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Three Critical Fastener Truths

“Your bolts are breaking in my engine blocks!” The purchasing manager was furious! This was a massive, costly failure. Someone would pay. The unimpressed fastener engineer on the other end of the phone replied wryly.  “What did you want to break?” WHAT???? It was simple.  Tremendous shear and tension had built, and something had to...

Fast-Rite – Authorized representative for Siam Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings

At Fast-Rite, we’re pleased to announce we are now an authorized distributor for Siam Fittings Company Limited, A leading international manufacturer of malleable iron and bronze pipe fittings. Siam pipe fittings are well known worldwide under the brand name SA. Founded over 50 years ago in 1968, Siam products are manufactured under exacting international standards...

How to reduce “Cam-Out”

Cam-Out – we’ve probably all experienced it. Perhaps we’re putting a faceplate on an outlet, or driving into metal. So we pull out our trusty slotted screwdriver, and start to turn the screw. But the slot depth is shallow, perhaps it’s a struck slot instead of a saw slot, or maybe, this screwdriver has seen...

Why Cast?

Casting is most often used for making complex shapes that would be difficult or uneconomical to make by other methods. Precision engineered castings are found everywhere.  Your car, for example.  The water pump, alternator, air conditioning clutch, perhaps the brackets holding these devices, manifolds and more, all are prime examples of highly engineered precision castings....

Aggregate your way to cost effective and stress-free precision stamping supply.

If you’ve ever walked into a major auto production facility, you may have heard a rhythmic thud in the background – perhaps a massive press stamping out the unibody for a sedan or SUV. This is the beginning of the manufacturing process, but there are many other parts to go that will need to be...

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