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Fastener Basics
Fastener Basics
Published: 2015/02/03
Channel: Convergence Training
Nuts 101 Overview - The Types of Fastener Nuts | Fasteners 101
Nuts 101 Overview - The Types of Fastener Nuts | Fasteners 101
Published: 2017/03/16
Channel: Albany County Fasteners
EZ File Fastener
EZ File Fastener
Published: 2012/08/30
Channel: Franklin Mills Co
Installing Dzus Fasteners
Installing Dzus Fasteners
Published: 2016/02/17
Channel: HomebuiltHELP
Mr.Children / Fastener (ファスナー) / Traduzida / Pt-Br
Mr.Children / Fastener (ファスナー) / Traduzida / Pt-Br
Published: 2015/09/01
Channel: Robson Sanguiné
Understanding Fastener Grades & Materials | Fasteners 101
Understanding Fastener Grades & Materials | Fasteners 101
Published: 2017/03/01
Channel: Albany County Fasteners
Cleco Fasteners
Cleco Fasteners
Published: 2017/09/26
Channel: Tim McAmis Performance Parts
2014W ENGR380 Lecture30 Threaded Fasteners and Stiffness of Bolted Joints
2014W ENGR380 Lecture30 Threaded Fasteners and Stiffness of Bolted Joints
Published: 2015/03/23
Channel: Yang Cao
Threaded Fastener and Torque
Threaded Fastener and Torque
Published: 2013/04/10
Channel: TheSealord98
Fastener Production at Dokka Fasteners in Norway
Fastener Production at Dokka Fasteners in Norway
Published: 2013/02/07
Channel: DokkaFasteners
How to use a Dritz Plastic Snap Fastener Pliers Kit
How to use a Dritz Plastic Snap Fastener Pliers Kit
Published: 2016/12/14
Channel: Dritz Sewing
DZUS Fasteners Explained
DZUS Fasteners Explained
Published: 2016/10/21
Channel: Car Builder Solutions
What is Torque? - Fastening Theory Part 1
What is Torque? - Fastening Theory Part 1
Published: 2016/10/27
Channel: Flexible Assembly Systems Inc
Snap Fastener Installation Tool Demo
Snap Fastener Installation Tool Demo
Published: 2016/12/09
Channel: Sailrite
How to use Dritz Snap Fastener Pliers
How to use Dritz Snap Fastener Pliers
Published: 2017/05/23
Channel: Dritz Sewing
FastenMaster TC-1S Hidden Fastener for Softwood Decking
FastenMaster TC-1S Hidden Fastener for Softwood Decking
Published: 2012/07/13
Channel: FastenMaster
Tiger Claw Hidden Deck Fastener Installation
Tiger Claw Hidden Deck Fastener Installation
Published: 2007/08/27
Channel: DIY Home Center
Quarter-Turn (Dzus) Fastener Installation Tools
Quarter-Turn (Dzus) Fastener Installation Tools
Published: 2017/07/21
Channel: Tim McAmis Performance Parts
BOLTR: Smartbolts | Tension Indicator Fastener
BOLTR: Smartbolts | Tension Indicator Fastener
Published: 2018/04/04
Channel: AvE
Special Presentation: How ARP Fasteners Are Made Video Series Part 1/3 V8TV
Special Presentation: How ARP Fasteners Are Made Video Series Part 1/3 V8TV
Published: 2011/08/30
Channel: V8TV
Grab Bar Fastener Installation with "The Beast"
Grab Bar Fastener Installation with "The Beast"
Published: 2010/02/23
Channel: wingitweb
How to Connect Handrail to a Newel Post Using MiniLock Handrail Fastener
How to Connect Handrail to a Newel Post Using MiniLock Handrail Fastener
Published: 2016/04/05
Channel: Fastener Unlimited
Loxx® Pull it Up Fastener Demo - Locking Marine Fastener
Loxx® Pull it Up Fastener Demo - Locking Marine Fastener
Published: 2018/03/23
Channel: Sailrite
How to Install Quick Release Bumper Fasteners
How to Install Quick Release Bumper Fasteners
Published: 2014/12/07
Channel: milanmastracci
80/20 Inc: Anchor Fastener Overview
80/20 Inc: Anchor Fastener Overview
Published: 2014/01/28
Channel: 8020inc
How to Install a Newel Post using the KeyLock Newel Post Fastener
