For those who did not think it was possible there are also plastic fasteners: cheap and durable but, above all, they do not rust!
Are you wondering where to find them and if they are produced in Italy? The answer is FastPoint Srl, a company that since 193 produces and distributes a complete line of fasteners for industrial applications, fixing products and parts for services and technologies.
What are the fasteners?
Maybe you do not know them by their name but you will certainly have seen them mounting some Swedish furniture. The application of fasteners is much broader but let’s start by understanding what they are. Fasteners are elements that join or attack two or more objects together. In general they are used to create non-permanent joints as they can be removed or dismantled without creating damage to the other components.
The use of fasteners in the industry
For industry, fasteners are used to perform a huge number of functions. If the right fitting does not exist you can always invent it, especially today, thanks to the new technology of 3D printers.
Modern industries have to deal with the reliability of the components they use, but they must also choose them according to the regulations in force, more and more attentive to the issue of safety. FastPoint not only produces these fitting elements in line with the standards, but also provides procedures, technical data sheets and certifications and everything is already evident when you visit the website.
But how are fasteners specifically used? They are small but we can find them in every machine and they are the secret of the performance both for their mode of use and for their function and the ability to support or adjust the machines.
They are usually made of PE (polyethylene) and their working temperature (maximum resistance to temperatures) is 80 ° C.
The fasteners are custom-made, have specific characteristics for screwing, to define height adjustment and to support certain weights. They are also accompanied by information related to each individual piece to avoid creating difficulties in the design and installation of assembly lines.
Each fixing or anchoring component has its own specific function as are its essential characteristics: lightness, anti-corrosion (the rust referred to above), electrical insulation, strength and strength.
Clearly it is plastic that responds to these characteristics and it means that you have a product that meets high quality standards. This material is essential in the construction of machinery because it adapts to its basic characteristics such as weight and adapts to all possible solutions and precise parameters, one could say millimeters, that designers look for.
To give an example of the essentiality of these plastic fasteners we can think about a car that has major problems with the handbrake. Maybe you do not know that there could only be a change in the “car brake shift knob car fastener” instead of something much more complicated.