I’m designing a piece that has interchangeable parts. I would like
to make a simple screw-on nut and bolt design.
My question is this: Should I have these little bits of hardware
made from the same metal as the rest of the piece, i.e. 18K gold or
silver? Or should I have them made from stainless steel or some other
extremely hard metal that won’t get stripped with use, and weld them
I’m hoping some of our old pros will have experience to share.
BTW, it’s not for a one-off, but rather for mass production.
Thanks in advance.