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Overview Alston Pre-Applied Fastener Services Ltd
Thread locking and sealing systems for fasteners serve to provide options for many applications where the combination of a secure joint and sealed fluid performance is paramount. Thread locking and sealing systems may provide an opportunity for optimum vibration resistance as well as preventing moisture entrapment or leakage. Anochrome Group - Surface Engineering Company
Anochrome are industry leaders in surface finishing and pre-applied coatings specialisation for metal and plastic engineered components, based in the U.K., with growing overseas interests. There expertise is in the application of corrosion protective and decorative coatings for ferrous and non-ferrous components, as well as EMC shielding coatings for plastics, together with lubricants and pre-applied technology for thread locking and sealing devices. Bolt Science - Specialists in Bolted Joint Technology
Bolt Science specialises in bolted joint technology. The company provides software solutions to problems related to bolted joints and threaded fasteners in general. British Surface Treatment Suppliers Association
The British Surface Treatment Suppliers Association represents the surface treatment supply industry in the United Kingdom. Its members are engaged in the manufacture and sale of process chemicals, plant and equipment, and ancillary products for the surface treatment of metals. BSI Group Homepage
BSI Group Homepage for the British Standards Bulten Stainless Fasteners
Bulten Stainless manufactures both standard and special products in two modern plants. Cold-formed and hot-formed screws and components are produced primarily in the factory in Åshammar, eastern Sweden. The factory in Svartå in southern Sweden specialises in machining high-alloy steel and also manufactures nuts. Churchill - Laser Quality Inspection
Millions of fasteners are installed into numerous applications, many of which are automatically inserted into the component. The need to achieve consistent performance becomes paramount if automated process control is to be effective, thus avoiding machine stoppages due to rouge defect items entering the fastened component supply chain. Driven by 100% defect free requirements the need for accurate component compliance is very much to the fore when reaching the necessary criteria of Zero Defect and the conformity of Parts Per Million (PPM), as well as total traceability. Contract Heat Treatment Association
When it comes to mechanical fasteners, the utilisation of specialist contract heat treatment sources is vital. Whilst product integrity is of paramount importance, the supplier’s expertise is also meaningful for heat-treated products. The Contract Heat Treatment Association website will assist FERA members in need of such technical requirements by use of the Buyers Guide and other helpful contacts. David Thorpe Consultancy

Specialising in metallurgical support and technical problem solving in the fastener and associated industries. Desoutter Sales UK Ltd
Desoutter is a leading manufacturer of power tools and automation equipment. Innovation and new products can find solutions through the Desoutter design team. Hammond Heat Treatment
The HHT website contains useful information on several aspects of heat treatment and the service capabilities available, covering various types of products, and not just fasteners! High Torque Fastener Systems
The High Torque Fastener System is a revolutionary sheet metal fastening system that is versatile enough to be adapted for a wide range of applications including the automotive, white goods, computer, television and related industries. The Institute of Materials
The Institute of Materials serves the international materials community through its wide range of learned society activities and by acting as the professional body for materials scientists and engineers. The IOM is the professional body of the materials science and engineering community. With a membership of over 18,000 individuals throughout the UK and Europe, the Institute represents a formidable range of expertise. IST® - Institute of Spring Technology
Fastener manufacture is very similar to that of spring manufacture and has several technical commonalties. The IST technical facilities are very comprehensive with the support of graduate engineers, metallurgists and materials scientists with unique and wide ranging experience. With NAMAS and ISO 9000 accreditation, the laboratory services maybe very useful for FERA members. The National Metals Technology Centre
NAMTEC is a none profit organisation which aims to rejuvenate the metals industry within the UK and has a range of targets including the generation of real employment within the metals industry and to assist metals companies to prosper with measurable results. FERA Members will find it a useful portal on various metal issues, where advice and knowledge is available. The National PhysicalLaboratory
The National Physical Laboratory maintains world-class metrology facilities and offers calibration services with the highest available accuracy. It is the United Kingdom's national standards laboratory, an internationally respected centre of excellence in research and development. Of particularly interest to FERA members is the National Corrosion Service facilities. The site has a great deal of information and relevant services. SPS Technologies Aerospace and Automotive Fasteners
SPS Technologies aerospace and automotive fasteners division is one of the World's leading high technology companies. Engineered fasteners in exotic materials are a speciality. Surface Engineering Association
The Association prides itself on its ability to give a broad range of 'on the spot' advice on surface engineering matters. UKSMA - UK Spring Manufacturers' Association
The UK Spring Manufactures Association provides invaluable services to the users and manufacturers of springs, clips, pressings, wire-forms, and allied products. FERA members may find this link useful for solutions to supply chain management. Unbrako Europe - Industrial Fasteners
The UNBRAKO engineered fastener range is world-renowned. The UNBRAKO ® socket screws, FLEXLOC ® all metal self-locking nuts, DURLOK ® vibration resistant bolts and nuts, SPS MICROS and UNBRAKO engineered fastener specials make up a core of products that provide critical fastener solutions for the engineer. ISO - International Standards Organisation
Why Standards? If there were no standard we would soon notice. Standards make an enormous contribution to most aspects of our lives although very often, that contribution is invisible. It is when there is an absence of standards that their importance is brought home. CBM - United Kingdom's Trade Association for metalforming
The principle Sponsor of FERA CEN - European Committee for Standardisation
CEN the European Committee for Standardization was founded in 1961 by the national standards bodies in the European Economic Community and EFTA countries. DIN - DIN Deutsches Institute fur Normung e.V.
DIN is the German Institute for Standardization and is a registered association founded in 1917. Its head office is in Berlin. Since 1975 it has been recognized by the German government as the national standards body and represents German interests at international and European level. Corus - International Steel Manufacturer
Corus is an international metal company providing steel and aluminium products and services to customers worldwide . Construction Fixings Association
Founded in 1979 the Construction Fixings Association is a trade association which comprises major manufacturers of construction fixings with a significant UK presence. The Association endeavours to ensure that members observe a high level of integrity in all commercial activity and that all product information is provided in a clear useable form to specifiers and users. Trifast plc - Fastener Technology
TR's manufacturing network spans two continents and produces 25% of all the components it sells. As large-scale manufacturer we appreciate the importance of quality, cost and consistency
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