Fasteners name is self defined which clearly means to fasten a component in an assembly or sub assembly. Fasteners aid in holding an assembly together.
Bolts, Nuts, Washers can be classified under Fasteners.
A Fastener is a metallic hardware device that physically connects/combine or conjoins two or more than two objects together tightly. Fasteners play a vital role in daily small appliances we use in our day to day life to Heavy machinery equipment's. It is impossible to imagine machinery’s without fasteners.
The Different types of fasteners and their Functions
Nails: It is the fastest and easiest fasteners used to join wood pieces perfectly. The types of Nails are Round wire Nail, Oval Wire Nail, Lost Head Nail, Annular Nail and many more.
Screws: The Screws is more solid than the Nails, whereas it can be removed easily with the help of hand tools. Therefore, screws are one of the best ways of tightening or fastening the things. The Types of Screws are Wood Screws, Machine screws, Socket Screws, sheet Metal and many more.
Bolts: The Bolts comes up with two metallic structures like Washers and Nuts (as a supporting) ensuring excellent binding between the metallic objects. The types of Bolts are Flange Bolt, Hex Bolt, U-Bolt, Plow Bolt, Square Bolt and many more.
Nuts: A Nut is a type of Metallic Fastener with a circularly threaded hole used conjointly with a matching Bolt. There are many types of Nuts like Hex Nuts, Square Nuts, Cap Nuts, Acorn nuts, Wing Nuts and many more
Clamps: The Clamp is a fastening tool which is used to hold or catch temporarily the two objects tightly in order to restrict detachment by taking Pressure Internally.
Washer: A washer is a thin circular plate with a circular hole at the center that is usually used to share the stress of a threaded such as a Nut, Bolt and Screw. It ensures that the nut and bolt are pressed on each other and also acts as a locking agent between Nut and a bolt. Flat, Dock, Split, Square Sealing are some type of Washers.
List of materials used for manufacturing of Fasteners
Stainless Steel: It is Anti-Corrosion metal used in Electronic devices.
Alloy Steel: These are a type of Fancy metal that is used to make Musical Equipment's.
Carbon steel: This is the highest generally used material for fasteners.
Inconel Stainless Steel: It is Corrosion resistant used in severe Environmental conditions.
Aluminium: This is used as Electrical Equipment's or Devices.
Titanium: This is mostly used as Aerospace industrial fasteners.
The Advantages of the Fasteners are
The Nut and bolt joints are highly reliable for use.
Bolts and nuts are easy to join and disjoint.
Different types of fasteners are available for different material assembles.
Screws are manufactured easily, so they are relatively cheap/ low-cost.
Fasteners are safe and environmentally friendly.
The Applications of the Fasteners are
It is used in Automotive industries.
In Agricultural machinery parts.
In Construction sites.
In Kitchen appliances.
In Wooden furniture joints.
It is used in Oil fields, turbine and power generation