Fastener Based Construction

A fastener is a piece of hardware used to join objects together. Fasteners are commonly used for the production of automobiles, appliances, and commercial construction.

There are 3 main types of fasteners:

 

Integral fasteners

Highly resistant to removal, integral fasteners are dependable and generally cost effective. Integral fasteners are available in a wide variety of designs and sizes. Anchor nuts, clinch nuts, and weld nuts are just a few examples of integral fasteners.

 

Threaded fasteners

Threaded fasteners have internal or external screw threads and allow for easy removal. Screws, nuts, and bolts are all common types of threaded fasteners.

 

Non-threaded fasteners

Non-threaded fasteners can be an inexpensive alternative to threaded fasteners in automated assembly. Rivets, pins, and washers are all types of non-threaded fasteners.

 

Integral fasteners: Metal fixing anchors   Threaded fasteners: Nuts & bolts   Non-threaded fasteners: Rivets
Integral fasteners:  
Metal fixing anchors
  Threaded fasteners:
Nuts & bolts
  Non-threaded fasteners:
Rivets