28 Mar 2024

Self-locking nuts: stability and guaranteed safety

Materials, Types, and Applications of an Essential Component for Structural Integrity

The technological and industrial development of the modern world has led to the invention of self-locking nuts, which today represents the most advanced solution to prevent loosening, misalignment, or decoupling of bolted joints. Self-locking nuts have a simple yet ingenious design: their functioning principle in based on creating additional resistance against unscrewing, which ensures a stable connection over time and thus the safety of the structure. These nuts exhibit great versatility and find varied industrial applications, especially in the automotive and aerospace sectors, where vibrations and solicitations, to which the structures are subjected, require absolute joint stability. (more…)

28 Feb 2024

Quality nuts and bolts. key factors of the perfect fastening

Quality of Materials and Production Processes: The Importance of Choosing Certified Fastening Components (more…)

29 Jan 2024

Screws, nuts, bolts. Small inventions that made history.

The Importance of Screws and Bolts in the Evolution of Industry and Technology

Despite their apparent simplicity, screws and bolts conceal meticulous design: it took centuries for them to become the objects we know today. These fastening components have played a silent but crucial role in history across a wide range of applications, from constructing buildings to assembling industrial machinery, from railway lines to vehicle assembly, and even in space exploration. (more…)

18 Dec 2023


Placing your trust in a financially sound partner like VIPA is a guarantee of growth for any company

In the world of business, and even more so in the world of industry, choosing the right suppliers is crucial. A supplier is more than just a partner company that provides services, products or materials necessary for business. A supplier is also and above all an ally, to be trusted at all times. (more…)

21 Nov 2023


Ecology, efficiency, economy: all the advantages of recycled steel, with the certainty of VIPA quality

Currently the global scenario is characterised by an increasing awareness of environmental issues and thus the concept of sustainability has taken centre stage. The impact of strongly desired green policies, implemented by the giants of the western world, the USA and European Union in particular, is radically and rapidly changing the industrial sector, incentivising virtuous practices such as conversion to renewable energies, the elimination of plastic packaging, and low environmental impact production technologies. (more…)

23 Oct 2023


Stable, efficient and long-lasting tightening thanks to the certified quality of VIPA threaded joints

From statistical data it emerges that in the industrial and construction sectors, around 80% of all assembly operations require screwing. Around 30% of structure quality problems arise from incorrect screwing processes. So the question is: what is the perfect tightening torque for ensuring the stable, efficient and long-lasting installation of a threaded joint? In truth there is no single way to achieve perfect tightening, rather there are many, each depending on the joint’s field of application and intended use, both crucial conditions for tightening methods. (more…)

20 Jul 2023


Efficiency, precision and speed for cutting edge logistics; the VIPA automated warehouse

The concept of warehouse automation is revolutionising contemporary industrial logistics. The automated warehouse first came about in the noughties and is a system in which most operative activities: picking, inventory management, are executed by machines and robotised systems. (more…)

20 Jun 2023

Structural wood screws

Structural wood screws (also called “construction” screws) are gradually replacing the traditional lag screws for carpentry over the last few years.

The reason of their rise in the world of fasteners is related to the convenience they offer in any heavy duty structural application. (more…)

18 Jul 2022


It’s a chemical process that alters the surface of the metal parts through the creation of phosphate crystals, chemically bonded to the substrate. The efficacy of this technique rely on the properties of these compounds that are able to improve the material resistance to the corrosion and facilitate the adhesion of the following painting processes.


20 May 2022

Zinc plating

What is zinc plating?

Steel is the most common material in use today. However, it has a high corrosion rate and needs to be adequately protected by the electrochemical reaction of water, oxygen and other corrosive materials. (more…)