Challenge Europe can provide fastener solutions ranging from machine screws to the more specialised and heavily customised bolt. According to the company, threaded fasteners can readily be adjusted to suit many diverse applications requiring non-standard lengths, intermediate diameters as well as alternatives to the generally available materials of steel, stainless steel, brass, aluminium and nylon.
Alternate materials include titanium, copper, phosphor bronze, duplex and super duplex stainless steels. Threaded fasteners with special heads may be needed such as bar type (T form) to locate in slots, or bolts for special purposes – such as welded to a foot plate or spiked for use in materials processing machinery.
A common form of specialist bolt is the U bolt or hook where the extended bolt can be formed in such a way as to create a completely different item of custom dimensions. Further refinement is then possible with surface treatments.
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