Bolts, which are extremely versatile, can be categorized as hex bolts, T-head bolts or toggle bolts. These broad groupings are used to narrow down the specific type of bolt needed as there are dozens of possibilities. Read More…
Ken ForgingJefferson, 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.$$$
Southern Fasteners & Supply, LLCWinston-Salem, NC | 800-642-0921
With more than 130,000 commercial and industrial grade fasteners in inventory, our wide distribution network is positioned to get you the parts you need fast. Whether we’re keeping your bins full with a Vendor Managed Inventory Program or rushing emergency replacement parts with 24-hour on-call service, you’ll know that we’ve got you covered. Our HQ’s quality system is certified to AS9120 with ISO 9001 by NSF-ISR to ensure the fasteners we supply are the highest quality parts available.$$$
AFT FastenersMansfield, TX | 877-844-8595
We are located in The Dallas area, but we are dedicated to serving customers everywhere. Our products serve many industries including automotive, construction, and many others! We have been producing high quality products since 1984 and this is a tradition that we strive to continue! Get in touch with our customer service department today to learn more about what we may do for you!$$$
E & T FastenersConcord, NC | 800-650-4707
E & T Fasteners provides your fastening solutions in record time. We specialize in molded and machined industrial plastic and metal fasteners. We offer stock items such as plastic bolts, screws, nuts, washers, spacers, threaded rod, metal stud fasteners and non-threaded metal fasteners. Plus, we'll customize to your specifications.$$$
Haydon Bolts, Inc.Philadelphia, PA | 215-537-8700
As one of the most experienced industrial bolt manufacturers in the world, we put our experience to work in the development and production of your part: eye bolts, anchor bolts, hexagon bolts, stainless steel bolts and u bolts. We’re a proud member of the AISC, and our roots reach back to 1864. Our clients trust us to supply the best bolts, washers, nuts, rods, weld studs, turnbuckles, and mechanical anchors on the market. Come to us for one of the largest inventories of bolts, nuts and washers.$$$
BTM ManufacturingKansas City, MO | 800-369-2658
Established in 1961, BTM Manufacturing creates fastener and threaded components for OEMs across the country. We design high-quality U-bolts, J-bolts, spade bolts, studs, anchor bolts, eye bolts, and rods for multiple applications. We provide custom manufacturing services to ensure customers can find the right part for their project.$$$
More Industrial Bolts Suppliers
Anchor bolts, U bolts, J bolts, eye bolts, lag bolts and expansion bolts name just a few members in the vast family of industrial bolts. The many options are due not only to the efficiency of bolt use, but also the many different applications and industries in which they are employed. Military, aerospace, construction, masonry, locomotive, mining, civil engineering, automotive, petrochemical, nuclear and architectural industries utilize high grade bolts.
Specific uses range from securing factory floor equipment to supports for bridge construction. While most bolts are made of steel alloys, it is important to consider the bolt material as well as that of the adjoined surfaces when selecting a bolt. Other considerations include bolt length, shank length, diameter, threads per inch, grade and corrosion resistance. As industrial bolts often encounter chemical, environmental and high pressure stresses, zinc and cadmium plating are often added to even the most durable base materials in order to prolong the working life and stability of a bolt.
Most industrial bolts are comprised of two to three components, the rod, threading, shaft and head. Nuts and flanges are not bolt components, but rather additional hardware frequently used in conjunction with them to help create a secure clamp. The rod of the bolt is the long cylindrical element that is threaded either fully or partially, with any unthreaded segment being referred to as the shaft or shoulder. On a stud bolt, for example, the shaft section is in the middle with threading on either end. Though stud bolts are not, some bolts may be tapered at the threaded end. The top of the bolt is referred to as the head. Bolt heads can be square, flat, rounded, oval or hexagonal as with hex bolts.
In addition to shape, heads can be categorized by type. Binding, truss, holt, one-way, washer and undercut are common head designations. The head is also important as the markings on it show the grade or strength of the bolt. Six radial lines, for example, signifies grade 8 bolts, which is the minimum strength rating for most industrial bolts. No matter the grade, the manufacturing process used to create industrial bolts begins with a steel, bronze, titanium, aluminum, brass or other durable metal wire rod which is heated consistently for an extended period of time. At this point all rust particles are removed. If needed, the metal is coated for added protection.
Cold forging is then used to shape the rod at room temperature. The metal is forced through dyes at a high pressure to be shaped into long perfectly round rods. Once cut down to the desired length, a second dye shapes the head of the bolt if one is required. Cold forging using high pressure rollers is then used to press in the thread pattern for a pre-determined segment of the bolt. The finished industrial bolt is then ready for use in a variety of applications.