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Threaded Studs. Threaded studs are the first piece of hardware most project managers reach for when they are working on a high-tension structure.

Threaded Studs are ideal for making custom assemblies using thread-locking adhesive including stud-type versions of any hand knob and cushion spindles. – lightningbolt020

There are a variety of threaded studs to choose from and selecting the right one is key in doing the job well.

Threaded Studs

Continuous Thread Studs: Threaded studs designed to be continuous are engineered with the thread running from one end to other. These are a great choice for flange bolting when a two-nut applications are required.Tap-end Studs: This type of threaded stud comes with a short thread and a longer thread on either end of the stud. The shorter threaded end is called the tap. The tap end has a chamfered edge that is formed in the shape of a cone and it is this side that is meant to be screwed into a tapped hole.

Ttitanium Bolts. Titanium bolts are one of those phenomenal pieces of hardware that may be just what you need on spec-laden jobs requiring trademark properties not available in everyday screws or fasteners.

Ttitanium Bolts

Titanium is truly a unique metal. Featuring lightweight properties with undeniable strength, any job that needs to be tightly fastened without adding too much weight to a structure requires titanium fasteners. This metal has the highest strength to weight ration of any structural metal, making it perfect for a variety of uses where weight may be a factor. Allen Head Screws. Allen head screws are also known as socket cap screws.

Allen Head Screws

These screws come with a hexagonal cross-section socket in the head and require an Allen wrench or hex key to drive them into material and secure them into a structure. Commonly used in machine parts, die fixture, and clamping, Allen head screws enable you to drive in and secure this type of fastener where there is not sufficient space to use a traditional socket or wrench.

A drill head with an Allen head bit drives the screw into place typically where only an in-and-out motion is feasible. Titanium Fasteners. Lightning Bolt has been the name to know for exotic and hard to find fasteners.

Titanium Fasteners

One of the alloys we excel in is titanium. Titanium’s physical qualities of high strength, toughness, durability, low density, corrosion resistance and biological compatibility make it useful in a variety of applications. It is these intrinsic properties that makes titanium a great alloy to make nuts, bolts, washers, hex cap screws, and a wide variety of addition socket products / fasteners. Today, titanium is used in aerospace applications, automobiles, prosthetics, buildings, and sporting equipment. Titanium also is valued in the petrochemical industry, where it is used in heat exchangers and reactors.

The sporting goods industry uses the metal in the manufacture of bicycles, golf clubs, tennis rackets, and wheelchairs designed for disabled people who want to participate in a sport. SS Bolts. Stainless steel bolts are a staple for most construction and industrial projects.

SS Bolts

They are always in high demand because of their extreme reliability. Noted for their resistance to corrosion, stainless steel bolts (SS bolts) are equally if not stronger than regular steel in some instances. When compared to unhardened Grade 2 steel, stainless steel bolts are slightly stronger. Understand that SS bolts are built out of iron along with approximately 18% chromium and 8% nickel, at least when considering the classic 18/8 SS bolt. Stainless Steel all Thread. Stainless steel threaded rods are commonly found whenever there is an industrial project or an active construction site.

Stainless Steel all Thread

Stainless steel is often used to avoid corrosion and staining on items. Combined into an alloy, stainless steel brings together the properties of low carbon grades along with different percentages of chromium and nickel. It is the chromium component that helps stainless steel resist corrosion, while its low carbon content doesn’t allow it to be effectively hardened. This makes stainless steel all thread rods great for some jobs and not so good for others. When it comes to metal strength, the stainless steel threaded rod proves when tested to be stronger than most Grade 2 steels, but weaker than Grade 5 and Grade 8 steel that have been hardened. Another feature that should be noted is the magnetic quality of stainless steel, which typically is less than its standard steel counterparts.

Astm B16. When you are looking for ASTM B16 it is important to know what this specification is about and why it is critical that you adhere to the requested standard.

Astm B16

The standards organization, known as the ASTM, tests and sets technical standards for a field of systems and services, as well as materials and products. In the U.S., many federal, state, and municipal government regulations closely follow the ASTM standards and require companies, builders, welders, architects, and engineers to know which specification standards are required for each and every part of a job. When supplying these materials, then the identified part, including its grade needs to be used. If the named piece is hard to find, talk to the customer or engineering department about a possible substitute.

But, before you do that, always check the Lighting Bolt & Supply, Inc. website first. Grade 5 Bolts. When you need Grade 5 bolts, you are looking for medium strength carbon steel.

Grade 5 Bolts

Heat treated in a controlled atmosphere, these bolts can be identified by the three distinct marks located on the bolt head. Grade 5 is specified under the Society of Automotive Engineers and is meant to be used for those applications requiring medium strength. Equivalent to the metric 8.8 bolts, it is important to line up the right hardware if required to move from U.S. customary units (USC) to the metric system. The reason is that standards have been set in the manufacturing and when requested for a project, it is critical that the identified part has been implemented.