Let Us Share Our Expertise in Sourcing Strange and Unusual Fasteners.
At Lightning Bolt, we really enjoy hunting down the strange and unusual fasteners. And if a fastener proves to be so hard-to-find that it can’t be found, we excel at arranging for custom-made fasteners. Here are just a few examples of custom-made fasteners we do regularly:
ALL THREAD RODS:
Plain All Thread Rod
Plated All Thread Rod
Stainless Steel All Thread Rod
Metric All Thread Rod
HDG All Thread Rod
B7 All Thread
B16 All Thread Rod
Grade 5 All Thread
Grade 8 All Thread
Acme All Thread
Plain Foundation Bolts
HDG Foundation Bolts
Plated Key Stock
Stainless Steel U-Bolts
Specially Designed Knobs
Specially Designed Thumb Screws
Throughout our sixteen years in business, Lightning Bolt has provided special fastener material sourcing for many local mechanical engineers and international purchasing departments alike. We have forged relationships with the top manufacturers so we can negotiate the best custom made fasteners at the best price at the best lead time. Need incoloy pipe or some inconel bolts? Let Lightning Bolt arrange the production and delivery of your fasteners. Larger orders usually qualify for free shipping.
Custom made fasteners can be an easy and economical solution when you have difficulty finding the right fasteners.
- Choosing custom-made fasteners can be a great option if you are already having screws patched or plated, etc…. With custom design, you can choose from many options for coatings, finishes, patches from the beginning. Usually this will be a more economical way to go because buying patched fasteners off the shelf is pricey.
- Learn exactly what is needed for your project. Know the size, the material, and the grade of fastener that is desired. When you reach out to your salesperson, you may want to provide a sample or a drawing with detailed specifications.
- The process is not as daunting as it may seem. Even though it is a huge risk to choose a fastener to be mass produced and you worry “What if it doesn’t work?”…. the manufacturer will provide a prototype so you can test your fastener before it goes into mass production.
Here's a list of special materials we can source for custom fasteners (we have access to over 150 material grades so if you don't see what you need, please ask us!):
A354BD Grade 8
A193 B8 Class 2
A320 B8 Class 2
Duplex 2205 Stainless
30% Glass Filled Nylon
All in all…if the product exists, we will find it. If it doesn’t exist, we will source it and have it manufactured. At Lightning Bolt, all of our salespeople are educated on all of the dimensional and material specifications of fasteners. Our salespeople won’t tell you what fasteners you should use (liability issues), but they will share information and provide advice.
Our goal is to always get you the right fastener!
Here are just a few examples of special processing for fasteners that we offer (we can provide over 25 different coatings and platings, so please inquire if you don't see what you need):
Black Oxide Plating
Black Zinc Plating
Nylon Patched Machine Screws
Nylon Patched Socket Head Cap Screws
Painted Deck Screws