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  • Self-Tapping Screws vs Traditional Screws

    Self-Tapping Screws vs Traditional Screws

    • February 18, 2021

    When shopping for screws, you’ll need to choose the right type. There are self-tapping screws as well as traditional screws. While they are both used for similar applications — specifically fastening — they aren’t the same. By understanding the difference between self-tapping and traditional screws, you’ll be able to choose the right type. What Are

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  • What Is an O-Ring Face Seal?

    What Is an O-Ring Face Seal?

    • February 17, 2021

    O-rings are commonly used in many different manufacturing applications. Also known as a toric joint, they consist of a donut-shaped piece of elastomer material. O-rings are designed to seal the surface between two joined parts. Even when exposed to pressure, the parts won’t leak fluids. There are different types of O-rings, however, one of which

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  • How Metal Stamping Works

    How Metal Stamping Works

    • February 12, 2021

    Metal stamping is a common manufacturing process. Also known simply as metal pressing, it involves the use of a stamping press to deform and shape a metal workpiece. Metal workpieces typically consist of sheet metal. To alter the shape of a piece of sheet metal, manufacturing companies can stamp it. How does metal stamping work

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  • What Are Wood Screws?

    What Are Wood Screws?

    • February 11, 2021

    Choosing the right screws is important. Screws, of course, are threaded fasteners that are used to join two or more workpieces together. For fastening applications involving wooden workpieces, you should typically choose wood screws. As their name suggests, they are designed specifically for wooden workpieces. What are wood screws exactly? The Basics of Wood Screws

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  • The 5 Primary Mount Types for Hinges

    The 5 Primary Mount Types for Hinges

    • February 10, 2021

    When shopping for hinges, you’ll need to choose the right mount type. Hinges are installed by mounting. You’ll need to mount a hinge to the two workpieces. Door hinges, for instance, are mounted on doors and doorframes. Different hinges, however, have different mount types. Below are five of the most common mount types for hinges.

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  • An Introduction to Stainless Steel and How It’s Made

    An Introduction to Stainless Steel and How It’s Made

    • February 4, 2021

    Stainless steel is one of the world’s most common alloys. Consisting of iron, carbon and chromium, it’s prized for its superior level of protection against corrosion. Even when exposed to moisture, stainless steel typically won’t corrode. Since it’s not a pure metal, though, manufacturing stainless steel is a methodical, multi-step process. To learn more about

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