Design & Engineering

Our Research & Engineering has the capability to encompass specific engineering disciplines, supporting both our own network and customer application solutions.

We are able to offer many services and skills including:

Testing facilities

Our fastener testing capabilities are summarised into four categories.





Drawing disciplines

Desktop engineering in 2D & 3D industry standard CAD Software 

Solidworks 2006

3D Mechanical design solutions 

3D modeling 

Analysis tools 

Data management solutions 

Drawing and specification creation & control

AutoCAD 14

Globally recognised file format and drawing support

Product Rationalisation

We work closely with our customers to review and rationalise product ranges so that you can be assured you only buy the right products for your business; reducing costs and increasing efficiency.


24 hour support

The TR Fastenings technical website has dimensional information on 1000's of products. This site also gives our customers access to the most comprehensive free fastener CAD library available. With over 20,000 configurations in the library you can specify the exact size of fastener you require then download the correctly sized model in any one of 27 different 2D and 3D formats. These include: AutoCAD, Catia, Pro/Engineer, SolidWorks, DXF, IGES and STEP.

The project toolkit has been designed to make specifying fasteners as easy as possible. We know most engineers work on many individual projects and that these projects often need fasteners. With the Project Toolkit you can save fastener specifications from our site into individual projects, making them much easier to find later. With our toolkit you can:

Generate TR part numbers for any item on our site 

Save items into projects 

Create as many projects as you need 

Quickly send enquiries to TR  

Our online product Knowledge base articles designed to assist customer application design and assemblies. 

Other facilities include the animation library showing a step by step guide of how our branded fasteners work, conversion calculator, and access to our engneering newsletter keep you informed of all the latest news and developments.

New Product Support

Many companies overlook fasteners when it comes to designing new products and yet the right choice can make a dramatic difference to the overall assembly costs and lifespan of the finished product. 

Our engineers are experts in mecahnical assembly and can always recommend the right fastener taking into account: Cost, assembly method and performance required. 

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you at design stage, click here