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A fastener is a hardware device that mechanically joins two or more objects. In general, fasteners are used to create non-permanent joints (can be removed or dismantled). Some examples of fasteners are: bolts, clips, latch, pins, sockets, nuts, washers, nails and screws. Some of the most popular fastener materials are steel, stainless steel, bronze, brass and nylon.

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6 Common Myths About Nuts

Nuts are commonly used to secure parts together. They are threaded fasteners that connect to a mating fastener, such as a bolt. To secure two or more parts together, you can drive a bolt through the parts, followed by twisting … Read More




The Beginner’s Guide to U-Nuts

Not all nuts are hexagonal. You can find these mechanical fasteners in other shapes, including that of the letter U. Known as U-nuts, they are commonly used in conjunction with sheet metal. Rather than welding two sheet metal panels together, … Read More




4 Things to Check When Shopping for Machine Screws

Not all screws are the same. While some of them are designed to create their own hole when driven into objects, others are designed for use in existing holes. Machine screws fall under the latter category. Like all screws, they … Read More




How Do Self-Forming Screws Work? Get the Facts

Not all screws require a predrilled hole with internal mating threads. Some of them are capable of creating their own mating threads. Known as self-tapping screws, they are commonly used in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing companies can quickly assemble parts … Read More




What Are J Nuts?

Nuts are commonly used in conjunction with bolts. If you’re trying to secure two or more parts together with a bolt, for instance, you may want to use a nut. You can twist a nut onto the end of the … Read More





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