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

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, or allowing you to fan out a thick booklet of color swatches.…

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The Eyelet and Grommet Setting Process Explained

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 drawScreen Shot 2014-06-12 at 4.25.47 PMing to the right illustrates the relative positions of the components in the setting process; the gray rectangle representing the material into which the eyelet is being set, the yellow disc being the washer (if used), and the black, irregular shape being the setting tool.…

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Choosing the Ideal Finish For Your Stimpson Product

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 and oxidation in real-world environments, they are considered “decorative”.…

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