A quick guide to Fasteners
3 minutes | 29 May 2018
With so many fasteners out there, how do you know which one is the most cost effective while giving you the performance you need?
It comes down to understanding the fastener types and materials. This guide is designed to to give you an introduction. We’ll offer expert advice on the the best fastener for your application. You’ll like our flexibility too, it’s why you can order small or large quantities whenever you want. You can also try before you buy on select products to make sure your choice of fastener is exactly what’s needed. Whatever you order, you can depend on fast despatch.
SCREWS & BOLTS
Your best bet for securely fastening vital components. Properly applied, high-quality screws and bolts ensure your product is held together through rigorous use, protecting your reputation.
FEATURES: A range of head and drive types to choose from: Countersunk, Cheese Head, Mushroom, Pan, Phillips, Slotted and Torx Head
MATERIAL: Material options include Nylon, Polyacetal, Polycarbonate, PVDF, PEEK, Stainless Steel and Mild Steel, suitable for different applications
SPECIFICATION: A variety of thread sizes available, from M1 to M16 with a wide range of lengths for different tolerances
When you’re using bolts, you need the right nuts to prevent your product from
loosening and breaking, creating the need for more labour and money to correct
FEATURES: Choose from different types for specialised and standard needs, including Hex, Cap, Washer, Wing, Fly and Thumb nuts
MATERIAL: A diverse range of materials for the job at hand, including Nylon, Polyacetal, Polycarbonate, PVDF, PEEK, Stainless Steel and Mild Steel
SPECIFICATION: What does your job need? Select nuts in thread sizes from M1 to M16 with a wide range of lengths
RIVETS & PUSH FASTENERS
Quick fitting fasteners for temporary and permanent applications save
valuable time. With quicker application times, your operations can work
faster and increase productivity.
FEATURES: Vast number of rivet types available, such as One-Piece Push, Pre-Driven Push, Snap, Snap Lock, Fir Tree and Expansion rivets
MATERIAL: Available in LDPE, Nylon, PP, Polyamide and more, providing heat stability and UV resistance for different environments
SPECIFICATION: Options vary, including head diameter, compatible hole diameter and panel thickness solutions
Washers are essential to keep your product held together. Maintain quality by using washers at entry points to distribute the load and stop wear on bolts and screws.
FEATURES: Washer types available include Flat, Lock, Retaining, Saddle, Headboard and Shoulder Washers.
MATERIAL: Plastic and metal washers with unique properties for every application. Your choices include Nylon, Polyacetal, PEEK, TPR, Steel and Stainless Steel
SPECIFICATION: Inside and outside diameters and thicknesses available for an array of compatible screw sizes
When space is tight and wires and cables need to be properly positioned and held in place, the right spacers can ensure your product powers up every time.
FEATURES: Non-threaded spacers designed to be installed by hand without needing assembly equipment
MATERIAL: Materials include Nylon, PVC, Polystyrene, Acetal and Stainless Steel, Nickel-plated Brass and Ceramic-Steatite C220 with the properties you need for the job
SPECIFICATION: A wide range of lengths and inside and outside diameters to suit your application
KNOW YOUR PLASTIC
Knowing the properties of your plastic fastener is vital to choosing the right solutions for your project. Our checker below highlight’s some key plastics and their associated performance indicators.