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If you’re on the hunt for a reliable and long-lasting flange screw, the M6 Flange Screw Hexagon Head Bolts from Speciality Metals may be just what you need. Made from 304 grade stainless steel, these screws are not only durable but also versatile enough to be used in a variety of applications. And since they have low maintenance needs, you won’t have to worry about constantly checking up on them. But what really sets these flange screws apart is their hygienic properties and corrosion resistance, making them ideal for applications where cleanliness and longevity are a must. Plus, with their secure fit, you can be confident that your project will hold up for years to come.
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Apart from our extensive range of flange head screws, Speciality Metals stocks a variety of both standard fasteners and specialist fasteners, including both steel and stainless steel fasteners, nuts and bolts, screws and steel washers.
We ensure that we offer a comprehensive range which meets the needs and requirements of each and every one of our customers, whether you are looking for standard fasteners or something a little more unusual.
M6 Flange Screw Hexagon Head Bolts in 304 Grade are reliable solutions provided by speciality metals. Due to their superior durability and versatility, these bolts are suitable for a variety of industrial applications. They are popular in the food and beverage industry due to their low maintenance requirements and hygienic properties. Corrosion-resistant properties also ensure a long-lasting and secure performance, which is essential. The hexagon head flange screw bolt offers a robust, easy-to-use and stable solution for a variety of applications, including construction, automotive and engineering. Overall, speciality metals provide a reliable, secure and durable product for multiple industries.
We also offer washers that will compliment our range of screws and bolts perfectly.
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Yes, stainless steel flange head screws can be recycled. Stainless steel is 100% recyclable, and its quality does not degrade with recycling, making it a very environmentally friendly material. Recycling facilities and scrap yards often accept stainless steel fasteners, along with other stainless steel items. It is important to separate stainless steel screws from other materials before recycling, as mixing with other materials can contaminate the recycling process. Additionally, it is always a good idea to check with your local recycling facility to ensure they accept stainless steel and to understand their specific requirements for recycling.
Stainless steel flange head screws may or may not be magnetic, depending on the grade of stainless steel used.
Austenitic stainless steels, which include the common 304 and 316 grades, are generally non-magnetic in their annealed state. However, cold working processes such as bending, forming, or drawing can slightly increase their magnetic permeability.
Ferritic and martensitic stainless steels are magnetic. These types of stainless steels are less common than austenitic stainless steels and are generally not used for screws and fasteners as they have lower corrosion resistance and formability.
So, while some stainless steel screws may have a slight degree of magnetism, most commonly used stainless steel flange head screws made of austenitic stainless steels (304, 316) are generally considered non-magnetic.
The drive style of a Flange Hexagon Head Screw Bolt is typically a hexagonal (hex) drive. The ‘hexagon’ in the name refers to the six-sided, hexagonal shape of the recess in the bolt head, which is designed to be driven by a hex wrench or hex bit. This is a common drive style for bolts and screws as it provides good torque transmission and is less likely to cam out compared to other drive types.
The tensile strength of stainless steel flange head screws can vary based on the grade of stainless steel used and the size and design of the screw.
For example, the tensile strength of 304 stainless steel screws, a common grade used for fasteners, is typically around 500 to 700 Megapascals (MPa), while 316 stainless steel screws, which have higher corrosion resistance, typically have a tensile strength in the range of 500 to 600 MPa.
High-strength stainless steel screws made from specialty grades of stainless steel can have tensile strengths exceeding 1000 MPa.
It is always recommended to check the manufacturer’s specifications or a material property database for the specific grade of stainless steel being used, as there can be variations in tensile strength based on the manufacturing process and other factors.
Yes, stainless steel flange head screws can be used with a washer, but it is often not necessary because the flange on the screw head already serves as a built-in washer and helps to distribute the load across a larger surface area. This can help prevent the head from sinking into softer materials and provides a larger bearing surface that resists surface deformation of the mating material.
However, there are scenarios where additional washers might be used:
Increased Surface Area: If the surface area of the flange head is not sufficient for the load, an additional washer can help distribute the load more evenly.
Protecting Surface: If the surface of the material being fastened is delicate or prone to scratching, a washer can help protect the surface.
Locking Washer: If there is a risk of the screw loosening due to vibrations or dynamic loads, a locking washer can be used to provide additional security.
While the flange head design usually eliminates the need for a separate washer, there are situations where using an additional washer may be beneficial. It is always important to consider the specific requirements of the application and consult with a qualified engineer or the manufacturer if there are any doubts or questions.
Check out our recent article ‘Stainless Steel Sheet Metal: A Helpful Guide’ for a deeper dive into all things stainless sheeting. Our goal for our blogs and help guides is to answer as many questions as possible to help to explain the possibilities of mesh to our customers.
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