Grommets, Eyelets, Hole Plugs, and Ring Snaps Have Countless Uses in Small Business Product Manufacturing

Written by on Aug 02, 2017|Uncategorized
Stimpson Eyelets for Musical Instruments

You are surrounded by Stimpson products. The hundreds of thousands of small yet essential metal pieces are everywhere. Often they are in plain view and doing their job, like holding up a banner at the local farmer’s market or filling in a knockout hole in an electrical outlet,...

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Stimpson Metal Fasteners are Trusted by Industries Such As Military, Aviation, and Industrial Fabrics

Written by on Aug 02, 2017|Uncategorized
Stimpson Metal Fasteners for Aviation

It’s really no surprise that after being in business for more than a century and a half Stimpson metal fasteners including grommets, eyelets, hole plugs, and ring snaps are key components of so many products. In fact, when we put our largest customers into categories they comprise well...

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The Importance of Compatible Setting Tools

Written by on Aug 19, 2016|Uncategorized

When our customers contact us to report a problem they’re having setting their Stimpson parts, it seems a reasonable suspicion that there’s something wrong with the parts themselves. As it turns out, the issue is often the tooling being used. That’s why in these instances we almost always ask first...

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Grommet and Washer Types and Their Uses

Written by on Jun 30, 2016|Uncategorized

Stimpson offers a number of different grommet and washer types, each with its own specific functionality. Choosing the right one is important to the success of your application. In this blog post, we’re going to discuss all the grommet and washer varieties we offer and explain their ideal uses. All these...

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Stimpson Hole Plugs – The Styles Explained

Written by on May 17, 2016|Hole Plug, Hole Plug, Hole Plug

Stimpson offers several styles of hole plugs: standard, electrical knockout, tubing.  Plugs may come in a variety of materials, including steel, carbon steel, brass, and stainless steel.  Most are made in one material only, but a few may be available in two or more. Steel, carbon steel and brass hole...

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The Eyelet and Grommet Setting Process Explained

Written by on Apr 07, 2016|Uncategorized

It is difficult to verbally convey exactly what happens when an eyelet or grommet is set, so provided below is a step-by-step graphical representation of the process. The drawing to the right illustrates the relative positions of the components in the setting process; the gray rectangle representing the...

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What Is the Difference Between an Eyelet and a Grommet?

Written by on Feb 19, 2016|Uncategorized

The difference between eyelets and grommets is actually a subtle one.  The ratio between flange diameter and hole size tends to be a bit larger in grommets, allowing their larger flanges to grip more surface area on the material into which they are set. For more information on...

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Choosing the Ideal Finish For Your Stimpson Product

Written by on Feb 05, 2016|Uncategorized

Many Stimpson customers choose to add a finish to the parts we supply.  Finishes are often purchased through Stimpson as an additional option on orders, though some customers choose to finish the parts themselves after receiving the goods. Though the finishes listed below do tend to inhibit corrosion...

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Popular Metal Types for Stimpson Products

Written by on Jan 28, 2016|Grommet, Grommet, Grommet, Grommet, Grommet, Grommet, Grommet, Grommet

Metal choices are often made on the basis of their respective qualities as detailed below, and less on aesthetic concerns.  Though there are often differences in appearance between the silver-colored metals, they are often subtle and may differ depending upon natural variances in the product obtained from our...

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Eyelet Measurement and Terminology

Written by on Jan 20, 2016|Eyelet, Eyelet, Eyelet, Eyelet, Eyelet, Eyelet, Eyelet, Eyelet

When a customer is speaking with a Stimpson customer service representative, it is helpful for both to be using the same terminology to avoid confusion. The diagram to the right illustrates the most important parts of every grommet and eyelet. The flange is normally the most visible part...

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