Selecting the proper fastener material and finish can make or break a project—especially those with intended applications underwater or in harsh environments. With many options available, many professionals struggle to find the best choice for their application. Below, we’ll cover choosing an appropriate fastener material for your project and provide guidelines regarding finish selection.
Fasteners are the nuts, bolts, screws, and other small components that keep machinery and components together in working order. Many fasteners work through the effective use of threads (left-hand thread and right-hand thread), which allow nuts and bolts to screw together effectively.