Industrial fasteners can be broadly defined as any type of fastener such as a nut, bolt, rivet, hinge, and screw, etc. that is manufactured from metals or metallic alloys. This includes fasteners such as: bolt retainers, cage and lock nuts, nylon molded fasteners, ratchet fasteners, snap fasteners, masonry nails, spring steel fasteners, stud retainers, lock bolts, industrial pins, hinges, self-drilling screws, self-tapping screws, thread-cutting screws, tapping screws, self-piercing screws, washers, machine screws, metric screws, security screws, silicon bronze fasteners, push nuts and various custom products.
Most of these industrial fasteners have external or internal threads depending upon the industrial functions that they are used for. In addition, industrial fasteners are also available in several standard shapes and sizes. Industrial fasteners are available in two main varieties, special quality and clod headed quality, depending upon the end usage of the industrial fastener.
Industrial fasteners are very common in the manufacturing of transportation vehicles such as planes, trains and automobiles. These fasteners are also important devices in other types of industrial applications such as welding, hydraulics, heating and air conditioning, and electronics, etc.
Most industrial fasteners can be manufactured by any one of three processes, which are ingot, bloom and billet method. Since industry grade fasteners need to be very strong and durable, they are normally made from metals or metallic alloys, such as iron and titanium. These metals are melted in an electric furnace and then cast into the desired shapes. Industrial fasteners need to have a high degree of permanence and should be resistant to rust and corrosion.
As with any type of fasteners, you must make sure that you are using the right type of industrial fasteners for the jobs and tasks that you are performing. It’s important that the fasteners are the right size and strong enough to handle the work load. If you use the wrong type or size of fasteners it could lead to damage or personal injury. Industrial fasteners are available in various shapes and sizes and you can usually by them individually and in packages. Most types of industrial fasteners are relatively inexpensive to purchase.