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Platings and Coatings

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What is the main purpose for plating and coating hardware? Hardware is usually coated or plated for corrosion resistance. Corrosion can seriously affect the performance of hardware and so it may need these secondary processes to extend its lifetime. The main difference between the two is that coatings utilize a specific solution and do not […]

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Top Four Fastener Trends Observed in 2021

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1. New Materials “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it…” But that isn’t Fast-Rite’s way. We say, “if it can be better, then why not?”. Fasteners were traditionally made from metal and plastic but there are other materials that can be more suitable with enhanced solidity. Materials such as ceramics, carbon fiber and special alloy […]

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Container Shortages and Port Congestion Leads to Increasing Freight Costs

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  How did the container shortage come about? Only 40% of containers shipped from China to North America were returned to China after China’s Covid-19 recovery and during the shutdowns in the Western hemisphere. This means almost half of those containers are unusable. On one hand, container manufacturers are not producing them fast enough to […]

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COVID-19 Update

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Freight Shipping Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all freight is now subject to GRI (Gross Rate Increase) at the time of shipment. Please understand we are doing everything possible to mitigate any potential freight increases and we appreciate your continued support. We will continue to proactively monitor the situation and will release updates on a […]

Metal Stamping

High Quality Metal Stamping

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Learn About Metal Stamping at Fast-Rite! Engineering & Design Expertise Since 1992, Fast-Rite has partnered with OEMs to make them successful manufacturers. Through concise manufacturing capabilities, engineering expertise, and design recommendations, Fast-Rite is a leader in providing OEMs with the absolute best materials. One of the most popular products that we offer is our state-of-the-art […]


Shop Overstock Fasteners

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  Are you looking for a deal on surplus fasteners, but need a friendly way to quickly look through listings? Tired of looking online and finding obsolete listings? Take a look at our Overstock Machine Screw list. It’s the first of a series that is designed to give you an easy-to-use Excel Format, and you […]

3D Printing

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  Fast-Rite now has the capacity to provide 3-D printed prototypes! The Ultimaker S5 3D printer is the newest and largest dual extrusion addition to the Ultimaker line. Ultimaker is a leader in the industry with high-quality and reliable machines. This printer is designed for professionals, educators, and makers that need 3D printed parts. Check […]


Why Switch to a Vendor Managed Inventory?

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Vendor Managed Inventory system with Fast-Rite International The difference between success and failure in today’s industrial environment is dependent on an efficient inventory system. According to our customer service team, one of the most upsetting things for customers to hear is that their parts are out of stock, especially if it is caused by an […]

3 Reasons to Choose Brass Fittings & Ball Valves

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  Fast-Rite has a complete line of Brass Fittings, Ball Valves and other components. Selection Adapters and Fittings Fast-Rite stocks a complete line of Brass Adapters and Fittings. Choose from Brass Hose Barbs; Brass SAE 45°, Compression, Pipe, and Inverted Flare Adapters; Poly-Flow and Poly-Push Fittings; D.O.T. Air Brake Fittings; and Garden Hose Fittings. Needle […]

Shedding Some Light on Industrial Productivity

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  If I told you that you could… Increase worker productivity 5 – 15%. Reduce Absenteeism 40% Reduce energy consumption drastically Improve safety Improve moral Have this all pay for itself in as low as a year Present dozens of documented examples of how it’s already been done Would I have your interest? There’s a […]