Fastener Definitions

Fastener Definitions

Commercial Fastener – is a fastener manufactured to the requirement of published standards or documents ad stocked by manufacturers or distributors.

Fastener – is a mechanical device designed specifically to hold, join, couple, assemble, or maintain equilibrium of single or multiple components.  The resulting assembly may function dynamically or statically as a primary or secondary component of a mechanism or structure.  Based on the application intended, a fastener receives varying degrees of built inprecision and engineering capability, ensuring adequate, sound service under planned, per-established environment conditions.

Fastening – is the act or process by which single or multiple components are held, joined, coupled, assembled, or otherwise maintained in equilibrium.

Bolt – is a headed and externally threaded mechanical device designed for insertion through holes in assembled parts to mate with a nut and is normally intended to be tightened or released by turning that nut.

Nut – is a perforated block (usually of metal) possessing an internal, or female, screw thread, intended fro use on an

Screw – A headed and externally threaded mechanical device possessing capabilities which permit it to be inserted into holes in assembled parts, of mating with a preformed internal thread or forming its own thread, and of being tightened or released by torquing its head.

Rivet – is a headed and un-threded mechanical device used to assemble two or more components by an applied force which deforms the plain rivet end to develop a completed mechanical joint.

 

 


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