to worry about dropping or losing a washer again with these custom designed screws.

So the next time you’re working on a major project that requires some small scale work to be done, try using a micro screw, or a SEMS screw, to avoid all the frustration.

If you have any questions regarding a micro or SEMS screw, reach out to us today!

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