Why bolts loosen and how to prevent this

Bolts are a great fastener choice in many applications because they are easy to dismantle. However, this makes them vulnerable to loss of preload and self-loosening. Bolt loosening can occur as a result of shock, dynamic load, vibration, creep, and settlement.

If you’re performing a DIY project that involves the use of fasteners, you can prevent self-loosening by reducing or eliminating the slip between joined parts. Additionally, you can decrease the cyclic loading or increase the friction between clamped parts.

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