FTM 147: Does Heat Treating Change the Physical Properties of Fasteners?

The answer to that question is true, that’s exactly why we do it. This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published December 18, 2019 as “Is Heat Treating used to change the physical properties of fasteners?” during episode 147 of Fully Threaded Radio. Sometimes we heat treat Fasteners or any […]

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FTM 146: Does Heat Treating Change Fastener Chemistry?

The answer to “is Heat Treating used to change the chemical composition of fasteners” is false. This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published November 21, 2019 as “Is Heat Treating used to change the chemical properties of fasteners?” during episode 146 of Fully Threaded Radio. Heat Treating cannot change the […]

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FTM 143: What does Passivating Stainless Steel do?

Why bother passivating Stainless Steel fasteners? This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published August 20, 2019 as “Passivation of Stainless Steel fasteners” during episode 143 of Fully Threaded Radio. Stainless steel is a corrosion resistant alloy ; this is one of the properties of stainless steel. Stainless Steel is […]

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FTM 142: Ugly Bolts: How Ugly is Too Ugly?

When are Surface discontinuities not acceptable on a fastener? This edition of the Fastener Training Minute with Carmen Vertullo was originally published July 14, 2019 as “Problems with Fastener finishes” during episode 142 of Fully Threaded Radio. This is Carmen Vertullo with the Fastener Training Minute from the Fastener Training Institute and AIM Testing Laboratory […]

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