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Industrial fasteners are a large group of tools and devices used to permanently or semi-permanently join pieces together. Nuts, bolts, hinges, studs, handles, knobs, flanges, rivets, and screws are a few of these fasteners used for various mechanical applications. These fasteners are utilized in virtually every industry and almost every kind of product imaginable, from industrial products like electric motors and robotics to consumer goods like cell phones. Read More…

Industrial Fasteners Industrial fasteners are tools used to join and secure materials. They are used in many applications within the aerospace, construction, electronic and automotive industries.
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Fairfield, NJ  |  800-272-3673

Our company has a reputation for superior products, customer service, and dependability. All our fastener products are built to last, and we know that our customers appreciate our dedication to using the best materials and manufacturing techniques. If you would like to learn more about us, contact us by phone or email, or stop by our website today!

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Ford Fasteners, Inc. $$$

Winston-Salem, NC  |  800-642-0921

From our inventory of over 130,000 different fasteners, we know precisely which ones are right for your application. We test them for material composition and measurement accuracy. With our Vendor Management Inventory service (VMI) our Service Technicians monitor your needs and keep you fully supplied at all times. Our ISO 9001 and AS9120B certifications helps us maintain system standards that ensure the fasteners we supply are the highest quality parts available.

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Southern Fasteners & Supply, Inc. $$$

Yorktown, VA  |  757-988-8099

Affordable Fastener Supply Company has worked for over 18 years to ensure that we are bringing you the most committed and quality fasteners to emphasize the manufacturing process. We make a variety of products, including our signature line of fasteners! Affordable Fastener Supply Company is SWaM and DBE Certified small minority business specializing in stainless, exotic and DOMESTIC materials! All of our trademarked products are designed to bring quality to you. For more info, call today!

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Affordable Fastener Supply Co. $$$

Birmingham, AL  |  800-695-3511

Birmingham Fastener is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of T-head bolts and a range of industrial fasteners. We manufacture custom and non standard fasteners and operate the highest volume distribution center of nuts, bolts, screws and standard fasteners in the U.S. This diversity provides our customers with a strategic advantage; certified quality, superior service and fast delivery.

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Birmingham Fastener Manufacturing $$$

Clifton, NJ  |  866-463-2910

Fastener Solutions is your full line fastener source. With 100 million fasteners to choose from — steel and stainless steel fasteners, brass and titanium fasteners, plastic fasteners and exotic fastener material — the choice is endless. See our nails, rivets, screws, pins, nuts, anchors, etc.

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Fastener Solutions, Inc. $$$

Macedonia, OH  |  330-468-3300

We are a customer-focused industrial/construction supply distributor and sourcing specialist with the goal of being the best organization to serve our market. With one of our product lines including fasteners.

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SC Fastening Systems, LLC. $$$
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Self-Drilling Screws

Self-Drilling Screws

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Types Of Bolts

Types Of Bolts

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Types of Industrial Fasteners

There are countless shapes, sizes, lengths, and types of fasteners, from ordinary nails to enormous bolts to secure heavy-duty manufacturing equipment. In addition, due to the unique stresses applied, fasteners differ from one another. As a result, fasteners can be divided into numerous categories, such as threaded and non-threaded or permanent and non-permanent.

Threaded Fasteners:


One of the most adaptable types of threaded fasteners available is the screw. They have strong gripping power thanks to their threaded shafts, and unlike bolts, they don't need anything to hold them in place. Typically, pilot holes are made in a material with a drill, and the screw is then driven in with a screwdriver. Screws can be divided into subcategories, including thumbscrews, self-drilling, shoulder, etc.


Non-Threaded Fasteners:

Pins, keys, retaining rings, and rivets are typical non-threaded fasteners. As the name indicates, these fasteners contain no thread and are inserted into and bind materials through other means.

A rivet is a non-threaded fastener with a smooth cylindrical shaft and a head on one end before it is installed. When the rivet is installed, it is inserted into a hole that has been punched or drilled, and the tail is upset or bucked (i.e., bent) so that it expands to around 1.5 times the diameter of the original shaft, thereby holding the rivet in place.


Non-Permanent Fasteners:


As one of the more popular kinds of fasteners, bolts are used to connect two non-threaded parts. The threaded end of a bolt is connected to one of its many types of heads. Bolts are categorized according to their head style and shape. A common type of bolt used is the carriage bolt. The carriage bolt has a square portion underneath its smooth head that prevents the bolt from rotating once it is fastened. Carriage bolts can be used with any material, such as wood, commonly referred to as coach bolts.

Carriage Bolt

Permanent Fasteners:


A nail lacks threading, making it simple to distinguish between a screw and a nail. Although a nail doesn't have the same gripping power as a screw, it has more shear strength, which makes it a preferable option in some situations. Different nails frequently have particular qualities intended to work with a specific material or application. Finding the appropriate type of nail for a job can be simply because many nail varieties derive their names from the applications they use. Common nails include the following:

  • Box nails, which are easier to drive into the material, are diamond-point tipped.
  • Brad nails can easily blend into wood trim.

Importance of Fasteners in Industry

  • Provides efficiency: The final structure of a building depends on the fabric used to create it. The choice of fasteners can make or break the project. For example, an inappropriate choice for fasteners may not provide a tight seal between the materials.
  • Provides durability: Will these fasteners hold indefinitely? That is the second most important calculation when choosing fasteners in the building sector. For example, poor-quality nuts and bolts will only last a while. One must use the best fastener possible if one wants the fastener to hold for a long time.
  • Provides safety: Although quality and safety are issues in almost every application, safety is of the utmost importance in many sectors where industrial fasteners are utilized. If the fasteners are not functioning properly, there could be serious consequences. Improperly manufactured, damaged, or rusty nuts, bolts, screws, etc., could all present serious risks in any building in which they are employed. In an industrial setting, for example, the building and much of the equipment within it are often secured by high-quality fasteners.

Manufacturing automobiles and aeronautical applications are just two examples illustrating the importance of high-quality industrial fasteners. For a good reason, both sectors have strict specifications for the fasteners that must be utilized in their goods. For example, small fasteners can be found all over a car, including in the suspension system, under the hood, and anywhere else there is a connection between two sections or components. Likewise, the connections between sections or components of space-faring vehicles and other items are critical. Additionally, industrial fasteners are employed extensively in creating electronic equipment, parts, and products at work, at home, in vehicles, and elsewhere.

Not all industrial fasteners are used to join two metal objects together. For example, carpenters, and other construction and building experts, employ wood screws to create strong connections between plywood and other wood components. Industrial fasteners are also utilized in woodworking projects.

The Benefits of Using Industrial Fasteners

Flexibility in design: Industrial fasteners provide engineers with additional alternatives when designing items. For instance, businesses that produce electronic devices like laptops and tablets can reduce the space required to secure components of these products by joining certain parts and components using fasteners that were specifically needed rather than with welds and adhesives, which may need to be placed more extensively throughout a product. And items using these devices are also simpler to fix.

Reduced waste: Many items must be combined from various parts and pieces. Industrial fasteners make more-efficient manufacturing processes possible by finishing their products with fewer manufacturing steps and less material. Rather than requiring extensive welding, or using adhesives (glues, cement, tapes, etc.), to bind components together during the assembly of their items, for example, manufacturers need to pre-drill a few tiny holes that will fit the screws, nuts, and bolts needed to secure their product components.

Reduced production costs, improved aesthetics, and simpler handling and use are why many industries are moving towards industrial fasteners to produce their goods.

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