Hard Facts About Hardening

Professional liability underwriters traditionally have perceived design/build as the most hazardous construction-related professional liability exposure. The combination of design activity, on-site supervisory presence and active participation in the actual construction add up to a high degree of control over an entire construction project. This greatly increases the probability that any problems with the ultimate result will be attributed to the design/builder. Flex Technology allows design/building professionals to manage risk and enhance the performance of critical connections.

When designing structural connections between dissimilar metals, attention must be paid to galvanic reaction. If hardened-steel parts such as self-drilling screws are used for the connection, hydrogen assisted stress corrosion cracking is also a possibility.

Flex Technology fasteners with corrosion-preventative coating can avoid these dangers and protect the integrity of the structure. In exterior applications or aggressive interior environments, bi-metallic or super alloy fasteners are recommended.

For use in critical and dissimilar metal applications, windows, doors, curtain wall systems and solar panel racking systems to prevent fastener failure, the Flex Technology family of products surpasses any standard fastening format available.

The Flex Technology Product Line

For Metal Applications

Dril-Flex® Structural Drill Screws

Tap-Flex® Structural Tapping Screws

Bi-Flex® 300 Series Stainless Steel Self Drilling Fasteners

For Concrete Applications

Aggre-gator® 300 Series Stainless Anchors

For Aluminum Applications

Alumi-Flex™ Stainless Steel Drill Screws

AllFlex™ Stainless Steel Tapping Screws

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