High-performance fasteners are built to withstand harsh environments in which friction or corrosion may be a challenging factor.
At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we work closely with clients to collaborate on all aspects of the production process from prototype to completion. Throughout this process, our experts help analyze the needs and requirements of each project based on the product’s function and environment. We have experience working with materials that are required to withstand harsh conditions such as stress, heat, or friction. For example, one important consideration to make during this process is whether or not the fastener will be subject to possible corrosion.
Improve Durability and Performance in Corrosive Environments
Corrosion factors are an important consideration to make because they can have a significant effect on the quality and durability of a fastener. There are a variety of different kinds of corrosion that can occur including oxidation, pitting, stress corrosion, galvanic corrosion, and concentration-cell corrosion. However, the most common form of corrosion is due to oxidation, commonly known as rust. Steel structures and fasteners are at risk for oxidation and should be protected accordingly. Other common forms of corrosion occur when the metal fastener is put under stress, experiences friction against another metal or material, or is galvanized and eroded by another metal.
In general, many fasteners are at risk for corrosion simply due to the service environment. Rather than dealing with the damage in the future, manufacturers can prevent problems by selecting fastener materials that will prevent corrosion in the first place. Our team of experts can recommend specific material combinations, treatments, external finishes, protective sealants, and lubricants that help prevent damage in corrosive environments.
A select range of metal fasteners are specifically designed for corrosive environments in which high-performance materials are required. These may include metals that have a higher melting point, higher hardness at room temperature, or increased density. These fasteners may be used in a variety of applications within the automotive, trucking, marine engine, off-road, medical, or commercial and industrial pump markets.
Clients who are looking for a reliable company to provide in-depth collaborative manufacturing services for their next project should contact Huron Automatic Screw Company. We understand the nuances of fastener manufacturing and pride ourselves on precision, excellence, and innovation.
About Huron Automatic Screw Company
With over 80 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.
Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products. Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.