Empire Bolt & Screw offers made-to-order fasteners and components for all types of industrial applications. Choose from our wide selection of materials and finishes to create a fastening solution designed to fit your exact specifications. 
With over 49 years in business, Empire Bolt & Screw is an experienced provider of high-quality custom and standard fasteners. Our in-house engineer and knowledgeable team are available to assist you in finding the solution best suited to your needs. Interested in learning more about our custom capabilities? Give us a call at 509-534-0636.

Custom Fastener Materials & Coatings

Each fastener material comes with a unique set of advantages. We offer a wide selection of materials and finishes for a variety of applications. Our technical staff can work with you to find the best material and finish for your project.
Common materials include:                                         Plating and coating options include:
 
  • Brass
  • Steel
  • 18-8 Stainless Steel
  • 316 Stainless Steel
  • 410 Stainless Steel
  • Copper
  • Nickel-silver
  • Aluminum
  • Titanium
  • Plastic
  • Zinc plating
  • Galvanizing
  • Black oxide
  • Black Phosphate
  • Anodizing 
  • Nickel plating
  • Tin Plating        
  • Chromate conversion coating
 
  • Passivation  
  • Head Painting   

Considerations for Custom Fastener Design

There are certain environmental considerations to keep in mind when selecting the appropriate material for your custom fasteners. Read the below information to help you choose the best solution for your application needs.
Consideration Why It’s Important Custom Design Options
Fastener Strength Some applications require high yield strength to carry heavy loads. Consider if your fastener will be exposed to things like intense pressure, torque, or vibration. Common materials for heavy duty applications include steel, stainless steel, titanium, and aluminum. Locking elements can also be used to ensure your fasteners remain secure.
Corrosion Resistance Substances like saltwater or harsh chemicals may cause your fasteners to corrode overtime.  Certain materials and/or fastener coatings can prevent corrosion and wear to your fasteners. Materials with corrosion resistant properties include steel, stainless steel (18-8, 316, & 410), aluminum, and brass. Zinc plating, galvanizing, and chromate coatings can also protect against corrosion.
Temperatures Certain applications require fasteners that can operate in intense heat or freezing environments. The wrong material can melt or lose it’s ductility when exposed to extreme temperatures. Common materials known to withstand extreme temperatures include stainless steel, aluminum, copper, and brass.
 

Fastener Locking Elements

Locking elements are used for fastener applications where exposure to vibration and other movements can cause threaded fastener assemblies to loosen or damage. Locking methods are designed to provide a frictional connection between internal and external threaded assemblies. Empire Bolt & Screw can work with you to find the locking method best suited to your fastener application.

Your Source for High-Quality Custom Fasteners

We look forward to discussing how our custom fastener solutions can meet your needs. Our highly qualified technical staff will work with you throughout each step of the design process to meet your custom requirements. Contact us or request a quote today to get started.