MF Supply is your one-stop-shop for all of the high-quality hardware you need! In today’s blog, we are discussing our mil-spec socket cap options.
What is a Socket Cap?
A socket cap is the standard among high strength fasteners that are needed to withstand the faster speeds and higher pressure of today’s machines, instruments, and assemblies. They’re also known as their trademarked name, Allan Screws, and they’re used across various applications.
MF Supply Mil-Spec Socket Caps
- NAS1351C & NAS1352C STAINLESS STEEL SOCKET HEAD CAP SCREWS
- MS16997 ALLOY STEEL SOCKET HEAD CAP SCREWS
- NAS1351N & NAS1352N A286 STAINLESS SOCKET HEAD CAP SCREWS
Stainless Steel Socket Head Cap Screws
Our stainless steel socket caps come in both coarse and fine thread.
MS16996 is our fine thread socket cap. Click here for more information!
MS16995 is our coarse thread socket cap. Click here for more information!
Alloy Steel Socket Head Cap Screw
MS16997 Alloy Steel Socket Head Cap Screws come in zinc yellow or with a clad plating. Click here for sizes and more information!
A286 Stainless Socket Head Cap Screws
NAS1351N is our fine thread option. Click here for more details!
NAS1352N is our coarse thread option. Click here for more details!
Why Choose MF Supply for Mil-Spec Socket Caps?
All of our mil-specs socket head cap screws come with full paperwork and are all DFAR compliant. Many of them are available from drop-ship directly from the factory with no lead time and next day delivery!
Learn More About Mil-Spec Socket Caps
If you are looking for high-quality mil-spec socket cap screws with quick delivery, contact us at MF Supply today!
Is your business having trouble finding standard or specialty hardware? Do you need domestic or DFARs items but can’t find them off the shelf? MF Supply makes custom and reworked fasteners!
Why Do Customers Need Custom Fasteners?
There are a few reasons that engineers or manufacturers might need a custom or reworked fastener. Whether it is that they want something that is not readily available off the shelf, they might need a different length, special plating, or specific certification.
A lot of customers need black fasteners, which often are non-standard.
Another reason is that they need something that might be a commercially readily available part, but they need it to be made in the United States.
MF Supply can help will all of these requests!
How to Get Custom or Reworked Fasteners from MF Supply?
In order to get custom made fasteners from MF Supply, we need to know a little bit more about the parts you need. You can provide us with the print, including information such as your dimension needs, tolerance requirements, materials, plating, any certifications you’ll need.
One of the most important things we need to know is how quickly you will need your order by. Some custom or reworked orders are quick and easy, but others can take weeks or even months. This just depends on what you need!
Get Custom Made Fasteners from MF Supply
If you are looking for custom or reworked fasteners, contact us at MF Supply by email. Make sure to include as much information as you can about your request so we can get you an accurate quote quicker!
At MF Supply, we spent a lot of time sourcing hard to find, back ordered, expensive, or out-of-stock OEM hardware brands. We do this in order to save money and to reduce long lead times for our customers.
Just like in the pharmaceutical world, where there are brand names that everyone knows, there are also generic brands that are functional equivalents. This is true for the hardware industry too!
What is a Functional Equivalent?
Some brand-name fasteners are also available as functional equivalents, also referred to as crossed, generics, or alternatives. These are parts that are the same in form, fit, function, material, and specifications as the brand name.
Functional Equivalents Examples and Case Studies
Below are two case studies showing how using functional equivalents has saved a lot of manufacturers a lot of money and time.
Case Study: Precision Shoulder Screw Functional Equivalent
In this case study, you can learn more about precision shoulder screw functional equivalents.
Case Study: Keensert Functional Equivalents
In this case study, you can see that smart manufacturers use brand equivalents to save time and money!
Should You Use Functional Equivalents?
On our website, we offer some of our different product reference charts that actually show you the different part numbers that all our functional equivalents.
Check it out here!
Four Point Check Checklist
- Check your BOM- Does it call for an OEM brand?
- Are the Lead Times going to hinder your timeline? Will having the part sooner improve the delivery of your final product.
- Will your supplier provide you with the certificate of conformance to certify that the part is a functional equivalent to the original brand you are looking for?
- Will saving money help you be more competitive in your market?
Learn More About MF Supply
If you are interested in learning more about saving time and money with functional equivalents, contact us at MF Supply today!
What is a Keensert?
A keensert is a small, bushing style insert that is threading on the inside and outside, with external wedges called keys. Keenserts are a piece of hardware used to distribute loads and to strengthen or repair threads against failure due to stripping, seizing, or corrosion. They are often used in high vibration environments such as instrument panels on airplanes.
Metric Keensert Style
Metric keenserts come in a variety of styles, each with many sizes and materials.
- Miniature Keenserts
- Thinwall Keenserts
- Heavy Duty Keenserts
- Solid Keenserts
Quantities of Keenserts from MF Supply
We sell our keenserts in orders as small as 5 pieces all the way 2,500 or more. The more you buy, the more you save!
Learn More About Hardware with MF Supply
MF Supply is your one-stop-shop for all of your hardware needs! Contact us today if you have any questions about our keenserts!
We have had a massive demand for wipes during the past few months, hand sanitizing wipes, disinfecting wipes, and antiseptic wipes. Many of the brands that we know and love have not been available since the start of the pandemic. Based on our customer’s demand, we were able to import an alternative to the Lysol, Purell, and Clorox wipes.
