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Most often used on machine screws and threaded rod, these general purpose nuts are for low-strength assemblies. Hex Nuts have flat tops with chamfered corners; bottoms may be flat or chamfered. Hex drive systems are driven with a wrench.
Nonconductive and resistant to many corrosives, Fiberglass is a good choice for applications threatened by salt water, oils, mild solvents, and other harsh environments. G-10 is a glass reinforced fiberglass, utilizing a continuous woven glass fabric laminated with an epoxy resin. The glass reinforcing increases tensile strength over non-reinforced fiberglass, G-10 in particular is rated at 38,000 psi (pounds per square inch range). G-10 exhibits a high tensile strength to weight ratio, approximately twice that of Aluminum 2024, for example. G-10 is very non-porous, and will only absorb 0.1% of water if left to soak for 24 hours. G-10 is flame retardant and will operate at temperatures up to 280 degrees without degrading. This material is recommended for applications where superior strength and excellent electrical insulative properties are required over a wide range of temperatures.
A threaded fastener's size name includes information about the major external diameter, followed by the threads per inch, which indicates if it is coarse or fine.
Hex Nuts are appropriate for use in low-strength assemblies Fiberglass is suitable for applications where tensile strength to weight, non-conductivity and corrosion resistance are all important considerations Drive system is a hexagon-shaped head Ensure a lasting hold for any project