Machine Screws, Nuts and Bolts – Basic Hardware Items to Power Your Industry


Well, literally so. Bolts, nuts and screws are basic hardware items used in every industry in need of fasteners. From furniture crafting and manufacturing to building and construction, every industrial application needs to use these seemingly small but significantly important tools just to hold everything in place.

Screws, nuts and bolts are fasteners used to mechanically connect things together. A fastener may be defined as a mechanical device that holds two or more bodies in definite position with respect to each other. Ever since seeing the result of fastening an axle to a wheel, humans have been using fasteners to make lives easier. Most fasteners have threads as part of their design as can be seen in screws, nuts and bolts. Fasteners are produced primarily from ferrous metals such as carbon and alloy steels. Today they are available in brass, stainless steel, copper and. The process of making them involves rods, bars or wires which are cut to length and threaded. The process is called cold-forming. The modern fastener industry is indebted to Industrial Revolution and its many technological revolutions which invented and improved fasteners to keep everything connected and moving.

After a long bumpy ride involving the quality of materials and irregular standards of size and shape, today we have reached a stage where a nut from one company and a bolt from another can fit perfectly together. Today they come in standard and Metric sizes for specific applications to fulfill wide industry needs. Stronger, lighter and easy-to-use are some of the challenges the fastener industry is facing and successfully managing today. Laptop computers use these screws, nuts and bolts. Self-locking and self-sealing screws, nuts, bolts and threaded inserts have also become common now. The latest challenge today of course is to produce environment friendly fasteners which do not use carcinogenic plating such as cadmium.