MATERIALS:The Southco® D8 DZUS® Panex quarter-turn fastener replaces its D3 counterpart, offering improved strength, quality and cycle life over the previous model. Designed for quick access, the D8 fastens firmly into a receptacle with a simple quarter turn of the stud and features a new bail and wing design with a snap-on, ergonomic bail cover. Customers can quickly and easily install the vibration-resistant D8 fastener which features a precision fit and consistent orientation of head to cam.The D8 provides a convenient, drop-in replacement for current D3 customers. Precision fit, aesthetics, strength, and flexible styling make this new quarter-turn, quick-access fastener from Southco a leading choice for a wide variety of applications.
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