Hex nuts, or hex finish nuts, are the most common type of finish nut used. The hexagonal shape makes these nuts easy to grasp with a wrench or pliers. These nuts are often used with screws and bolts when mechanically joining materials together. They are installed on the opposite side of the materials being fastened. With the bolt head or machine screw head on the other side, they compress the materials together for a secure fit.
Silicon bronze fasteners are made of copper, silicon, and various other alloys such as zinc, tin, iron, and manganese. The color of silicon bronze may vary based on the amount of copper in the fastener.
Silicon Bronze is superior in corrosion resistance to 316 stainless steel, though it is more expensive than most fasteners. It's used in marine environments, corrosive environments, and high heat environments. Silicon bronze is similar in color to copper and is sometimes used in finish applications for the color.
What are hex nuts?
Hex nuts are hexagonal blocks of material, typically metal, with a hole punched through that is threaded. Hex nuts, or hex finish nuts, are the most common type of finish nut used. The hexagonal shape makes these nuts easy to grasp with a wrench or pliers. These nuts are often used with screws and bolts when mechanically joining materials together.
What is a hex nut used for?
Hex nuts are used alongside machine threaded fasteners to complete a secure assembly. The head of the screw or bolt clamps down on the material while the nut clamps down on the opposite side. This effectively "sandwiches" the assembly securely together.
How does a hex nut work?
Hex nuts work jointly with machine threaded fasteners such as bolts, anchors, and machine screws to effectively clamp down on both sides of the fastened material. The bolt and nut threading causes friction against each other, allowing a secure fit for general applications. A lock nut is used instead if the application would be subject to high amounts of vibration.
What is silicon bronze used for?
Silicon bronze is used primarily in marine applications for its high corrosion resistance, non-magnetic properties, rich appearance, and ability to resist the corrosive action of water.
What is silicon bronze?
Silicon bronze is an alloy made of copper, silicon, and various other alloys such as zinc, tin, iron, and manganese. It's known for its appealing surface finish and superior corrosion resistant properties, even when submerged in saltwater.
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