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Offline pepi

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Nuts & bolts why they cost $
« on: March 14, 2017, 08:56:32 PM »
Buying fasteners always has me thinking, so simple what a rip. This little clip has opened my eyes, see what you come away thinking?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMUrpTcoOlY

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Re: Nuts & bolts why they cost $
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 11:33:02 PM »
Most fasteners today are roll formed. Interesting video but very outdated.

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Re: Nuts & bolts why they cost $
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2017, 07:41:49 AM »
True, however the type and design of the manufacturing process, dies or roll feed. Is quite interesting to observe, and gives a clue of what we are actually paying for. Point being it is more complex than many may think.

Roll formed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI6HvDV7BLU

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Re: Nuts & bolts why they cost $
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 12:19:24 AM »
Around the eleven minute mark they refer to the die heads as cutting "Class 3 threads", looking up that term it seems that these are precision parts rather than common ones.  Can this class of part be made with the rolling method?

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Re: Nuts & bolts why they cost $
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 12:42:44 AM »
Around the eleven minute mark they refer to the die heads as cutting "Class 3 threads", looking up that term it seems that these are precision parts rather than common ones.  Can this class of part be made with the rolling method?

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Re: Nuts & bolts why they cost $
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 11:45:54 AM »
fastner's at anyprice beat wooden pegs for most things ...



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