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Tie-Wire

Tie Wire

Tie Wire Ties are exposed to water and chemical attack from cement. They were traditionally made of galvanized steel, the fishtail tie being the most common. On high quality work, ties were occasionally made of bronze. In the mid-twentieth century, wire ties were widely used, again made from galvanized steel wire. As time has passed, …

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Framing Staples

Framing Staples

Framing Staples Some staple sizes are used more commonly than others, depending on the application required. Some companies have unique staples just for their products. Staples from one manufacturer may or may not fit another manufacturer’s unit even if they look similar and serve the same purpose. Staples are often described as X/Y (e.g. 24/6 …

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Chicken Mesh

Chicken Mesh

Chicken Mesh Chicken wire, or poultry netting, is a mesh of wire commonly used to fence in fowl, such as chickens, in a run or coop. It is made of thin, flexible, galvanized steel wire with hexagonal gaps. Available in 1 inch (about 2.5 cm) diameter, 2 inch (about 5 cm) and 1/2 inch (about …

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Plastic Fence

Plastic Fence

Plastic Fence A synthetic fence, plastic fence or (when made of vinyl) vinyl or PVC fence is a fence made using synthetic plastics, such as vinyl (PVC), polypropylene, nylon, polythene (polyethylene) ASA, or from various recycled plastics. Composites of two or more plastics can also be used to increase strength and UV stability of a …

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Nails

Nails

Nails In woodworking and construction, a nail is a small object made of metal (or wood, called a tree nail or “trunnel”) which is used as a fastener, as a peg to hang something, or sometimes as a decoration. Generally, nails have a sharp point on one end and a flattened head on the other, …

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Hanging Wire

Hanging Wire

Hanging Wire A wire is a flexible strand of metal. Wire is commonly formed by drawing the metal through a hole in a die or draw plate. Wire gauges come in various standard sizes, as expressed in terms of a gauge number. Wires are used to bear mechanical loads, often in the form of wire …

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Screws

Screws

Screws Machine screws, also sometimes referred to as machine bolts, usually can come in larger variations.  Typically, machine screws are designed to be fastened to an existing tapped hole on a metal surface, usually in conjunction with a mating nut. Still, some machine screws have tapping ability to cut and thread a hole as they’re …

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Threaded Rod

Threaded Rod

Threaded Rods With respect to shape, stud bolts a.k.a. studs are categorized into three basic types: “fully threaded stud bolts”, “tap-end stud bolts”, and “double-end stud bolts”. Each of these studs have different application. As name suggests, fully threaded studs have full body coverage with threads for full engagement of the matings nuts or similar …

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New Screw Technology for Better Performance and New Applications

New Screw Technology for Better Performance and New Applications On the design front, more designers/engineers are looking for customized designs, but screw manufacturers are also offering more integrated designs, which can be seen in all-in-one packages such as ball- screw-based linear actuators, which can reduce design time and simplify assembly. And as these new offerings …

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