The Traveling Salesman Spends 10 Minutes with Des Broderick

First of all, thank you for your patience and kindness with taking the time to answer all these questions from some Traveling Salesman pestering you from the United States. In 2019, I finally got the opportunity to travel to Ireland and since then it has been of interest to me to interview a distributor. I see from your website you have three locations located in Dublin, Belfast and in Glasgow in Scotland. And when I look at your site I see you distribute several specialty fastener lines. Of course, you also carry show a lot of standard products too. And you have been in business since 1967, so more than 50 years. That is outstanding. Tell us a little bit about Appian. Who owns the company? Share a little history.based in Ireland.

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The Fundamentals of Platings vs. Coatings

Why Are Platings & Coatings Important? The greatest enemy to fasteners is corrosion. Once corrosion begins, fasteners start to break down quickly, reducing their effectiveness and life span of any application. Fasteners made from carbon or high-strength alloy steels, that are subjected to harsh environments or hazardous chemicals, typically have a plating or coating applied to their surface to protect the steel underneath. Fasteners that lack this protective layer can become damaged, ultimately compromising their assemblies, which can be both dangerous and costly to replace

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Innovative Fasteners for High-Performance Plastics

When it comes to fastening plastics there are many different influencing factors at play. The challenge is to find a geometry for the screw fastening that balances out any negative effects such as tolerance fluctuations. Moreover, it is important that the fastening solution is optimally adapted to the material’s properties and the type of load it will need to bearWhen it comes to fastening plastics there are many different influencing factors at play. The challenge is to find a geometry for the screw fastening that balances out any negative effects such as tolerance fluctuations. Moreover, it is important that the fastening solution is optimally adapted to the material’s properties and the type of load it will need to bearWhen it comes to fastening plastics there are many different influencing factors at play. The challenge is to find a geometry for the screw fastening that balances out any negative effects such as tolerance fluctuations. Moreover, it is important that the fastening solution is optimally adapted to the material’s properties and the type of load it will need to bear

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Ask the Expert – JIS Hex Flange Bolts & Hex Flange Nuts

Japanese manufacturers build their equipment with flange bolts and nuts that are made to the JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards) standards. The specifications that define the dimensions for JIS flange bolts and nuts are JIS B1189 (flange bolts) and JIS B1190 (flange nuts).
There was a major revision to both of these specs in 2005 that resulted in a change in the wrench size (width across the flats) that JIS flange bolts and nuts are made to.

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