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What Are Fender Washers?

Fender washers are flat, similar to standard ones but with a proportionally larger outer diameter than the inner diameter. They are made from a thinner gauge metal than most flat washers and protect surfaces by evenly distributing torque when you tighten a bolt or screw. They are very durable and prevent corrosion between an aluminum surface and a steel screw. The larger diameter makes them ideal for fastening in soft or thin materials.   Types of Fender Washers One thing that separates fender washers is the material used in making the fender. Some common washers are made of the following [...]

May 10th, 2022|Washers|

What is Metal Stamping?

Stamping is a term used to describe the process of shaping metal using dies and stamping machines. The metal is shaped using a tool and die surface in a sheet metal stamping machine.  To produce a finished product or part, stamping services place the material between two dies and use pressure to form and cut the material. Metal Stamping Processes Punching; A punch press forces the punch tool through the metal. This process causes the metal sheet to be punctured and the scrap slug positioned under the metal sheet. Blanking; In this step, a metal blank (or form) is cut [...]

April 5th, 2022|Stamping|

What Is a Belleville Washer?

A Belleville washer is a conical-shaped disc spring with a hole at its center, in which you place a fastener. The conical shape-like feature gives it the unique characteristic and functionality of a spring.  This cupped feature enables the washer to handle heavy loads by distributing tension when it contracts. The washer, also known as a cupped disc, is used in many companies due to its unique characteristic. How to Use a Belleville Washer? There are different ways of utilizing a Belleville washer; you can use a single one or stack several in different patterns to achieve varied benefits. The [...]

March 20th, 2022|Washers|
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