Types of fasteners and how to choose them

Fasteners play a very important role when making specific objects. But there are many different types of fasteners and, with that, a large level of variability. We asked the experts at Jet Press for guidance.

Fasteners are a general term that describes many different tools. Screws, bolts and nuts are all types of fasteners that have the same purpose: to hold objects together or place them in their place. Let’s take a look at the different types of fasteners.

Nuts and bolts: These types of fasteners help to hold two unthreaded parts together. They can be called the most common types of fasteners. A nut comes with an internal thread that works with a bolt to hold components together.

Screws: These are easy to install fasteners with a durable hold. They have a similar structure to a bolt. However, unlike bolts, they don’t need anything to keep them in place.

Washers: These are small, circular discs shaped like an annulus. They also work together with nuts and bolts and serve an important fastening function.

Rivets: These are permanent fasteners that help secure different types of components. They are the most popular type of permanent fasteners. They are lightweight and straightforward to inspect.

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