A fastener is a non-permanent or permanent hardware that mechanically connects or affixes two or more objects. Typically, it creates a non-permanent joint and helps secure an object.

Fasteners come in many different shapes and sizes to suit various applications. Here we’ll briefly explore different types of fasteners.

Types of Fasteners

Now that you know what a fastener is, let’s look at the different types of fasteners.

Fasteners exist in two types:

  • Threaded Fasteners
  • Non-Threaded Fasteners

Threaded Fasteners

What Is A Fastener?Threaded fasteners are a type of fasteners designed to get joined and tightened using a tool like a wrench and screwdriver. They have a threaded portion that fits inside the hole in another object. They hold or join two items by turning in a clockwise direction.

Threaded fasteners are ideal in applications that require assembly and disassembly. Usually, these are the fasteners you will see in your electronics, motor vehicle parts, plumbing fixtures, and toys.

Examples of these types of fasteners include:

  • Screws
  • Bolts
  • Nuts
  • Studs
  • Hooks

Each of these threaded fasteners has different types used in various applications. For instance, bolts come in many styles, such as carriage, plow, flange, etc.

Non-Threaded Fasteners

Non-Threaded FastenersNon-threaded fasteners are a type of fastener without threads. They hold two objects together without twisting or turning them and are often permanent. Usually, they work by hitting the fastener with a hammer or other tool.

Examples of non-threaded fasteners include:

  • Pins
  • Rivets (1)
  • Clips
  • Nails

Fasteners From Minneapolis Washer

Fasteners come in different form sizes and shapes. They also come in various materials, such as stainless steel and brass. All of them have their applications and offer unique merits and merits.

Having manufactured and supplied fasteners since 1934 at Minneapolis Washer & Stamping, we know everything about these parts. We have an extensive selection of standard and custom-made parts manufactured from the finest material.

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