Stainless steel non-serrated hex flange nuts are a type of fastener that combines the properties of a hex nut and a washer. They have a hexagonal shape for easy tightening with a wrench or socket, and a flange at the base that acts as a built-in washer.
The flange on stainless steel non-serrated hex flange nuts has several advantages over traditional hex nuts. Firstly, it distributes the load over a wider area, reducing the risk of damage to the material being fastened. Secondly, it eliminates the need for a separate washer, saving time and reducing the risk of misplaced or lost parts. Unlike serrated hex flange nuts, non-serrated hex flange nuts do not have teeth on the flange to grip the surface.
Stainless steel non-serrated hex flange nuts are typically made from stainless steel containing at least 10.5% chromium by mass, which makes them highly resistant to corrosion. The most common grades of stainless steel used for non-serrated hex flange nuts are 304 and 316, which offer good to excellent corrosion resistance depending on the environment.
Non-serrated hex flange nuts are used in a variety of applications, including automotive, machinery, construction, and marine, where vibration and exposure to moisture or other corrosive elements is a concern. They are available in a range of sizes and thread pitches to suit different applications and are often used with a matching bolt or screw for a complete fastening solution.