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Manufacturer Profile: Accurate Screw Machine (ASM)

About Accurate Screw Machine

Accurate Screw Machine (ASM) is a leading manufacturer of electronic hardware components including spacers, standoffs, thumb screws, and captive panel screws. Since its start in 1967, ASM has been recognized by leading OEMs, NASA and the US Military for superior performance. Today, ASM operates as a division of MW Industries and continues its tradition of excellence as an ISO9001 certified manufacturer. ASM’s products are used in a wide variety of industries including electronics, aerospace, medical, and telecommunications.  

Accurate Screw Machine Manufacturing Capabilities

ASM utilizes Swiss style CNC machining to provide the fastest turnaround times in the industry with print to part jobs averaging two weeks or less. ASM’s quick and precise manufacturing processes are buttressed by its state of the art quality equipment.  

Accurate Screw Machine Products

  • Bushings
  • Captive Screws & Assemblies
  • Handles & Ferrules
  • Locking Fasteners
  • Nuts
  • Panel Screw Retainers
  • Screws – Standard, Set, Stud
  • Spacers
  • Springs
  • Standoffs & Adapters
  • Thumb Screws
  • Washers

To configure ASM part numbers download the Accurate Screw Machine catalog.

bisco industries – Local Distributor for Accurate Screw Machine

bisco industries is your local Accurate Screw Machine (ASM) distributor. We stock hundreds of ASM products in our 7 distribution centers across North America. To find stock and pricing by part number visit biscoind.com and search the ASM part number.

Manufacturer Profile: Lyn-Tron

Lyn-Tron Inc. was originally founded as Lynn Electronics Company back in 1956 at small facility in Los Angeles, CA. Since then Lyn-Tron has expanded to a state-of-art manufacturing facility in Spokane, WA and has become a leading manufacturer of electronic hardware. Solder terminals were Lyn-Tron’s main product in its early years but technological advances allowed Lyn-Tron to expand their product offering to meet growing industry requirements. In 1982, Lyn-Tron began manufacturing connector hardware and quickly build a reputation for providing quality and cost effective electronic hardware.

Lyn-Tron Products

  • Precision Shoulder Screws
  • Spacers
    • Swage Spacers
  • Standoffs
    • Swage Standoffs
    • Female-Female Standoffs
    • Male-Female Standoffs
    • Male-Male Standoffs
    • Super-Torq Standoffs
  • Ball Studs
  • Captive Panel Screws
  • Captive Panel Retainers
  • Thumb Screws & Nuts
  • Handles
  • Handle Ferrules
  • Chassis Fasteners

Lyn-Tron Manufacturing Capabilities

Lyn-Tron offers a large assortment of machining capabilities to meet users’ challenging and diverse needs. Among Lyn-Tron’s manufacturing techniques are electrical discharge machining (EDM), computer numerical control (CNC) machining, and multi-spindle screw machining. These techniques allow Lyn-Tron to produce custom tooling and accommodate both small and large production runs.

Authorized Lyn-Tron Distributor

bisco industries is proud to be an authorized stocking distributor of Lyn-Tron electronic hardware. bisco’s long standing partnership with Lyn-Tron means you’ll receive knowledgeable service, competitive pricing, and quick order turnaround. To find product data, pricing, and availability visit biscoind.com. If you aren’t able to find the part you need online, our dedicated and knowledgeable sales reps are ready to assist you in specifying your product.

What is a Thumb Screw?

Thumb Screw Description

Thumb screws are threaded fasteners with textured heads that allow them to be fastened and unfastened by hand. Thumb screws are typically used on low stress applications that require easy access. For example, thumb screws are often used to secure the side panel of desktop computer enclosures.  Thumb screws are manufactured in many different lengths, diameters, thread sizes, and materials. Thumb screw materials include aluminum, brass, nylon, steel, and stainless steel.

Leading Thumb Screw Manufacturers:

  • RAF Electronic Hardware
  • Accurate Screw Machine (ASM)
  • Essentra
  • Unicorp
  • Lyn-Tron
  • Keystone Electronics

Learn More About Thumb Screws

Helpful resources for configuring thumb screws include RAF’s thumb screw catalog and Lyn-Tron’s online thumb screw configurator.  For personal assistance finding thumb screws contact bisco industries’ product support team.

Manufacturer Profile: Unicorp

Unicorp is a leading U.S. based manufacturer of electronic hardware. For over 45 years, Unicorp has been dedicated to customer satisfaction offering small minimums, customizable products, and quick manufacturing turnaround. Unicorp’s products comply with REACH, RoHS, and DFAR regulations.  Unicorp hardware and fasteners are used in a wide variety of applications including medical equipment, robotics, computers, and aircraft.

Unicorp Product Offering:

  • Spacers
  • Standoffs
  • Captive Panel Screws & Retainers
  • Insulating Washers (Non-Metallic)
  • Thumb Screws
  • Thumb Nuts
  • Handles
  • Shoulder Screws
  • Self-Clinching Fasteners
  • Dowel Pins

bisco – Authorized Unicorp Distributor

bisco industries is an authorized Unicorp distributor, carrying the full line of Unicorp electronic hardware including spacers, standoffs, and handles. To find pricing, availability, and place orders for Unicorp products visit biscoind.com.

Manufacturer Profile: RAF Electronic Hardware

RAF is North America’s leading supplier of electronic hardware components to industries including telecommunications, medical, computer, entertainment, and military/aerospace. All RAF products are available in standard and metric dimensions and are also RoHS compliant. Most of RAF’s catalog items are stocked and available for same-day shipment. In addition RAF’s in-house plating facility enables them to provide customers with a quick turnaround even on plated parts.

RAF Products Include:

  • Captive Panel Screws
  • Spacers
  • Standoffs
  • Jack Screws
  • Precision Shoulder Screws
  • Thumb Screws
  • Printed Circuit Board Supports
  • Handles & Ferrules
  • Non-Metallic Washers

For a complete listing of RAF products and to configure products view RAF’s online catalog.

bisco – Authorized RAF Distributor

bisco industries is proud to be an authorized RAF distributor. Looking for pricing and stock information? Visit biscoind.com and simply search the RAF item. If pricing is not readily available our e-commerce customer service team will be happy to assist you.

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