ISO 17025 Calibration and Testing Labs

Industry Certifications

As an ISO 9001:2008 manufacturer, we maintain full traceability of raw materials and stringent quality control during each phase of production. With multiple ISO/IEC 17025 accredited labs, millions of dollars in testing equipment, and some of the most experienced operators, engineers and quality personnel in the industry, we don’t just produce parts – we produce perfection.

Standards & Certifications

  • ISO 9001:2008 certified (all Fastenal Manufacturing locations)
  • 3 ISO/IEC 17025 labs within our manufacturing facilities (Winona, MN; Wallingford, CT; Modrice, Czech Rep.)
  • API-Q1 certified
  • AD 2000 – Merkblatt WO
  • Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC
  • ISO/TS 1649 certified (cold forming)
  • TUV NORD certified
  • NQA-1 & 10CFR50 Appendix B compliant

Participation in 40+ Standards Committees

  • ASTM International: 26 Subcommittees
  • ASME: 18 Subcommittees
  • ISO: Head of Delegation, TC2 Fasteners
  • API: 11 Subcommittees
  • NACE International
  • SAE
  • ASM
  • RCSC

View all Certifications here

Laboratory Equipment and Services
  • 200,000 lb. Tensile Tester - Testing of externally threaded fasteners for tensile, proof load, and yield strengths; testing of internally threaded fasteners for proof loads
  • Rockwell Hardness Testers - Testing Rockwell hardness in the B and C scales, as well as surface hardness on the 30N scale
  • Micro-Hardness Tester - Hardness testing using the Vickers scale
  • Skidmore-Wilhelm - Measures the clamp force created by an externally threaded fastener when tightened
  • Spectrometer - Chemical analysis for iron, nickel, aluminum, copper, and titanium based materials
  • Portable XRF - Rapid alloy identification, PMI (positive material identification)
  • Metallographic Microscope - Analysis of grain structures and boundaries on raw material and finished product
  • Non-Destructive Testing - Magnetic particle (AC/DC) and liquid penetrant testing inspections to identify cracks above and below the surface.
  • Drive Test Plates, Torsional Collets, and Ductility Blocks - Performance testing for thread cutting and thread rolling screws
  • Drill Drive Tester - Drill-drive performance testing for self-drilling and tapping screws
  • Corrosion Test Chamber - Salt spray (fog) testing per ASTM B117
  • Charpy Impact Machine - Impact testing up to 264 ft-lbs with a temperature range of +410°F to -202°F
  • CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) - Precise measurements of angles, concentricity, roundness, diameter of holes, distance of points, etc.
  • Optical Comparator - Dimensional inspection of linear measurements, angles, thread profiles, and radii
  • Laser Lab - 3-D laser inspection system accurately measures diameters, lengths, tapers, straightness, concentricity and threads to print with exact measurements every time
  • Dimensional Inspection - Utilizing ring and plug, variable thread, length, and protrusion gages, calipers, micrometers, and pitch micrometers
  • Additional Equipment - Profilometer, MicTrac, Elongation Gage, Torque Wrenches, Gage Block Set
A2LA Accredited Calibration & Lab Testing Request Form

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Did you know that Fastenal is ISO 9001:2015 certified? View our ISO 9001:2015 Certificate