There are all sorts of watercraft, from small boats for fishing in local waters to hulking vessels that transit cargo across expansive oceans. No matter the size or intended use, they’re comprised of many components that must move and hold together to stay afloat.
Get the fasteners and bearings you need to construct and maintain watercraft with support from Aetna Screw Products. Equipment for this sector is regularly subjected to harsh, corrosive environments, and we’re a leading manufacturer of standard and custom products capable of standing up to extreme use and abuse.
How Do fasteners and Bearings Improve Vessel Performance?
Even with optimal conditions, marine environments push the limits of watercraft. Components must put up with excessive exposure to salt, moisture, and vibration. Sometimes, they may be completely submerged or subjected to extreme temperatures.
These factors can cause premature degradation or complete failure of fasteners and bearings used to hold parts together or support movement. If this occurs, the following issues may arise.
- Customer Complaints
- Warranty Claims
- Damages Brand Loyalty
That’s why you need fasteners and bearings capable of meeting maritime industry requirements, including exposure to extreme temperatures, corrosion resistance, and resilience to friction and wear. With Aetna Screw Products on the job, that’s just what you’ll get.
Leading Marine Fastener Supplier
Aetna Screw Products manufactures standard and custom fastening and bearing products for watercraft industry OEMs and suppliers. Our capabilities include:
- Spherical Rod Ends
- Ball Joints
- Inline Ball Joints and Swivels
- Spherical Bearings
- Threaded Male Ball Studs
- Connecting Rods and Control Arms
- Custom Linkage Assemblies
- Brake Drum Fasteners
- Metric Hex head SEMS Cap Screws
- Self-Locking Place Bolts
- Slotted Bearing and Pinion Hex Nuts
- Lubrication/Grease Fittings
Fastening and bearing products can be produced in many sizes and configurations from various materials, including those featuring elevated corrosion resistance. We’ve access to and understand how to machine many material types that withstand corrosion, including stainless steel or exotics like nickel alloys.
Our team can turn around orders fast and at competitive prices. If we’re on the job, you can rest assured that shipments of conforming products will arrive on time, whenever and wherever needed.
The Aetna Screw Products Advantage
Aetna Screw Products is here to meet your needs, not overpromise and underdeliver. Our team is always available to answer any questions.
Material is obtained from reputable suppliers, and precision measuring devices are used to verify parts surpass applicable industry standards or customer specifications. All orders are checked for accuracy prior to shipment.
We’re happy to provide full traceability upon request. This helps you maintain continuity from mill to finished product. Examples include:
- Certificate of Conformance
- Heat Treatment reports
- Mechanical Characteristics
- Chemical Characteristics
- Coating certifications, When Applicable
Comprehensive Watercraft Industry Solutions
With more than six decades of experience producing precision bearings and fasteners for demanding applications, Aetna Screw Products can handle just about any project. Order size and complexity are no issue.
We can manufacture fastener and bearing products per your print, specification, or purchase order requirements. If you have a specific need but no vetted design, our experts can devise a solution. We’re happy to work with you on a prototype for validation and testing. Once everything is approved, full-scale production kicks off.
This dedication is why clients across the watercraft industry trust us to provide fasteners and bearings. Our products, including stainless steel boat fasteners, have been used in many applications.
- Personal Watercraft, or PWC
- Cargo Container Ships
For additional information about watercraft industry fasteners and bearings, please get in touch with us. Our team is standing by to learn more about your project.