The Beginner’s Guide to Yoke Ends

Yoke ends are commonly used in conjunction with a cable or rod to lift heavy objects. These U-shaped fasteners come with clevis and clotter pin. The clevis is inserted through the holes of a yoke end, after which it’s secured … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Double-Ended Screws

Have you heard of double-ended screws? They feature a unique design compared to traditional screws. All screws have helical external threading. The presence of this external threading allows them to dig into workpieces and surfaces. While traditional screws only have … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Spring Door Hinges

One of the most common applications for hinges is doors. Doors are connected to frames by a hinge. With a hinge, you can pull a door open and away from the frame to which it’s connected. Some door hinges, however, … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Spring-Energized Seals

Sealing applications require the use of strong and durable seals. When exposed to hot and pressurized liquids, seals can fail. The failure of a seal will then allow the otherwise contained liquid to leak out. There are many different types … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Toggle Clamps

In the manufacturing industry, workpieces often require the use of a toggle clamp. It will secure the workpiece so that it remains stationary while being worked on. Manufacturing companies can then cut and drill the workpiece without worrying about it … Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to Flexible Magnets

The term “flexible magnet” can be confusing. When most people think of magnets, they envision solid bars or pieces of metal. After all, magnets are defined by their ferromagnetic composition. They are comprised of a ferromagnetic metal — iron, cobalt, … Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to Piano Hinges

When researching the different types of hinges, you’ll probably come across piano hinges. They work like other hinges by connecting two objects while simultaneously allowing a limited range of rotation. Piano hinges, however, are distinguished from their counterparts by their … Read More