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Fit-for-Life Connections

Four fasteners bringing together two flanges is a popular method of connectivity in high-pressure applications. This connection allows for weight to be distributed evenly among the four fasteners, thereby reducing stress and the possibility of failing joints due to vibrations. As standards in production continue to improve, pressure ratings are higher than the industry has seen previously, leading to greater quality.

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Young Fastener Professionals Study on Attracting and Retaining Millennials in the Fastener Industry [Full Report]

Young Fastener Professionals would like to provide the fastener industry with first-hand, direct feedback on what we (as fastener professionals) are looking for in terms of job satisfaction and retention. By 2020 ‘millennials’ are expected to make up 50% of the global workforce and by 2025 we are expected to make up 75% of the global workforce (including the fastener industry!) By filling out the survey we will be collecting a current and accurate representation of what young and seasoned fastener professionals are looking for in a successful career.

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NIFMSE taps Fastener Industry Coalition to Select Future Inductees to ‘Hall of Fame’

Hall of Fame Award recognizes those professionals who have made a significant and enduring contribution to the industrial fastener industry on a national or global scale. Individuals selected for induction will join other honored industry members, including but not limited to inventors, business leaders, and educators.

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Las Vegas Fastener & Mill Supply Expo’s 2016 Exhibit Space Sales are Booming!

National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo is the Largest B2B of Industrial Fasteners and Tooling & Machinery in North America.

Since 1981, the event continues to bring together the manufacturers and master distributors of fasteners, precision formed parts, fastener machinery & tooling and other related products and services with distributors and sales agents in the distribution chain. Held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, the event consists of an all-day conference program presented by endorsing fastener associations and a show floor with more than 600 exhibiting companies from around the world.

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New Washer Uses Electricity to Measure a Bolt’s Clamping Force

Piezoelectric materials can generate a voltage when they are under mechanical stress. The piezoelectric filaments of the washer will be connected to a handheld device that registers the amount of preload, or bolt clamping force, by reading the intensity of electrical outputs. This breakthrough will be beneficial to areas where the right preload is crucial such as construction, automobile assembly, nuclear power, racing, aviation and space.

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The City of Youngstown Celebrates Manufacturing Day, October 2nd, 2015

Manufacturing Day is dedicated to addressing current perceptions about the manufacturing industry, to remedy any misconceptions and educate those within and outside of the industry. On the first Friday of every October, manufacturing professionals open their doors to students, parents, teachers, government officials, friends, and anyone willing to learn and share with them why they are proud to be manufacturers.

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