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Innovation in fastener technology

An historic achievement in fastener development.

As American industry turned to mass production in the 1920s, the drawbacks of the traditional slotted screw became evident. The alignment time of the driver in the screw recess multiplied thousands of times in a factory, and the cam-out from increased tightening torques, resulted in the invention of the modern fastener drive system.

The ubiquitous Phillips screw, with its cruciform-recess to create correct engagement of the driver, revolutionized production saving manufacturers countless dollars in labor and damaged components. A true engineering breakthrough, the Phillips screw can be credited with making a major contribution to the advancement of industry.

That commitment to innovation and problem solving
continues at Phillips to this day. Whether the need is for a
standard Phillips Drive System or a custom one, Phillips
provide a solution.