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  • Over 80% of screws used in industrial production are smaller than or equal to M6 (approx. 1/4″) in diameter.
    source: Atlas Copco
  • When a customer stops buying from a supplier, 68% of time the root cause is an attitude of indifference on the part of the customer’s contact.
    source: Canadian Management Association
  • There are approximately 6 million rivets in the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the world’s largest steel span bridge.
    source: Pylon Lookoutâ„¢
  • Cyanoacrylate (super glue) was discovered and discarded twice by Dr. Harry Coover. In 1942 while working for Kodak to develop an optically clear plastic for gun sights, he discovered and rejected cyanoacrylate because it was too sticky.In
  • 1951, cyanoacrylate was rediscovered by Coover and Dr. Fred Joyner at the Eastman Company. Coover and Joyner were researching a heat-resistant polymer for jet canopies when Joyner spread a film of ethyl cyanoacrylate between two refractometer prisms and discovered that the prisms stuck together. Coover finally realized that cyanoacrylate was a useful product and in 1958 Eastman #910 was released.source: Popular Science
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