How to Install a Newel Post using the KeyLock Newel Post Fastener
Published: 2017/02/13
Channel: Fastener Unlimited
Hi Lok Fastener Installation
Hi Lok Fastener Installation
Published: 2017/12/02
Channel: Fram Avia
EB-TY® Hidden Deck Fastening System
EB-TY® Hidden Deck Fastening System
Published: 2012/05/16
Channel: Simpson Strong-Tie
Tenax® Pull It Up Fastener Demo
Tenax® Pull It Up Fastener Demo
Published: 2016/06/24
Channel: Sailrite
CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System
CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System
Published: 2011/01/04
Channel: National Nail Corp.
Quarter-Turn (Dzus) Fasteners
Quarter-Turn (Dzus) Fasteners
Published: 2017/07/09
Channel: Tim McAmis Performance Parts
80/20 Inc: End Fastener Overview
80/20 Inc: End Fastener Overview
Published: 2014/01/28
Channel: 8020inc
Dzus Fastener Install
Dzus Fastener Install
Published: 2018/02/28
Channel: Shane Whalley
How to Install Vinyl Window Shutter | DIY Fastener Replacement & Repair | Easy $5 Fix!
How to Install Vinyl Window Shutter | DIY Fastener Replacement & Repair | Easy $5 Fix!
Published: 2017/10/20
Channel: Weaverface Gaming
有岡大貴「Fastener」/喫煙シーン
有岡大貴「Fastener」/喫煙シーン
Published: 2016/03/21
Channel: Amu
Camo Marksman Pro hidden fastener tool
Camo Marksman Pro hidden fastener tool
Published: 2012/09/22
Channel: Pete Figgins
How to Install a Dzus Fastener - CageWRX Roll Cage
How to Install a Dzus Fastener - CageWRX Roll Cage
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: CageWrx
Animated short film “FASTENING DAYS 3  episode1"
Animated short film “FASTENING DAYS 3 episode1"
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: YKK Global
Quarter-Turn (Dzus) Fastener Pairing
Quarter-Turn (Dzus) Fastener Pairing
Published: 2017/07/16
Channel: Tim McAmis Performance Parts
Types of Fastener Drives | Fasteners 101
Types of Fastener Drives | Fasteners 101
Published: 2017/09/28
Channel: Albany County Fasteners
Zipbolt Newel Post Fastener QT14.100
Zipbolt Newel Post Fastener QT14.100
Published: 2014/06/05
Channel: Jackson Woodturners
The Ultimate Dzus Fastener Installation Guide | Sportbiketrackgear.com
The Ultimate Dzus Fastener Installation Guide | Sportbiketrackgear.com
Published: 2018/03/13
Channel: Sportbike Track Gear
Corrugated Fastener Tool for Face Frame Construction
Corrugated Fastener Tool for Face Frame Construction
Published: 2010/04/28
Channel: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
Flexco® SR™ Rivet Hinged Fastener Installation
Flexco® SR™ Rivet Hinged Fastener Installation
Published: 2010/01/15
Channel: FlexcoTube
DZUS Fastener Story
DZUS Fastener Story
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: SouthcoInc
How To Remove and Install Panel Fastener Rivets - Toyota, Scion, Lexus
How To Remove and Install Panel Fastener Rivets - Toyota, Scion, Lexus
Published: 2016/08/10
Channel: ScionSpotter
The NEW  💫    Snappi Diaper Fastener
The NEW 💫 Snappi Diaper Fastener
Published: 2016/01/26
Channel: My Green Nest
Twist Lock / Common Sense Fastener Eyelet Installation by Hand
Twist Lock / Common Sense Fastener Eyelet Installation by Hand
Published: 2011/02/04
Channel: Sailrite
Flexco® Bolt Solid Plate Fastener Installation
Flexco® Bolt Solid Plate Fastener Installation
Published: 2010/01/15
Channel: FlexcoTube
Table Top Fastener Clips - How to Install
Table Top Fastener Clips - How to Install
Published: 2017/07/12
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Typical fasteners (US quarter shown for scale)

