What Fasteners Do and Their Types

Fasteners are critical to so much when it comes to design, engineering, manufacturing, and the assembly of components. Although they are often the smallest pieces involved in the manufacturing and assembly process, they are often the most consequential. They make possible the existence of many items we depend on daily to function properly, such as structures, furniture, vehicles, computers, and much more. At Field, as a trusted industrial fastener supplier we are your source for a wide array of fasteners of various types that are suited for particular industrial applications.

The Role of Fasteners

A fastener is a piece of hardware made from a strong material, such as steel, that joins two components together. The mechanical joining of components may be done is various ways. The connection may be for a permanent or non-permanent joint.

Fasteners are everywhere and vary widely in shape, size, and function. Some of the most common types of fasteners used for industrial and other applications include: bolts, nuts, screws, rivets, threaded rods and inserts, and washers.

However, there are many more categories and sub-categories of fasteners used in various industries. Some of the fasteners we supply at Field as industrial fastener supplier include: clevis pins, cotter pins, eye bolts, hex cap screws, machine screws, retaining rings, studs, lock nuts, shims, deck screws, toggle bolts, tap bolts, wing nuts, and many more.

Fasteners of various types work in different mechanical ways, but they all have the purpose of joining together parts and assembling components to produce a completed structure, piece of equipment, or other product. Many fasteners are made from metal, often carbon steel, stainless steel, or alloy steel. Other fasteners are made from aluminum, titanium, brass, copper, nickel, and various alloys. Fasteners made from stainless steel are often in the 200, 300, or 400 series.

For enhanced functionality, such as electrical insulation or corrosion resistance fasteners are often coated with certain materials. These coating and plating materials can include zinc and chrome.

As an industrial fastener supplier you can trust, we offer an extensive range of fasteners manufactured to high quality standards to help you meet the requirements of your industrial applications. To learn more about our fastener supply and VMI program services, give us a call today at 815.637.9002 or reach us through our contact form.