When it comes to industrial fasteners, there are many different types to choose from each with its own unique benefits and applications. In this blog post, written in conjunction with Prosper Fasteners and Fixings, we’ll take a closer look at five of the most popular types of industrial fasteners so that you can make an informed decision about which one is right for your needs.
Screws are one of the most common types of fasteners and are used to secure two pieces of material together. They are available in a variety of materials, including steel, brass, stainless steel, and plastic with each type suited to joining different materials, for example, brass screws are normally used to join wood, whereas plastic screws are normally used for plastic panels or guttering, etc. One advantage of screws over bolts is that they can be removed and reused multiple times. However, screws are not as strong as bolts and should not be used in applications where high levels of tension or stress will be present.
Bolts are similar to screws, but they’re usually much larger and have a hexagonal head that can be tightened with a wrench. Bolts are often used to join heavy-duty materials like metal plates together. They are also one of the most common types of industrial fasteners and are typically used to secure two or more pieces of heavy material together so can be found in a wide variety of applications, including construction, automotive, and plumbing. Bolts are available in a variety of materials, including steel, brass, and stainless steel.
Nuts are another common type of industrial fastener that are often used in conjunction with bolts to secure materials together. They are available in a variety of material options, including steel, brass, and stainless steel and one advantage of nuts over bolts is that they can be reused multiple times. These hexagonal-shaped fasteners are usually threaded onto bolts in order to secure them in place and can be made from a variety of materials, such as steel, Brass, and nylon.
Washers are disk-shaped components that are placed under the heads of screws or nuts in order to distribute the load more evenly and prevent damage to the surfaces being joined. They are placed between a bolt and a nut to help distribute the load evenly and prevent the bolt from loosening over time. Washers are available in a variety of materials, including steel, brass, and stainless steel.
Blind rivets are specialized fasteners that are used when it’s not possible to access the back side of the material being joined. Blind rivets have a hollow shaft that expands when it’s pulled through from the front side, creating a tight joint on the backside.
Rivets – Rivets are another type of specialized fastener that is used when it’s not possible to access the back side of the material being joined. Rivets have a solid shaft that is inserted through both pieces of material and then deformed on the back side so that it can’t be removed.
So, as you can see, there are a variety of industrial fasteners available to suit any need. Each type has its own unique purpose and use case. When selecting fasteners for your next project, be sure to choose the type that best suits your needs.