A Nut is a type of fastener with a threaded hole. Nuts are almost always used in conjunction with a mating bolt to fasten multiple parts together. The two partners are kept together by a combination of their threads’ friction (with slight elastic deformation), a slight stretching of the bolt, and compression of the parts to be held together.
COMMON TYPES OF MECHANICAL NUTS:
- Coupling nuts: A coupling nut is a longer, cylindrical nut that joins two male threads. This component can be used to add length to an installation.
- Flange nuts: Similarly to flange bolts, flange nuts feature a round flange that acts as an external washer, and allowing for a more even load distribution.
- Hex nuts: Hex nuts are hexagonally shaped. These nuts are extremely versatile but require a wrench for installation. The types of hex nuts we supply include finished hex, semi-finished hex, hex flange, hex jam, heavy hex, and slotted hex.
- Lock nuts: Lock nuts are available in a range of shapes and are used to secure other nuts and prevent them from loosening. Types of Lock nuts include All Metal Lock nuts with Top or Side locking features, Serrated Hex Flange, and Nylon Inserts.
- Slotted nuts: Slotted nuts are designed and constructed such that they can form a locking mechanism with a cotter pin or a safety wire.
- Square nuts: Square nuts are characterized by their square shape. This head shape increases the surface area of the fastener and the amount of friction it experiences, reducing the risk of it loosening.
- Wheel nuts: Wheel nuts are a broad category of nuts that are used in automotive wheel applications.
- Additional nut types: The other nut types we can custom manufacture include cap, castle, conical, Keps, thumb, and wing.