Tag Archives: Washers

What Are Through-Hardened Washers?

When choosing washers, you should consider the load to which they will be exposed. Washers are fasteners that are used in conjunction with other fasteners. They are typically used to distribute the load of a bolt. For high-stress applications involving … Read More

What Are Beveled Washers and How Do They Work?

When connecting two or more objects with threaded fasteners, you may want to use washers. Washers won’t hold the objects together. They will, however, distribute the load of the fasteners across a large surface area so that the objects are … Read More

What Are Fender Washers?

Washers are commonly used to protect parts from damage. They work by distributing the load of a threaded fastener. Driving a treaded fasteners directly into a part may damage it. With a washer, the fastener’s load will be evenly distributed … Read More

The Purpose of Washers and Why They’re Used With Fasteners

Typically consisting of a flattened, circular- or disc-shaped piece of metal, commonly steel or stainless steel, with a hole in the middle, washers are often used in conjunction with threaded fasteners. Before a threaded fastener like a screw is driven … Read More

Comparing the 3 Main Types of Washers

Washers play an important role in the manufacturing industry, with manufacturing companies using them to evenly distribute the weight or load of a fastener like a screw. Of course, washers have other applications as well as, including the ability to … Read More