When it comes to fasteners, they can be made out of a variety of different materials. The material chosen depends on the use as the different materials react differently to different factors in the environment. While titanium is one of the popular materials used to make fasteners, let’s take a look at some of the other materials used in addition to titanium fasteners.
Steel might just be the most popular material used to make fasteners. They are offered in a wide range of grades for different types of uses. As a result, machine screws, carriage bolts, studs, nuts, and cap screws are all fasteners that are made from steel.
When it comes to aluminum, it is the least costly material that can be used to make fasteners. Aluminum fasteners are classified as hardenable and nonhardenable and weigh about one-third as much as steel. Some grades of aluminum are even stronger than that of mild steel. Cold-formed bolts, screws, rivets, and machine-screw nuts are just a few of the things that are made with aluminum.
Titanium fasteners are largely found in the aircraft industry. Their excellent corrosion resistance and good high-temperature performance make it the ideal material for aircrafts and aircraft parts. As a result, joints are the most popular item that titanium is used to make, including joints loaded in shear and tension-loaded joints.