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Rob Dell'Elmo

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The Austin Hardware® Fastener Blog Series: Your Guide to Solid Rivets.

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Aug 13, 2020 11:30:00 AM
A Wikipedia citing notes that, “Solid rivets are one of the oldest and most reliable types of fasteners, having been found in archaeological findings dating back to the Bronze Age.” According to ThomasNet, Solid rivets “With their full-bodied design, solid rivets represent the strongest of the...
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Topics: fasteners

The Austin Hardware® Fastener Blog Series: Using Bolts for a Variety of Applications.

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Aug 7, 2020 10:30:00 AM
Like most fasteners, bolts are available in a wide variety of styles and materials to meet the needs of a world of applications. In the industrial world, carbon and alloy steel bolts are used most often. Steel bolts can be divided into two major categories: High Strength Structural and Common....
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Topics: Innovative Solutions, fasteners

The Austin Hardware® Fastener Blog Series: Learn More About Retaining Rings and Clips

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Jul 28, 2020 11:30:00 AM
Retaining rings can be an alternative to traditional threaded fasteners for holding components in a housing or on a shaft. They’re installed inside a housing or bore, or into a groove on a shaft to create a shoulder which retains an assembly.
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Topics: fasteners

New Product: Polycarbonate Protective Panels From Austin Hardware®.

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Jul 20, 2020 11:00:00 AM
  Companies are looking for ways to safely allow employees to return to the workplace as businesses open back up amid the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the primary modes of transmission of COVID-19 is via airborne droplets. A simple solution to mitigate the transmission of these droplets is to...
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Topics: Austin Engineered Solutions™, Polycarbonatepanels

The Austin Hardware® Fastener Blog Series: An Overview of Washer Hardware Options.

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Jul 13, 2020 11:30:00 AM
Washers are another critical member of the wide world of fasteners. They’re certainly not sexy and can be overlooked at times. However, they play a crucial role in the function and longevity of the majority of products using mechanical fasteners. Like most fasteners, there are many different types...
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Topics: Products (General), fasteners

The Austin Hardware® Fasteners Series Blogs: Pins & Their Uses.

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Jun 30, 2020 12:00:00 PM
Industrial Pins are an essential type of fastener with many uses. They are designed to resist shear and torsional forces.  Engineering360 defines industrial pins as “… varieties of fastening hardware meant to couple, align, mount, assemble or penetrate two workpieces. The operation of the pin...
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Topics: Innovative Solutions, fasteners

The Austin Hardware® Fastener Blog Series: Learn More About Using Nails

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Jun 23, 2020 11:30:00 AM
If you’re in the construction or woodworking business, you’re using nails every day. Homeowners often find themselves looking for just the right nail for their DIY projects. Even the core customers of Austin Hardware®, which are in the transportation and metal fabrication businesses, industries in...
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Topics: Vendor Managed Inventory, inventory management, fasteners

The Austin Hardware® Fasteners Series Blogs: All About Clinch Fasteners

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Jun 18, 2020 11:30:00 AM
Clinch or self-clinching fasteners are typically used for metal assemblies that may be too thin for tapping or in applications where it’s not feasible to employ stamped or extruded threads. Self-clinching fasteners are found in household appliances, electronics, medical equipment, telecom...
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Topics: Products (General), fasteners

Several of the Most Common Rear Trailer Door Hinge Problems Solved.

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Jun 10, 2020 11:30:00 AM
Enclosed trailer and horse trailer manufacturers, which are fabricated from aluminum in particular, often have trouble with 3-piece rear door and ramp door hinge alignment.   It takes a precise measurement and careful hands to align most standard 3-piece rear and ramp door hinges correctly due to...
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Topics: Austin Engineered Solutions™, Hinges, Trailers

A Basic Introduction to Rivets: Common Uses and Industries.

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on May 28, 2020 12:00:00 PM
Rivets Rivets have been around a REALLY long time. The first version of a rivet, which was made of wood, was used in Ancient Egypt around 3000 B.C, where they were used to manufacture different types of tools. In an Airstream Lifstyle blog post we learn that by the mid-19th century, advances in...
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