Custom Fasteners a speciality from screws and bolts
04 October 2019
From some of the simplest and most commonly available fasteners such as the humble machine screw to the more specialized and often heavily customized bolt Challenge Europe can help in all formats. Threaded fasteners are perhaps uniquely adaptable since designs can readily be adjusted to suit many diverse applications requiring non-standard lengths, intermediate diameters as well as alternatives to the generally available materials of steel, stainless steel, brass, aluminium, and nylon.
These alternate materials include titanium, copper, phosphor bronze, duplex, and super duplex stainless steel. Threaded fasteners with special heads may be needed such as bar type (T form) to locate in slots, or bolts for special purposes e.g. welded to a footplate or spiked for use in materials processing machinery such as drums where replacement is often required.
A common form of the specialist bolt is the U bolt or hook where the extended bolt can be formed in such a way as to create a completely different item of custom dimensions. Further refinement is then possible with varying surface treatments such as zinc and clear, chemi black or anodising.
It is truly remarkable how versatile the humble screw has become and how readily suppliers like Challenge Europe can create that special solution.