Technical Hints and Tips
Check out our WDS Components' "Tech Spec" page where you can find helpful technical information, thread charts, spanner sizes, dimension charts, tolerances and more!
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Stainless Steel Grades
Have you wondered what the difference is between grade 303, 304 and 316 stainless steel? Follow the link to read about the most popular steel grade for each industry and the reasons why.
Benefits Of Stainless Steel
In The Food And Beverage Industry
Stainless steel is a formidable material in the food and beverage's industry, due to its practicality, chemical stability, corrosion resistance and general aesthetic in application.
101 Guide to Plastic
WDS components stock a wide variety of plastic parts used across almost every industry, including aerospace, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging. Plastic is a durable, lightweight, resistant, malleable, and versatile material that can be designed in multiple colours and formations.
It’s easy to get confused with BSW, BSF, BA, UNC and UNF; after all, there are so many abbreviations. But we can assure you, we have all the tables and measurements you will need to understand all the threads we carry.
Comprehensive Guide To Gas Struts
A Gas Strut is made from a piston, a tight fitted tube, a precision rod mechanism, pressurized gas (usually nitrogen), a minute quantity of pressurized lubricant (usually oil), all contained within a sealed cylinder. They are perfect for various door configurations, and take various end fittings.
If you find yourself asking, "what spanner size do I need for an M6 thread?", then look no further! Click through to find a variety of thread sizes (metric) and the ideal spanner to tighten it.
Tolerance For Holes And Shafts
Every shaft and hole in engineering has a tolerance range: the allowable variation for any given size in order to achieve a proper function. We have compiled various tolerances, in order to calculate accurate hole and shaft measurements for designs.