Fasteners play an essential part in the production of a wide range of daily objects. If you have done any DIY project, you may have used fasteners to help you get the job done. At All Points Fasteners, we are passionate about what role quality fasteners can play for easy homeowners and professionals. Take a moment to define fasteners and take a look at some of the different types of fasteners, as well as their various uses.

What Fasteners mean?

Let's begin by defining a fastener. The phrase fasteners refers to a variety of tools, such as screws, nuts, and bolts, that all have the same purpose: to mechanically hold items together. Of course, glue can help with this, but glue isn't a form of fastener. As a result, you must add to your definition. Hardware fasteners are used to keep items together mechanically.

Fasteners usually produce a non-permanent connection. In other words, when two components are fastened together by fasteners, the fasteners may be removed and the individual sections must be separated without causing any damage. This is not the case, for example, with welded joints. Rivets, which are classified as fasteners yet generate permanent joins, are an exception to this rule.

Even if most fasteners produce a non-permanent joint, this should not imply that you will only use them to remove something different, nor does it imply that the joint is in any way weak. Fasteners can keep things that are subjected to a lot of stress together reliably. As a result, they're ideal for both permanent and non-permanent pairings, giving you plenty of options for whichever project you're working on.


In 2005, the United States Fastener Industry was predicted to employ 40,000 people and run 350 manufacturing sites. Automobiles, aeroplanes, equipment, agricultural machinery, commercial building, and infrastructure are all heavily involved with the sector. In the United States, more than 200 billion stainless steel fasteners are used each year, with the automobile industry accounting for 26 billion of them. Fastenal is North America's largest fastener distributor.


In industry, three types of stainless steel fasteners are used: stainless steel, carbon steel, and alloy steel. 200 series, 300 series, and 400 series stainless steel fasteners are the most common. Metal fasteners are commonly made of titanium, aluminium, and other alloys. Special coatings or plating may be added to metal fasteners in most circumstances to increase their performance qualities, such as corrosion resistance. Zinc, chrome, and hot dip galvanising are some of the most common coatings and platings.

Types Of Fasteners

Screws, nuts, bolts and washers are examples of mechanical fasteners. Each of these numerous types of fasteners has its own spectrum, which includes a wide variety of options. If you've ever gone to a hardware shop, you're aware of the wide variety of fasteners available.

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