Metric Fasteners

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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 Moreā€¦

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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Hackensack, 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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Cinnaminson, NJ  |  877-791-4426

AALL AMERICAN Fasteners is a full line supplier of fasteners, components and many other services. Whether you need standard rivets, screws and washers or certified bolts, nuts, or other stainless steel hardware, our team of experts will help you find the parts you need. We are able to meet off-the-shelf, semi-custom, and made-to-specification requirements.

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Dallas, TX  |  214-637-6051

Since 1966, a family owned fasteners distributor of Bolts, Anchors, Nuts, Screws & other fastener products. Customers nationwide can shop & buy online! Experience "Service First" at Crouch Sales. Our expert sales staff is ready to assist phone, fax, online or walk-in orders. Let us earn your repeat business by offering customized solutions from our extensive inventory & quantity discount pricing!

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Bensenville, IL  |  800-444-7414

When seeking industrial fasteners, do you first look for the company's certifications or their product offering? Liberty Fastener is HUBZone certified and offers metric fasteners, mil spec fasteners, special fasteners, stainless steel fasteners and a whole lot more.

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Greenfield, IN  |  800-537-7925

At Hanger Bolt & Stud Co., we offer hanger bolts, dowel screws, rail bolts, single-ended, double-ended, and fully threaded studs as well as smooth body and knurled pins. No matter what product you require, we can ensure that your custom parts are made to your specifications and delivered on time. All products are made according to the Industrial Fasteners Institute standards.

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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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