AIS Compliant Material - Threaded Rod 316 Stainless

We are now stocking AIS Certified 316 Stainless Threaded Rod.  

If your project includes the American Iron and Steel (AIS) provision, especially to qualify for Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).  This requirement typically applies to projects for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public water system or treatment works. The AIS provision is a permanent requirement for all CWSRF projects. The America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 extends the AIS provision for DWSRF projects through Fiscal Year 2023.
Project specific parts lists can be quoted using both AIS and non-AIS certified material to determine waiver eligibility.
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choosing fasteners

When it comes to choosing the perfect fastener for your design, there are multiple factors that need to be considered. For example, understanding fastener technology can be a great start. That’s the most basic thing you need to know in order to make smarter choices regarding fasteners.

There are all kinds of fasteners out there and each one of them serves a specific purpose. The fasteners you use for a toy are quite different from the ones you would use for a major construction project. So, how do you know what fastener goes with your particular requirement?

Get to Know Your Fasteners

Fasteners may appear as if they are a very insignificant part of the whole construction process. However, you couldn’t be more wrong. Fasteners may be small, but, without the right ones, your entire project could fall apart, literally.

Never leave fasteners out as the least important factor in your design. Doing this will only complicate your work. For instance, the final design might end up needing special fasteners to complete the project. However, these special fasteners are not easy to come by. As a result, you’re going to have to spend more money and experience more delays.

Plus, using fasteners at the last minute can also affect the final product’s lifespan and may even cause malfunctions.

Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Fasteners

When you start working on a design/project, make sure you remember these basic instructions regarding fasteners. For starters, opt for fasteners based on size, main function, and material.

Once you progress with your construction/design, focus on aspects such what fastener will enhance or fit well with your design. At this stage, focus on the industrial standards regarding the strength of the fastener, the type and corrosion resistance.

This information can be obtained through respective catalogs. For instance, at Metro Bolt & Fasteners, we provide detailed catalogs with our fasteners. The information includes details concerning applications, industry standards, and expectations.

You can also download fastener drawings and add them to your design to see how they fit.

Also, when selecting fasteners, pay attention to the assembly process as well. Consider your production scenario too. Are there limitations regarding capacity? Do you have the right tools? Is the calibration process suitable?

There are 3 simple rules to be considered when working with fasteners:

  • Fasteners must be superior to or the same as the assembled parts, in terms of quality.
  • Bolted joints should remain strong.
  • Assembled fasteners should be controllable and exchangeable.

To choose the ideal fasteners for your work, please go through the Metro Bolt & Fastener inventory. If you have questions, we are most willing to guide you.