A fastener (US English) or fastening (UK English)[1] is a hardware device that mechanically joins or affixes two or more objects together. In general, fasteners are used to create non-permanent joints; that is, joints that can be removed or dismantled without damaging the joining components.[2] Welding is an example of creating permanent joints. There are three major steel fasteners used in industries: stainless steel, carbon steel, and alloy steel. The major grade used in stainless steel fasteners: 200 series, 300 series, and 400 series.

Other alternative methods of joining materials include: crimping, welding, soldering, brazing, taping, gluing, cement, or the use of other adhesives. The use of force may also be used, such as with magnets, vacuum (like suction cups), or even friction (like sticky pads). Some types of woodworking joints make use of separate internal reinforcements, such as dowels or biscuits, which in a sense can be considered fasteners within the scope of the joint system, although on their own they are not general purpose fasteners.

Furniture supplied in flat-pack form often uses cam dowels locked by cam locks, also known as conformat fasteners. Fasteners can also be used to close a container such as a bag, a box, or an envelope; or they may involve keeping together the sides of an opening of flexible material, attaching a lid to a container, etc. There are also special-purpose closing devices, e.g. a bread clip.

Items like a rope, string, wire (e.g. metal wire, possibly coated with plastic, or multiple parallel wires kept together by a plastic strip coating), cable, chain, or plastic wrap may be used to mechanically join objects; but are not generally categorized as fasteners because they have additional common uses. Likewise, hinges and springs may join objects together, but are ordinarily not considered fasteners because their primary purpose is to allow articulation rather than rigid affixment.

Industry[edit]

In 2005, it was estimated that the United States fastener industry runs 350 manufacturing plants and employs 40,000 workers. The industry is strongly tied to the production of automobiles, aircraft, appliances, agricultural machinery, commercial construction, and infrastructure. More than 200 billion fasteners are used per year in the U.S., 26 billion of these by the automotive industry. The largest distributor of fasteners in North America is the Fastenal Company.[3]

When selecting a fastener for industrial applications, it is important to consider a variety of factors. The threading, the applied load on the fastener, the stiffness of the fastener, and the number of fasteners needed should all be taken into account.[4] See below for material considerations.

Industrial fastener materials

There are three major steel fasteners used in industries: stainless steel, carbon steel, and alloy steel. The major grade used in stainless steel fasteners: 200 series, 300 series, and 400 series. Titanium, aluminum, and various alloys are also common materials of construction for metal fasteners. In many cases, special coatings or plating may be applied to metal fasteners to improve their performance characteristics by, for example, enhancing corrosion resistance. Common coatings/platings include zinc, chrome, and hot dip galvanizing.[5]

When choosing a fastener for a given application, it is important to know the specifics of that application to help select the proper material for the intended use. Factors that should be considered include:

  • Accessibility
  • Environment, including temperature, water exposure, and potentially corrosive elements
  • Installation process
  • Materials to be joined
  • Reusability
  • Weight restrictions[6]

Types[edit]

Structural bolt DIN 6914 with DIN 6916 washer and UNI 5587 nut

Standards & traceability[edit]

ASME B18 standards on bolts, nuts, rivets, screws, washers, and similar fasteners[edit]

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) publishes several Standards on fasteners. Some are:

  • B18.3 Socket Cap, Shoulder, Set Screws, and Hex Keys (Inch Series)
  • B18.6.1 Wood Screws (Inch Series)
  • B18.6.2 Slotted Head Cap Screws, Square Head Set Screws, And Slotted Headless Set Screws (Inch Series)
  • B18.6.3 Machine Screws, Tapping Screws, and Metallic Drive Screws (Inch Series)
  • B18.18 Quality Assurance For Fasteners
  • B18.24 Part Identifying Number (PIN) Code System Standard for B18 Fastener Products

For military hardware[edit]

American screws, bolts, and nuts were historically not fully interchangeable with their British counterparts, and therefore would not fit British equipment properly. This, in part, helped lead to the development of numerous United States military standards and specifications for the manufacturing of essentially any piece of equipment that is used for military or defense purposes, including fasteners. World War II was a significant factor in this change.

A key component of most military standards is traceability. Put simply, hardware manufacturers must be able to trace their materials to their source, and provide traceability for their parts going into the supply chain, usually via bar codes or similar methods. This traceability is intended to help ensure that the right parts are used and that quality standards are met in each step of the manufacturing process; additionally, substandard parts can traced back to their source.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Stonecypher, Lamar. "Fasteners - Their Needs and Types". Bright Hub Engineering. 
  3. ^ The North American fastener industry - The industry today, archived from the original on 2008-06-13, retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  4. ^ ""What are fasteners?"". Quora. 
  5. ^ "Materials & Coatings". Fastener Solutions. 
  6. ^ "Material Finishes". AALL American Fasteners. 
  7. ^ "Why Traceability Matters". B & B Electro-Mechanical. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Parmley, Robert (1996). Standard Handbook of Fastening and Joining (3 ed.). McGraw Hill. ISBN 9780070485891. 

External links[edit]

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