Steel Manufacturing Blog: Keeping it Steel

Anchor Bolt Manufacturing: The Basics

Posted on Fri, Apr 07, 2023 @ 11:16 AM

There are many specifications written covering Anchor Bolts but the predominant one we see called out on drawings is ASTM F1554. The most current version is ASTM F1554-20. It covers exclusively the requirements for manufacturing Cast In Place Anchor Bolts.

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ASTM F1554 Anchor Bolt Manufacturing Step-By-Step Process

Posted on Thu, Jul 18, 2019 @ 01:58 PM


The Steel Supply Company stocks round bar from only the best U.S. manufacturers like Nucor, CMC and Steel Dynamics. Steel round bar is stocked in F1554 grades A36, grade 55, and A-105. While not included in the ASTM F1554, round bar grade A449 is sometimes called out on DOT or transportation projects. The Steel Supply Company carries an ample amount of A449 bar, as well.

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Tags: S-1 supplement, Anchor Bolts, Bent Anchor Bolts, Cut Thread, Galvanized Anchor Bolts

Slotted Channel Comparison

Posted on Wed, Nov 01, 2017 @ 09:54 AM

Often, we get inquiries from customers asking us to quote on a quantity or series of items. Slide bearings, slotted steel shims, masonry anchors turnbuckle assemblies, etc. While we are always happy to do so, and appreciate the opportunity, it is sometimes difficult to get the customer to focus on the product as well as the cost.

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Tags: Anchor Bolts, Slotted Channel, Channel Slot

Anchor Bolt: Threading Logic

Posted on Mon, May 16, 2016 @ 04:15 PM

We have recently seen an increased focus on the topic of anchor bolts and threading. In a previous blog entry, we discussed considering the thread length of Anchor Bolts with excess thread on the exposed end. Based on the intentions and needs of particular steel fabricators, this topic may or may not be applicable to your business (of course, we’ll manufacture the Anchor Bolts to any specification required.)

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Anchor Bolts: Consider Thread Length

Posted on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 @ 03:36 PM

The Steel Supply Company manufactures Anchor Bolts and Turnbuckle Rods every day… and that’s also how often we see Anchor Bolt Drawings calling for threads that appear unnecessarily long. With regards to the exposed end, extra thread length is requested so the fabricator can be sure there will be sufficient thread for the washer and nut to “bottom out” regardless of any problems with positioning.

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The Lifting Force of the Steel Wedge & Structural Bolt

Posted on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 @ 05:19 PM

The steel wedge is an extremely important aspect of any construction process.  Another way to understand the power of the steel wedge is by understanding the structural bolt.  At first, it might seem as though that the two products have nothing in common, but in reality they are the same thing.

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Tags: Wedges, Anchor Bolts, Steel Wedges, Steel Wedge

Four Styles of Weldable Couplers & Anchor

Posted on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

As engineering standards continue to develop and improve, there seems to be an increasing need for weldable rebar anchors and couplers.   To the average fabricator, these wealth of options represent an opportunity for additional profit but requires some understanding of how each system works.

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Tags: Anchor Bolts, Rebar Anchor, Rebar Coupler

ASTM A449 Anchor Bolt Specifications

Posted on Wed, Oct 01, 2014 @ 03:33 PM

Regarding anchor bolts, ASTM A449 is not a material that should be specified. Regardless, our steel fabricating customer often see drawings calling out for A-449 anchor bolts or fully threaded studs. This is frequently DOT Highway work, where AASHTO specs are more common.

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Anchor Bolt Manufacturing: The S-1 Supplement and its Weldability

Posted on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 @ 12:46 PM

Regarding anchor bolt manufacturing, S-1 refers to a section in the ASTM F1554 Specification. The current version is F1554-07a. Under the Supplementary Requirements, section S-1 reads;

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Tags: S-1 supplement, Anchor Bolts

ASTM Specification, F1554: S-1 Supplement

Posted on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 @ 03:19 PM

The term S-1 or S-1 Supplement is taken the ASTM Specification, F1554. In Anchor Bolt manufacturing, the F1554 specification is the rulebook. It spells out all the criteria a manufacturer must follow in order to provide a finished product that will perform as the engineer intended. The current version is F1554-07a.

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Tags: Anchor Bolts