Simple ways to prevent the slackening of fasteners

Slackening is one of the top reasons why fasteners become loose. It is commonly caused by relaxation, especially when composites or polymers become more compact; creep or the tendency of materials to deform or move under stress or changes in temperature; and the settlement of irregular surfaces. Irrespective of the cause, here are 4 quick remedies:

  1. Apply locking glue to your fasteners’ thread before installing them. Allow the glue to dry before using the fasteners to hold tension.
  2. Wrap the fastener threads with some sewing thread to keep the fastener tight.
  3. Use washers and tensioners to introduce elasticity to the bolted connection.
  4. Fill the fastener hole with extra materials to provide increased friction.

At Fasteners, Inc., we stock a variety of high-quality fasteners as well as washers and tensioners you can choose from. Reach out to our customer care team today for more information about quality fastening systems.

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