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The Uses of Fasteners in Mechanical Engineering - Bolts, Nuts and Grub or Set Screws

May 18, 2016

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Mechanical engineering is vast and diverse subject, it includes many aspects of design and the ability to manufacture parts for any physical product, building or machine, no matter the size. In order to accomplish this, design plans must state the type of fasteners such as bolts, nuts and grub or set screws that will be used to meet the specifications of the purpose of what is being created or built.

Mechanical engineers are very specific about the fasteners that used in their designs because these must meet the forces that a product, its parts, or any subsystem components, in order for these to function without failure. So, acquiring the right type of fasteners that are needed for a project, like specific bolts, nuts and grub or set screws is important.

Uses of Fasteners in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers are crucial in the development of all types of industries such as automotive, construction and aerospace, whether it is a car engine and parts, roofs and walls, or the wings of an airplane, fasteners are used wherever a permanent joint or non-permanent joint is needed. Many times, mechanical engineers will use fasteners such as bolts, nuts and grub or set screws, rather than welding because of the type of material that needs to be joined, grounded or stabilised. Or, the structural integrity of what is being designed does not benefit from welding.

In most cases, when joining two or more different types of materials together, permanent joints or riveted joints are used, or a non-permanent joint that uses a fastened joint such a bolt with a locking nut. Wood decks, ceilings, and wall frames are some examples of when non-permanent fasteners are used in mechanical engineering designs.

Or, automotive parts that require mounting plastic, rubber or aluminium onto a car's chassis or engine using a specific sized bolt or screw. Whatever it is, most likely some sort of fasteners are used, that is why finding a quality outlet that has the right fasteners available, the ones that you need, is important.

Ebolts Online Store has a full range of fasteners to meet the specific needs of most mechanical engineering plans, for automotive, residential or building needs. If you need a specific bolt, screw, construction fastener, bracket or rivet, then you will surely find it here. No quantity is too big or too small.

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