J Bolts

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Often thought of as half of a U bolt, both the long threaded portion and the smooth curve of the J can be used to hold objects in place.The versatility of the J bolt allows it to be used in many settings. Highway and building construction, automotive and locomotive industries all make use of the J bolt which is also popular in domestic settings for do-it-yourself tasks ranging from hanging baskets to deck construction. Read More…

J Bolts A J bolt is a mechanical fastener shaped like the English letter from which its name is derived and is used in a variety of applications to anchor an object or surface to another surface.

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Hackensack, 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 $$$

Niles, IL  |  847-647-9555

Aetna Screw Products is one of the largest stocking distributors of bolts, spherical rod ends, ball joints, HVAC control dampers, and custom linkage assemblies. We have experience serving industries such as material handling, irrigation, agriculture, construction, and more. Let Aetna be your single source for all your motion transfer application requirements.

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Aetna Screw Products Co. $$$

Lincolnshire, IL  |  800-323-7367

Since 1968, we have offered the finest fasteners. At XL Screw Corporation we feature over 9,000 items, with 600 new items added in 2009. “Quality First” is the standard by which we live. We offer metric fasteners, plastic fasteners, stainless steel fasteners and screws. We offer customers a reputation built upon quality & services, competitive pricing, proven managed inventory programs and more.

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XL Screw Corporation $$$

Wallington, NJ  |  973-472-2300

Since 1986, Aerospace Manufacturing has been a leading hot heading specialist and licensed manufacturer of aircraft fasteners such as industrial bolts, titanium bolts, studs and fasteners. QSLM approved for NSN 5306 bolt manufacturing. We are ISO certified, and our customers are aerospace industry world leaders. Contact us today for more information about who we are and what we do.

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Aerospace Manufacturing Corporation $$$

Goodyear, AZ  |  623-925-5998

At Parker Fasteners we take great pride in our work, and we make it our goal to exceed your expectations. We want to be your partner, providing quality parts and solutions cost effectively and all from American sources. We even cold head challenging materials, so we can solve your toughest fastening problems. For all your socket drive fastening needs be sure to give us a call or check out our website to see how we can make a difference in your production!

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Parker Fasteners $$$
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Specific industrial tasks which utilize this fastening device include highway sign structures, bridge rails and support columns. Used to secure metal, concrete or wooden objects, bolts are most commonly made of heavy duty metals such as stainless steel, zinc plated steel and titanium.

Material selection depends heavily on the demands that will be placed on the bolt in terms of rust and corrosion, strength, pressure and temperatures inherent in its use. Steel is common due to its availability, strength, durability and resistance to corrosive elements. For especially heavy duty tasks such as securing very heavy objects, titanium is used for its superior strength. In addition to zinc plating, other treatments and coatings may be used to customize bolts. Acid resistant coatings, for example, would be used for J bolts found in chemical manufacturing plants.

The manufacturing process used to create J bolts is similar to that of other bolt types. A steel or titanium wire rod is first heated consistently for an extended period of time and 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 and the rod is forced through dyes at high pressures to be shaped into long perfectly round rods. Once cut down to the desired length, a second dye shapes the curve of the J. The angle of the curve can vary significantly.

Cold forging using high pressure rollers is then used to press in the thread pattern which is found only on the long straight portion of the bolt. The finished J bolt is then ready for use in a variety of applications. These bolts are most commonly used as cast-in-place anchor bolts. This means that the J bolts are inserted into the desired place in a concrete form as it sets. This ensures secure fastening, but limits flexibility as bolts are inherently difficult to remove once the concrete is set.

As aforementioned, both the curve and the threaded portion of the J can be made useful. To utilize the hook the threaded portion is set in concrete or screwed into metal, wood or any other material. Alternatively the hook may be fixed or slid into place, leaving the threaded portion exposed for fastening. It is important to consider the materials to be fastened as well as the strength and corrosion resistance required of the bolt materials. Other considerations include the bolt curve, length and diameter.



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