Wera Tools' Research & Development centre in Wuppertal,
Germany has created a vacuum ice-hardening process that preserves
flexibility while making seriously hard stainless steel.
Top reasons to go with Stainless: Optimal hardness and
flexibility • Replace tools less often and lower your costs • Best of all,
no more rust contamination in stainless steel fasteners.
Think of the many uses of stainless steel and you will
quickly understand the opportunity that Wera Stainless Steel Tools
Growth of Stainless Steel
BOATS, trailers, pools, clean rooms, food process
equipment, street furniture and architectural features. Even specified
building materials and fasteners on the North American West Coast –
it's all stainless steel!
The stainless steel screw category grew by 68.8% worldwide
from 1994 to 2002 (compared to 9.6% for non-stainless steel screws). And
it's not slowing down!
The Rust Contamination Issue
When a ferrous insert tool is used with a stainless
steel fastener, the intense pressure exerted leaves behind microscopic
traces of carbon steel. These can oxidize and cause extraneous rust,
which is unsightly and can lead to serious corrosion if left
The ugly rust that you see dripping out of stainless steel
fasteners can be prevented! It's not a fastener problem - it's a tool
problem. The solution is Wera Stainless Steel.
Ice Hardening: The Science Behind Wera Stainless Steel
Wera Tools is a market-leading screwdriving tool
manufacturer in Europe. One of the ways we have kept the lead is
through our commitmet to innovation.
The problem of rusting fasteners caused by ferrous
contamination has never been solved. You can coat fasteners or treat them
with acid, but to eliminate the problem entirely, you need stainless steel
bits and drivers. And until now, stainless steel made hard enough for
industrial applications has been too brittle for everyday industrial use.
After extensive testing and an investment in the millions
of dollars, Wera Tools' Research & Development experts in Wuppertal, Germany
came up with the ultimate solution. A cryogenic (vacuum ice-hardening)
process cools the steel. This tempers the steel in a gasless chamber, which
preserves flexibility while giving tools optimal hardness and durability
This hardness, combined with some of Wera's other
innovations, gives you stainless steel bits, drivers and hex keys that are
shop-floor ready. Join the Stainless Steel Revolution!
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