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To produce hex bolts, manufacturers most commonly employ a method called cold-forming. A cold-forming machine usually has a series of three or four dies that progressively shape a metal blank into the final shape and dimensions that its manufacturer desires. Once the cold-forming operations are finished, a thread rolling machine cuts threads into the shaft of the unfinished hex bolt. Read More…

Hex Bolts Hex bolts, also called machine bolts, are cylindrical fasteners used to clamp two pieces of metal together. Hex bolts have hexagonal heads, thus the name, and machine threads for use with nuts or in a tapped hole.
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Fairfield, NJ  |  800-272-3673

Our company has a reputation for superior products, customer service, and dependability. All our fastener products are built to last, and we know that our customers appreciate our dedication to using the best materials and manufacturing techniques. If you would like to learn more about us, contact us by phone or email, or stop by our website today!

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Ford Fasteners, Inc. $$$

Jefferson, OH  |  888-536-3674

Our company has manufacturing experiences dating back to 1970 and over the years we have grown into an international supplier of bolts.

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Ken Forging $$$

Winston-Salem, NC  |  800-642-0921

From our inventory of over 130,000 different fasteners, we know precisely which ones are right for your application. We test them for material composition and measurement accuracy. With our Vendor Management Inventory service (VMI) our Service Technicians monitor your needs and keep you fully supplied at all times. Our ISO 9001 and AS9120B certifications helps us maintain system standards that ensure the fasteners we supply are the highest quality parts available.

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Southern Fasteners & Supply, Inc. $$$

Highland Park, IL  |  847-926-0722

G-Fast brings you precision components and fasteners that are designed for commercial and military applications. We specialize in precision machined components, special fasteners, cold-formed bolts, studs and shoulder screws, deep drawn parts, metal spinning, wire forming and a whole host of other services. We’ve been doing this since 1990 and would love to see you be our next customer!

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G-Fast Distribution, Inc. $$$

Elgin, IL  |  847-841-7000

We have the bolts that you can count on to keep your business moving along smoothly! Each of our products is put through testing to ensure quality, as well as being made of only the highest quality materials. We strive to uphold our reputation as one of the leading bolt manufacturers. Get in touch with our customer service representatives today!

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Engineered Components Company $$$

North Hollywood, CA  |  818-764-6467

FTC is regarded by many aerospace leaders as a preferred supplier of industrial fasteners. We make a variety of innovative standard & custom high-strength aerospace fasteners & captive fasteners, such as our Magic Groove™ fully retractable, structural captive screw. World class quality in record time.

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Fastener Technology Corp. $$$

Danboro, PA  |  800-237-4736

Here at PennEngineering, we are proud to say that our products are manufactured right here in the United States. We provide our customers with a variety of services including: wire forming, stamping, metal finishing, closed die forming, hot forging and open die cold forming. Our J bolts are quality-assured and require low maintenance. Contact one of our representatives to learn more information about our products.

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PennEngineering® $$$
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From there, the hex bolt is most likely heat treated to obtain the sought after hardness and tensile strength. After this, the bolt, which is now finished, may undergo a final zinc plating or hot-dipping process in order to inhibit corrosion.Hex bolts are categorized into one of several grades that are based on tensile strength and material composition. In the United States, the three most commonly used grades are two, five and eight.

Stainless Steel Hex Screws Stainless Steel Hex Screws - Ford Fasteners, Inc.

The higher the grade, the greater a bolt's tensile strength and hardness. Bolts with higher grades are generally used in applications where stronger fasteners are required. Outside of the US, metric grades are used. To compare, for example, metric grades 8.8 and 10.9 are respectively equivalent to US grades five and eight. Stainless steel hex bolts are categorized by the type of steel used.

The following are some of materials and grades by which hex bolts are categorized: stainless steel 18-8, stainless steel 316, zinc plated steel, zinc plated grade 5 steel, zinc plated grade 8 steel yellow, grade 8 steel plain finish, chrome plated grade 5 steel, hot dipped galvanized steel and silicon bronze. Additionally, aluminum and brass bolts are available for applications in the marine and aerospace industries. Stainless steel and silicon bronze hex bolts better resist corrosion than carbon steel and are typically used in applications where they will be exposed to the elements. Hex bolts are available in both standard and metric sizes and left and right threads. Additionally, both coarse and fine thread varieties are available.



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