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Metric fasteners are produced for use in applications outside of the sphere of influence of the US and English systems. That difference aside, there are no other meaningful differences between metric and non-metric fasteners. Read More…

Metric Fasteners Metric fasteners are fastening and connecting tools that are measured according to the International System of Units (more commonly known as "the metric system" in the United States) instead of the US Customary System (also called the American system).
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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. $$$

Crystal Lake, IL  |  815-455-7177

For over 50 years, Eagle Fastener Corporation has been a leading industrial fastener. We have a vast variety of materials available for our customers, including brass, aluminum, and carbon steel. In addition, our strong connection with many suppliers over the years has made it so that there is almost no part we can’t get. Contact us for competitive prices, high-quality products, and excellent communication.

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Eagle Fastener Corporation $$$

Painsville, OH  |  800-680-3600

Dyson has over 100 years of experience in manufacturing industrial fasteners including bolts, screws, washers, construction accessories and custom forged and machined products. We carry a wide variety of standard fasteners as well as offer custom production, from a few parts up to a large order.

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Dyson Corporation $$$

Lancaster, PA  |  717-299-5771

Since 1974, Fastening Products of Lancaster has been producing machined parts such as industrial bolts. We offer carriage bolts, hex lag bolts, anchor bolts and lag shields, among many others. Our stocking warehouse is the region's largest, and we offer same day shipment of items we have in stock.

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Fastening Products of Lancaster, Inc. $$$

Albion, MI  |  517-629-3955

Leading the fastener industry for more than 90 years with our extensive line of superior industrial fasteners: high quality hex nuts, locknuts, flange nuts, nut & washer assemblies, weld nuts, pipe plugs, etc. Greater selection, better cost control, long-lasting products, excellent customization services.

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Decker Manufacturing Corporation $$$
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These connective mechanisms are used to join and secure materials together. Metric fasteners can be broken down into two types: threaded industrial fasteners and non-threaded industrial fasteners. They are also available in different forms including metal industrial fasteners, plastic fasteners, or composite industrial fasteners. If needed, conversion charts for the American and metric systems are available from most fastener manufacturers.

Threaded metric fasteners, such as nuts, bolts, and screws, contain spiral ridges called threads, which aid in the attachment of the fasteners. Continuous-thread studs, with two nuts applied, are used for flange bolting and are threaded from end to end. Tap-end studs, on the other hand, have a short thread on one end, used for screwing into a tapped hole, and a longer thread on the other.

This longer end is called a nut-end and may have either a chamfered or round point. Double-end studs have equal-length threads with chamfered points on both ends and are used for flange bolting or other applications in which torching from both ends is necessary.

Unlike threaded metric fasteners, non-threaded metric fasteners, such as rivet metric fasteners, ring metric fasteners, and pin metric fasteners, do not contain threads. As a result, these metric fasteners can be quickly assembled and removed from components and do not need extra industrial fastening hardware.

Bind metric fastener rivets, or pop metric fastener rivets, are inserted into a pre-drilled hole where a rivet gun pulls on a headed-shaft, which passes through the rivet. The shaft breaks or "pops," leaving a bulge on the head of the rivet, which holds the two parts together.

Dowel pins can be straight, tapered, rolled or grooved and provide perfect alignment, holding parts in absolute relation to one another. Most retaining rings need a groove to seal them into position and are stamped both internally and externally.

While some of them may be self-locking, both kinds are used to keep parts from slipping or sliding apart. Several other varieties of non-threaded metric fasteners also exist.

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