Stainless Steel Machine Screws - Essential Facts
As part of the BS Fixings collection of fastening solutions, we are proud to supply a range of quality stainless steel machine screws, also known as stove bolts. Here are some essential facts about machine screws applications:
Machine screws have extremely uniform threads, which maintain a continuous diameter along the threaded length (as opposed to tapered threads such as those found on stainless steel wood screws and other self-tapping screws).
Also known as stove bolts, machine screws are used to securely fasten components together in tools, vehicles, electronic devices, appliances and industrial machines.
Although most often fabricated from stainless steel thanks to that metal’s many strengths and desirable properties, machine screws are also manufactured from many other materials, including brass and nylon.
Machine screws differ from bolts as the primary tightening of fastened joints is achieved by turning screw’s head as opposed to the nut.
The products are incredibly versatile and are found in electrical connectors, terminal strips, gasketed devices and brand fasteners as well as providing a range of industrial and commercial fastening solutions.
A full complement of driver head types is available, including Pozidriv, Phillips, slotted, hex socket, Torx 6-point star and square drive.
Threads can be formed using a die-cutting or roll-forming process.
Machine screws are usually driven with a screwdriver instead of a wrench.
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