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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

The important of self-drilling screws

The important of self-drilling screws
It was the need for speed combined with the realisation that by putting a cutting face on the end of a power driven screw it could cut its own hole and immediately generate a female thread, which led to the concept of self-drilling screws, and saving a considerable amount of time. In the case of self-drilling Tek type screws, with integral sealing washer, this time saving is increased, together with the added functional improvement of instantaneous sealing.
12th May 2017

Custom sealing washers announced for manufacturers

Custom sealing washers announced for manufacturers
  Large stocks of sealing washers such as Dubo rings and Dowty washers have been announced from Challenge Europe, as well as those manufactured from rubber, EPDM, neoprene, silicone, nylon and fibre, being available for immediate delivery.
20th April 2017

Vibration proof threaded fasteners suit many applications

Vibration proof threaded fasteners suit many applications
A portfolio of vibration proof products have been built up by Challenge Europe, that suit many manufacturing and installation applications, both ex-stock and to custom specifications. For sealing and locking purposes the Dubo Retaining Ring is a deformable plastic collar which prevents rotation of a threaded bolt or screw while effectively sealing the opening.
10th April 2017

What screw head type should I use?

What screw head type should I use?
  Managing Director at industrial threaded fastener specialists Challenge (Europe), Kevin Moorcroft has recently taken a look at the question; What screw head type should I use?
23rd March 2017

Threads on industrial screws and fasteners widely available

Threads on industrial screws and fasteners widely available
Common across a significant range of fastener products are metric thread forms, so much so, that for example an M5 thread is the same irrespective of the head type or screw style. There are fine thread, extra fine thread and constant pitch series, but if possible these are to be avoided as their stocked range is not as comprehensive as it is for more general coarse pitch threads.
14th March 2017

So many sizes, so little time for industrial screws

So many sizes, so little time for industrial screws
A lot of imperial thread sizes are now either obsolete or trending towards obsolescence prompted by changes in demand patterns from countries like the US who are now drifting towards metric products. This increasing globalisation of metric threaded fasteners does not necessarily mean that all variations are commonly available and it remains important that design engineers are careful in their selection.
27th February 2017

Threaded fastener systems proving themselves in industry

Threaded fastener systems proving themselves in industry
A well developed, reliable and surprisingly sophisticated technology today are threaded fastener systems such as nuts, bolts, screws and washers used in the manufacturing industry. They are also well known – but it is often not appreciated just how critical it may be to choose exactly the right material and finish. This is where Challenge Europe can help.
9th February 2017

Addressing the application for threaded fasteners

Addressing the application for threaded fasteners
There are individual requirements for each manufacturing industry, but they all use threaded fasteners – nuts, bolts, screws and washers. Challenge Europe addresses these varying applications with the experience and technical expertise which can save manufacturers’ time, money and concerns about quality.
25th January 2017


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