Washers come in all shapes and sizes for a variety of uses. Lock washers are designed specifically to fix nuts and bolts in place and prevent them from coming loose. Not everybody knows exactly what lock washers are, or when and how to use them....Read more
Although welding a bolt is not an ideal solution to many engineering issues, it may sometimes be necessary. With the different types of bolts available and the various projects they are used for, it is essential to know if welding a bolt will weaken it....Read more
Washers are often a critical part of proper fastener use, but not everyone knows how to use them properly. There are times when not using a fastener or misusing it, can lead to a shorter lifespan for whatever item is supposed to be held together....Read more
What Is a Self-Tapping Screw?A self-tapping screw forms its own hole and taps its own thread as it is driven into various, different materials. Self-tapping screws are available in just about every type of screw head design available in the market. The most common being...
When the time comes to dismantle or reassemble, the question of whether or not to reuse nuts and bolts tends to come up. It is possible to reuse fasteners in some cases. However, only fasteners that have never been torqued beyond their yield strength may...Read more