The Best Ways To Make Military Fasteners Work Even Harder For You

I have always been someone who is interested in manufacturing, but a few years ago I started working harder on learning about the industry. I started visiting as many factories as I could, and before I knew it, I realized that there were a lot of things that I didn't know how to do yet. I started going to workshops and talking with real industry professionals, and it was really eye opening. This blog is all about learning about the people and processes that make all of our greatest inventions, and what you can do to create a better life for yourself.

The Best Ways To Make Military Fasteners Work Even Harder For You

The Best Ways To Make Military Fasteners Work Even Harder For You

20 April 2018
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Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog


Military fasteners are already the toughest, most durable fasteners you can buy (if you can get your hands on them). So, how can you possibly make them work even harder for you? In an industrial setting where you are assembling machines and you want the fasteners to really hold and never come undone, here is what you can do with your military-grade fasteners.

Stud Welding

Stud welding drives bolts through metal materials by first using a welding machine to soften up the metal items through which the bolts will be driven. In a factory setting, you do this all the time, but you have probably never done it with military-grade bolts. The process is the same, except that instead of standard bolts, you are using the military variety. This is the primary means in which to strengthen the adherence of metal plate to metal plate for manufacturing purposes.

Military Drills and Drivers

If you are going to screw or drive military-grade nails and bolts through objects on the assembly line, it only makes sense to do so with the military's own drills and drivers. Think about it; you would use one of their drills with a screw bit that perfectly matches the threads on the military screws you intend to use. The drill (or driver) creates the perfect hole, with the perfect thread length, distance, and width, to accommodate the military's own fasteners. It is fool-proof for making the fasteners fit perfectly into and through the materials being fastened.

Have Military Personnel Train Your Employees

It is an unusual partnership. However, if you have a government contract to fill, you want to be sure you fill it correctly and properly. Make part of your contract about military personnel training your assembly line people on how the military would do things if the military worked your assembly line. That includes how the military fasteners are managed and used, so that every fastener installed looks and feels exactly how the military expects it to be.

Use Military Adhesives Too

Some fasteners may require an adhesive to hold them in place until such a time as this board or that metal sheet is ready to be attached to another. If that is the case, use a military-grade adhesive for this purpose. The adhesive is better designed to handle the unique qualities of military-grade fasteners than ordinary industrial adhesives would or could (or could not).

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I have always been someone who is interested in manufacturing, but a few years ago I started working harder on learning about the industry. I started visiting as many factories as I could, and before I knew it, I realized that there were a lot of things that I didn't know how to do yet. I started going to workshops and talking with real industry professionals, and it was really eye opening. This blog is all about learning about the people and processes that make all of our greatest inventions, and what you can do to create a better life for yourself.

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