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Smoking Hot

Apr 17, 2014

Smoking Hot (I know you're thinking the guy, but it's the fastener) Few know what cold heading is. It begins with cold wire. This is headed (head put on), and then threaded (called roll threading). Going into the machines it may be cold, but coming out it is smoking hot. At 500 degrees, it can fill the shop with smoke. Headerman know where to hold, and have built up a tolerance for the heat. They always think… Read more »

Micro Mini Screws That Stick

Apr 10, 2014

Micro Mini Screws That Stick Bryce fastener employs one of the premier micro, miniature, and small screw experts in the country. Paul has been making micro screws for over thirty years. Here he is working on a Keyed-Lok® security screw that has an added stick-fit feature. This size happens to be 0-80. We have five different headers tooled for sizes: 0-80, 1-64, 1-72, 2-56, 2-64, 3-48, 3-56, 4-40, 4-48, 5-40, 5-44, and Metric… Read more »

Oversized Heads And Unique Lengths

Apr 03, 2014

Oversized Heads And Unique Lengths It's good to have someone on your staff with experience (proved by his gray hair). Our machinist, Pete, makes difficult parts perfectly to the customer’s unique specifications. He attached our oversized Raptor™ head to a short body, making it an M6x4mm oversized button head machine screw. Why would a customer want this? It’s for securing thin TV’s in a Hotel chain and there was no depth to… Read more »

Good Innovation Doesn't Come Easy

Mar 25, 2014

Good Innovation Doesn't Come Easy Our customers often come to us with a request. Usually it’s to make a fastener different, better, or cheaper. We try to oblige, even if it costs us. Unfortunately, granting our customers’ requests never goes smoothly. We talk about it, look on the internet, and ask those who think they know. Often, the advice we get sounds easy, so we try it. It turns out to be sort of like golfing when your swing… Read more »

Restoring A Lost Trade

Mar 12, 2014

Restoring A Lost Trade Jesse Medrano (Machine Shop Director/expert Cold Headerman) and I (Bryce Campbell, Owner & CEO) visited Chicago two weeks ago and stayed in a Bed and Breakfast called, The Jesse Stone House…fitting for Jesse. Jesse Stone was the original owner who made his fortune by inventing a way to turn biscuits into saltine crackers in the 1800’s. Every room has been restored back to its original Victorian… Read more »

City Of Tucson Credits Bryce with Ending Copper Thefts

Feb 05, 2014

City Of Tucson Credits Bryce with Ending Copper Thefts Reprinted with permission from IMSA from the January / February, 2014 IMSA Journal. By Richard Rizzoli Figure 1: Background: Remote arterial roadway with light poles in Tucson. Inset: Thieves target light pole pull boxes. We experienced the first copper theft from the light poles on Tucson streets in 2006. Since then, copper theft has escalated throughout the city. A City of Tucson Police Department… Read more »

5 New Products In 2014

Jan 16, 2014

5 New Products In 2014 We’re on the verge of releasing five new products and need more manufacturing space. Last week, we rented an extra bay, performed some tenant reconstruction, and added 150 feet of new shelving (I’m still spinning from that whirlwind). Here’s a quick preview of our new products: Micro Security Screws- Made in diameters small enough for cell phones and glasses. 0-80, 00-90, M1.0, M1.5, M1.6,… Read more »

New Security Concrete Screws

Jan 09, 2014

New Security Concrete Screws The Bryce Fastener quest to be the best…. Concrete screws, the kind that tap into brick, block, and concrete, are hard to make. The American manufacturer who first created this product (brand name Tapcon®), did so using their own trade secrets. We were uncertain when asked to make a concrete screw using our proprietary Key-Rex drive. I’m happy to report, we did it (learning a few secrets of our… Read more »

Winter Wonderland Pictures...And A Rest Stop?

Dec 17, 2013

Winter Wonderland Pictures...And A Rest Stop? Recently, I drove to Canda with my family for a ski trip. On the way there, I found our fasteners inside this inauspicious looking rest stop. They serve as the protection for a product made by Toto Industries. Toto is an Asian-Pacific company who manufactures overseas, but buys screws made here in the states (yea!). Toto had approached us five years ago before their product launched. The particular… Read more »

Who's To Blame?

Dec 10, 2013

I was watching a football game and the camera viewed the benched defense after an easy score by the other team. The coach was angry with blame, and the players despondent. Was he pointing the finger in the right direction? A Boeing manager with expertise in process improvement, once told me, “Lack of performance usually lies 5 layers down. It is rarely the employee." I have taken this to heart… Read more »

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