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Stainless Steel Fixings: Their Many Uses

Author : Harriet Wilson

Stainless steel fixings or fasteners are used in daily life in many different ways. They are used in a wide variety of industries from military applications, to construction or to anything with any sort of industrial connection. A home cannot exist without these fixings â€" the fact that they are stainless makes them extremely tough and they’re almost completely immune to corrosion and rusting. While they can be built out of chromium and carbon, most people opt for the stainless steel variety.

Security fasteners are one example of how stainless steel fixings are used. Commercial and private properties alike often make full use of these fixings. In your home, it might secure your chair, your doors or even your bed and makes sure that it is in one piece. It holds appliances together.

For people with unique uses, custom fixings can be made. Not all clients require the same thing â€" factories and new industrial companies for example, might need something unique to their product or particular circumstance, something that they can’t just buy in bulk at a hardware store.

A more mundane moment when steel fixings need to be customised might be when roof beams are tied together. One home design will differ greatly from another. It has to take into account what type of punishment the roof will take, which depends greatly on the location of the house. It needs to take into account the kinds of stresses that it is expected to resist, which depends on the design of the house. The fixings need to be strong and tough enough to keep the family or people living inside it safe and also good enough to allow for easy installation.

Military contractors also often employ fixings that are customised for their use. Most of the time, they will not tell people what they are for, in an effort to keep their designs secret. This is especially true for experimental designs, military or commercial, as it is likely that they require completely unique things from their fixings. Naval units, for example, might require that their fixings are stainless steel because of their constant exposure to seawater, which can ruin fixings that cannot resist rust and corrosion.

Sports cars also require strong fixings and fittings to keep them in once piece. Cars look good and they hide the amount of pressure each individual part of the car is under, especially in the case of sports cars. There is going to be a lot of wear and tear on them, a lot of physical pressure, so they need to be able to hold on and keep parts of the car from simply flying apart once they really get that engine rolling.

Steel fittings or fixings are an integral part of many industries â€" without them, many mechanical designs and creations would literally be impossible to make. Now you are more aware of just how important those little fixings and fittings are and how the world would not be the same without them.

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For more details on a wide range of building fasteners and industrial fasteners, their applications in aerospace and the automotive industries as well as how speciality and stainless steel fixings can be made for your requirements, then please visit our site, EJOT Fasteners. The site offers more information on our fixing and fastener products as well as specification sheets and a download area of useful information.

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