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A nuanced approach to manufacturing with bolts and fixings

A nuanced approach to manufacturing with bolts and fixings
The manufacturing sourcing and supply process today is more than ever concerned with supporting robust procedures to ensure reliable quality and performance at highly competitive prices. But the greatest concern is probably that of getting it wrong as this is often the greatest cost of all. Challenge Europe can help even with apparently simple threaded fasteners like flange bolts – used for speed and where people don’t want the inconvenience of a separate washer for load spreading or anti-vibration purposes.
16th July 2018

Fulfilling supply chain requirements of the manufacturing cycle

Fulfilling supply chain requirements of the manufacturing cycle
Challenge Europe believe that to reduce manufacturing component costs and cycle times you need to support all phases of the manufacturing process, from concept through design/development to mainline production. Managing Director, Kevin Moorcroft here explains how the company achieves this.  
9th May 2018

Threaded fasteners need ancillaries

Threaded fasteners need ancillaries
After many years, Challenge Europe have discovered that wherever threaded fasteners are used, then normally various ancillary products are often needed. For example, protection of the nut end of a bolt or screw with a plastic dome cap – or protection of the internal hex socket head from filling with dirt by use of a protective cap insert.
26th April 2018


Standard and custom specialist washers

Standard and custom specialist washers
  As long-time suppliers to the UK manufacturing industry, Challenge Europe is aware that every application is different – many production needs can be met from its extensive range of standard types but often a custom variant is required.
27th March 2018

Rivets make assembly quicker and cheaper

Rivets make assembly quicker and cheaper
A quick, simple, reliable and low cost ex-stock way to join sections of material – either similar – metal to metal, or dissimilar – metal to plastic is available in rivets from Challenge Europe. Blind rivets are stocked in depth by the expert team at Challenge Europe who aim to partner manufacturers through the design/development/production cycle with standard or custom specifications.
14th March 2018

The nuts reaching the parts threaded holes cannot reach

The nuts reaching the parts threaded holes cannot reach
Frequently the optimal solution where a screw or bolt is required is ex-stock from Challenge Europe. Not only do traditional nuts provide a simple and inexpensive alternative to a pre-tapped thread, but self-locking versions perform a function often not readily achieved with a tapped hole. 
28th February 2018

Engineering assembly with the bolts and studding for the job

Engineering assembly with the bolts and studding for the job
A full range of flange bolts/screws are stocked by Challenge Europe, which are quicker to use in many production environments than discrete bolt/washer assemblies – saving time and loss of components, plus making assembly operations much more convenient for engineers whatever their role, saving costs and enhancing quality.
13th February 2018

Socket screws and bolts form finer fastenings

Socket screws and bolts form finer fastenings
Forming the higher end of threaded fastening methodology in the manufacturing industry today, socket screws and bolts are freely available in high grades of materials such as 12.9 steel from Challenge Europe. Their circular head design and internal hex drive makes them particularly suitable for use in products with counter bored holes providing a flush or sub-flush assembly. They are also suitable for the automated assembly environment.
31st January 2018

Screws with confidence and support

Screws with confidence and support
Available in an extensive range of general and niche ex-stock products Screws from Challenge Europe each have their special features. Especially they come with the strong background support of the Challenge Europe team so useful to customers seeking just a bit more than simply placing an order without the benefit of guidance and support.
18th January 2018

Miscellaneous consumables match fastenings and fixings

Miscellaneous consumables match fastenings and fixings
With its new brochure, Challenge Europe have announced ex-stock supply of miscellaneous consumables to complement their range of fastenings and fixings. Anyone who uses threaded fasteners in a production or installation environment is also likely to value the support of these related materials on a one-stop-shop basis.
4th January 2018

The right Engineers-Pin for your project

The right Engineers-Pin for your project
In what appears to be a simple product, the specification of engineering pins can be a surprisingly difficult matter, and should not be underestimated. Given that most pins are used to precisely locate and/or retain components in a long-term assembly, Challenge Europe offer their expertise in detailing pin types, fit, tolerance, material finish and cost so that customers can find the optimum pin, and pin fitting system for their project.
3rd January 2018

Wide range of standard and custom washers to custom drawings

Wide range of standard and custom washers to custom drawings
In their new Fastenings & Fixing brochure, Challenge Europe reveal that they not only offer a very wide range of standard ex-stock same-day despatch washers, but they also offer special washers to customer drawings. This covers industries as diverse as electronics and construction also machine assembly, marine application and aerospace.
2nd January 2018

Standard threaded fasteners and technical support provided

Standard threaded fasteners and technical support provided
While there are a lot of suppliers and distributors of threaded fasteners, the team at Challenge Europe believe that what most manufacturers appreciate is the willingness to follow through with tech’ support throughout the supply process. The company’s new brochure provides an insight into the specialist range of products and the depth of support available, from troubleshooting an existing application to defining and developing a new product.
6th November 2017

The steps to effectively specifying a threaded fastener product

The steps to effectively specifying a threaded fastener product
One of the most common mechanical products manufacturing companies require on a daily basis is still the trusted threaded fastener. In fact they are so common that accurate terminology is often overlooked in the specification process and the complexity of detail may not be adequately appreciated. Challenge Europe therefore focus on full conversation with users where they can guide and advise.
20th September 2017

Brass threaded inserts provide a robust thread

Brass threaded inserts provide a robust thread
Challenge Europe are now supplying ex-stock a standard range of metric and imperial brass threaded inserts for use in the manufacturing and installation industries, in order to provide a robust thread in moulded/fabricated plastic components where the softness of the substrate precludes a tapped thread.
8th September 2017

Thread forming screws designed for plastics

Thread forming screws designed for plastics
  An extensive range of threaded fasteners ex-stock which includes many specialist items such as thread forming screws for plastics are now on offer from Challenge Europe. These have become more and more important in the assembly of everything from electronic equipment to furniture.
15th August 2017

Security fasteners provide clean look while keeping installations safe

Security fasteners provide clean look while keeping installations safe
  Adding to its portfolio, the Hafren range of security fasteners has been introduced by Challenge Europe, a range of anti-vandal, anti-tamper screws and nuts proven in applications from architectural and street furniture, to marine and industrial equipment.
31st July 2017

Production oriented fasteners from Challenge Europe

Production oriented fasteners from Challenge Europe
If you think about the words ‘reliability, speed, quality and cost’ they describe the needs of the manufacturing industry, in varying order, but whatever the exact balance, design is always at the heart of achieving a successful outcome - as professed by specialist fastener suppliers Challenge Europe.
14th July 2017

Guaranteeing manufacturing and assembly capability

Guaranteeing manufacturing and assembly capability
  Specialist fastener suppliers Challenge Europe often meet customers with low volume, low tech, problem jobs that have come along at inconvenient times and which would take up disproportionate resources in house.
15th June 2017

Supporting the growing UK manufacturing industry

Supporting the growing UK manufacturing industry
The UK manufacturing industry once again is using all its ingenuity and determination to grow itself out of externally derived problems. In this case, Challenge Europe is geared up to help with design and production support in supply of standard and custom threaded fasteners.
24th May 2017


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