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Minus the round U bolt, there are two other varieties: Square U bolts are shaped like three sides of a rectangle with rounded corners and semi-round U bolts, in contrast to these, have a shallower curve than round U bolts. These are typically supplied with fasteners which are used to secure the threaded ends of the bolt. Depending on the application, a U bolt may be used in conjunction with a strap which aids in securing or leveling the bolt to its load. Read More…

U Bolts U bolts are suspension bolts that are bent into the shape of a U with threads at both ends. They are classified as round, square or semi-round U-bolts according to the shape of the ‘U'. Round U bolts are actually U-shaped and are the most commonly used type of U bolt.
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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 $$$

Hampstead, MD  |  410-239-7766

With over 100 years of employee experience in fasteners, we have placed all of our emphasis on maintaining reliability for service, quality, and value (at competitive prices, of course). We maintain an immense inventory of over 195 million fasteners in stock. And if you can't find what you need in our stock, we can manufacture it to your particular specifications and requirements, in any finish or material necessary. Call or email us today!

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World Fasteners, Inc. $$$

Brooklyn, NY  |  800-456-2658

Founded in 1979, Tanner Bolt & Nut is intent on supplying our customers with the best product, combined with quality service and competitive pricing. We promise that we will try to ensure that our customers have a satisfying and productive experience every time they call our sales office or visit one of our websites.

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Tanner Bolt & Nut Corp. $$$

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. $$$

Houston, TX  |  281-447-0081

At Eastwood Manufacturing, we have the experience to fill your fastener requirements. We manufacture not only standard parts, but unusual sizes and nonstandard configurations. Providing eye bolts, anchor bolts, hex bolts, sockets, screws, nuts, studs and more, Eastwood responds quickly and positively to all of your fastener needs. For high standards of accuracy and quality, call Eastwood today!

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Eastwood Manufacturing $$$
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The most commonly used materials include steel - either zinc plated or stainless steel, as well as aluminum. U bolts are used in situations in which suspended items need to be attached to the surface of components, or to pipes and other curved or rounded surfaces. Industrial bolts are seen commonly in construction and automotive manufacturing and as such need to be made of strong and long-lasting materials. They are also available in a number of different sizes and may be measured with imperial or metric units.

U bolts may be made of a number of different materials, but the most common material used tends to be stainless steel. It is structurally strong and durable, allowing it to be used for heavy duty applications with high load carrying capacity requirements. Stainless steel is also corrosion resistant and so can be used for applications with exposure to moisture or other extreme elements. Other materials can have corrosion resistance added through a variety of coatings, such as zinc or polymers.

Metric bolts are more common, as both domestic and international auto manufacturers use metric units to classify the measurements of bolts. These measurements can be in terms of leg or U length, thread length, radius and diameter of the pipe and the curve, as well as pitch measurements. Tensile strength is a major requirement for U-bolts and the required strength will help to determine the best materials and dimensions for the construction of the bolt.

Traditionally, U-bolts were formed from hot forging processes which then cut threads onto the ends. More modern methods however use cold-drawn wire to create threads, allowing for a smoother surface and higher strength levels.

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