Fasteners are a widely used component type for assembly and construction, used to join two or more objects together with a permanent or semi-permanent joint. Relied on for countless applications ranging from the assembly of a chair to the construction of an aircraft, fasteners can be found all around us in countless situations and spaces. When working with fasteners and their assemblies yourself, it is highly beneficial to have a basic familiarity with the most common variations, allowing you to best discern what component is best for a given situation. In this blog, we will provide a brief overview of the most popularly used fasteners, allowing you to understand their design and functionalities.
Fasteners are hardware components that are used to affix two or more parts together, often creating permanent and semi-permanent joints depending upon the type. Fasteners are used for many materials and applications, regularly being employed for bridge construction, automobile manufacturing, table assembly, and so much more. Set screws are a specialized type of fastener, commonly being used to secure an object to or within another object while leaving no protruding sections.
In the realm of tools and hardware components, a socket is a type of equipment piece that may be used to install and remove a mechanical fastener. In particular, they are often employed for use with hex head bolts, screws, and other various fastener types, featuring a compatible head and a handle to apply torque. A socket can refer to the hole of fasteners that facilitate the connection of another part, however, an example being a fastener with a head socket which serves as the means of accepting a male tool. As a result, it is important to understand the differences between tool sockets and fastener sockets when conducting various operations or procuring parts.
Mechanical fasteners are components that are capable of fastening or affixing two or more parts together in an assembly. Fasteners may provide permanent or non-permanent joints depending on the application, and many mechanical fasteners provide a non-permanent connection that permits dismantling without damage. Depending on the industry, application, and operating conditions of the assembly, there are numerous fasteners that may be used for creating a joint. In this blog, we will discuss the most common mechanical fasteners that are used for assemblies, allowing you to understand their differences and applications.
Bearings are components that are crucial to countless assemblies, ensuring that friction is reduced and that motion is constrained to specific movements. For automobiles engines in particular, bearings are paramount to the functionality of equipment such as the crankshaft, allowing it to be supported and protected from the forces of friction. As the failure of crankshaft bearings can quickly lead to engine damage or failure, it is important that they are inspected and maintained regularly.
Fasteners are hardware components that serve countless industries, allowing for two or more parts to be securely joined together. From the bolts used to assemble aircraft skin sections to screws that attach piping to walls, there are numerous fastener types that each present their varying characteristics and attachment methods which may benefit different applications. To help you choose the right fasteners for your application, we will discuss some of the common considerations that should be made before making a final decision.
When an assembly features bearings, nuts, and bolts, it is important that such components never become loose due to the forces of vibration or other factors. With a type of nut known as a lock nut bearing, bearing locknut, or locknut, assemblies are provided vibration resistance and may have their bearings and other components located onto an adapter or shaft. As components that are found in countless assemblies and applications ranging from the securing of aircraft bearings to the pulleys of industrial machines, understanding how the lock nut bearing functions is crucial for anyone operating such machinery.
While screws seem like simple threaded fastener components that may be used for construction, the diverse applications that they serve can often demand rigorous designs and construction to withstand the various forces assemblies are subjected to. As hardware fasteners that may attach two or more components securely together through friction and traction, screws can be used for the construction of aircraft, electronics, machinery, infrastructure, and much more. In this blog, we will provide an overview of screws, allowing you to best be aware of their various types, designs, materials, applications, and more.
Fasteners such as screws, bolts, nuts, and rivets are critical in many modern industrial applications. As industrial technology has continued to evolve, the need for advanced specialized fasteners has become more and more prevalent. As such, there are now many specialty fasteners available for a broad range of specific applications. In this blog, we will discuss one such fastener: the pin.
The cable assembly and wire harness are two electronic components that many consider the same thing. However, they are in fact somewhat different. A wire harness is a grouping of wires that are designed to transmit signals or electrical power. A wire harness typically has multiple branches or ends that can go off in multiple directions with several terminations on every branch. So, how is this different from a cable assembly? In this blog, we will differentiate cable assemblies from wire harnesses, explain the components of a cable assembly, and discuss its many applications.
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