MF Supply offers Caresour Antiseptic Wipes that are great for both your hands and any surface. These wipes are a great alternative and offer many of the same benefits.
Caresour Multipurpose Wipes
- 6x 8 inches
- Good for travel or at home/ work
- Made in FDA registered facility
- Full certifications and test reports
- Kill 99.99% of germs
- 50 wipes per pack
- 75% Ethyl Alcohol Wipes
These alcohol-based wipes are available in quantities as low as 24 packs. However, the more you buy, the more you save! Discounts start at 1,200 packs.
When you order from MF Supply, you know you are getting a fully tested and certified wipe with fast and free shipping.
Learn More About MF Supply for PPE and More
If you are interested in getting your hands on some of our disinfecting wipes, order here. You can also contact us today with any questions!
Where Can I Buy KN95 Masks?
Back in April, the FDA authorized the import and use of the KN95 masks for health care settings when the COIVD pandemic started. Since then, there has been a lot of confusion around the difference between the KN95 masks for medical uses and KN95 masks for civilian uses.
Both medical and civilian masks KN95 masks are to the same GB2626 standards. The main difference is the number of certifications and testing that has been done on them. Health care workers who are on the front lines want and need the peace of mind that their masks are going to protect them. Therefore, the medical-grade KN95 masks are tested by the CDC and FDA Appendix A compliant.
MF Supply Offer Both Medical and Civilian Grade KN95 Masks
Civilian KN95 Masks
- The civilian grade KN95 masks are the KN95 Respirator Masks.
- We offer a few different brands.
- CE and FDA certified
- Buy as few as 50 masks, but the more you buy, the more you save!
Medical Grade KN95 Masks
- The FDA Appendix A KN95 Masks are approved for health care professionals.
- Non-NIOSH, but similar standards.
Learn More About MF Supply and KN95 Masks
If you are looking to buy KN95 masks, MF Supply has a variety of options. Contact us today to learn more!
The N95 is a respirator mask that filters 95% of particles, three microns and larger. These N95 respirator masks offer a high level of protection and come in a few different styles from different manufacturers.
Who Sells N95 Masks?
At MF Supply, we offer all of the personal protective equipment needed to get back to work and go about your day safely. We sell many different types of surgical face masks, including the N95 masks.
All of the N95 masks that we sell are CDC and NIOSH approved masks.
N95 NIOSH Respirator Mask – Guangzhou Harley L-188
The N95 NIOSH respirator masks we stock from Guangzhou Harley come in two styles: Foldable and Molded Cup. The L-188 model is a foldable mask, which is great for anyone who is going in and out of environments where they might be wearing and removing their masks a lot.
The L-288 is a molded Cup style N95, which is similar to the popular US made Cup style N95 NIOSH respirator masks in for fit and function.
3M N95 Respirator Masks
The 3M N95 respirator mask is another brand that we sell. We carry the 3M N95 #8200 and the #8210 as well as other styles such as the 3M #8511. These facemasks are in high demand, so if you are looking for this particular N95 mask, you can send us a request for how many you need.
Learn More About MF Supply and Our PPE Products
MF Supply is your one-stop-shop for all of your personal protection equipment needs. Contact us today and continue browsing our website to learn more!
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At MF Supply, we have a large selection of the hardware and protective equipment many industries need for their business. The product we want to highlight today is the MS16555 Dowel Pin.
Dowel Pin MS16555
This dowel pin is stainless steel, cylindrical, solid, and headless fastener, which is made right here in the United States.
Dowel Pin Uses
Dowel pins are broadly used in various applications, including aerospace, electrical motors, hydraulic equipment, instrumentation, and more.
They’re used as a hinge, shaft, or pivot, and are used to locate or hold parts together within a precision assembly or a fixture, often when things are moving within that assembly.
Dowel Pin Options
- 416 or 400 series hardened stainless steel
- Plain alloy steel
- Phosphate finished alloy steel
Our dowel pins start as small as 1/16th diameter and go all the way up to over an inch in diameter with a variety of different platings.
Why Choose MF Supply for MS16555 Dowel Pins?
- The MS16555 Dowel Pin is our most popular military spec fastener.
- They are made in the USA and are DFAR compliant.
- Certification paperwork is available.
- We have extensive stock, in NJ and at our distribution centers, which means no delay in delivery.
Learn More About the MS16555 Dowel Pins
If you are interested in learning more about these dowel pins or any of our other fasteners or PPE, contact us today!
MF Supply is your go-to supplier for all things health and safety! We have the personal protective equipment and other safety products you need to ensure your workplace is safe for all.
Today, we are talking more about our non-contact infrared thermometers.
Contactless Thermometer Specs:
- Non-contact infrared thermometer
- FDA/CE registered with 510K
- Results in just one second
- Fully digital
- Battery operated
- Fever prompt
- Memory of last 12 readings
These thermometers are great to make sure that those who enter your facility are healthy, but they can also be used to take the temperature of other things such as bottles, water, etc.
What Industries Can Use Non-Contact Thermometers?
We have supplied these contactless thermometers to many different types of industries, from health and medical to restaurants, government, schools, salons, manufacturing facilities, and more.
We sell these thermometers in bulk, but if you are looking for a smaller quantity, the minimum for purchase is two. The more you buy, the more you save with quantity discounts!
Learn More About Our Non-Contact Infrared Thermometers
If you are interested in learning more about our non-contact infrared thermometers, contact us today or head over to our website where you can place your order online!