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Galvanised fasteners – technical and benefits

Bolts, nuts and washers are available with a galvanised finish to protect against corrosion.  Galvanised fasteners are characterised by the presence of a protective shell applied by a process of hot-dipping, this finishing process adds a layer over the surface. When fasteners are galvanised, they are submerged inside a container filled with molten zinc. After […]
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Make sure to replace old fasteners

One of the things that often concern us here at Leyton Fasteners, are when we hear of folk refurbishing machines yet still re-using the old nuts, bolts and washers. When fasteners have been used for many years holding parts together, they can suffer from neglect, corrosion and stress, all of which can lead to failure.  So, […]
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In the fastener industry, there are organizations that specify the strength and marking requirements for both metric and imperial size bolts and screws sold around the world. Here we explain what the markings are and what they mean for the most commonly used. The term Grade is the word we use to identify the material, […]
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Vintage, Veteran and Classic

Many folks simply aren’t aware of the size of the industry standing behind Classic, Vintage and Veteran cars and motorcycles, pundits reckon that turnover of companies supplying this area runs into billions of pounds per year.  As interest in these vehicles has increased so has a cottage industry of small businesses repairing, servicing and restoring vehicles, […]
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Supporting obsolete machinery

The other day I was passing a building site to drop off some supplies and noticed a stationary engine driving a pump, which was emptying a huge volume of water from some tanks that were being demolished.  The thud thud of the engine drew me across to look at it, a single cylinder, only to find […]
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Stud Bolts

Whilst the subject of Stud bolts can hardly be described as exciting, we often hear stories of how our fasteners are used, from holding down a distillation column to attaching vital armour plates to a classic tank! ASTM A193 B7 studs are made of chromium-molybdenum steel and are well known for their capabilities to weather […]
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Commonly Used Fasteners & Fixings

Fasteners and fixings are essential components used to hold two or more materials together. These parts are composed of numerous materials, including metal, plastic, and wood, and they come in a range of sizes and shapes. In this blog post, we'll explore the many types of fasteners and fixings used often across a range of industries.
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