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When it comes to fastening items together, you want to make sure you’re using reliable materials that can withstand the test of time. Enter the M8 Hex Flange Screws from Speciality Metals. These hexagon head bolts are made from 304-grade stainless steel, making them incredibly durable, corrosion-resistant, and low maintenance. Not only that, but they also boast hygienic properties, perfect for use in industries where cleanliness is key. Thanks to their flange design, these screws offer a secure fit, giving you peace of mind that your belongings are fastened tightly. Whether you’re working on a personal project or in an industry that demands trustworthy hardware, these versatile M8 Hex Flange Screws are worth considering.
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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.
For anyone who needs a secure and versatile fastening solution for their project, M8 Hex Flange Screws are the perfect choice. They are made from high-quality 304 Grade steel, which makes them durable, low maintenance and corrosion resistant, making them suitable for applications across a wide range of industries. As well as being hygienic, these flange screws are easy to clean and maintain, ensuring their functionality and reliability for a long time. For a variety of applications, M8 Hex Flange Screws from Speciality Metals are the best choice.
We also offer washers that will compliment our range of screws and bolts perfectly.
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A flange head screw and a hex flange screw are essentially the same thing. Both types of screws have a flange directly under the head that serves as an integrated washer to distribute the load and to provide a larger bearing surface that resists surface deformation of the mating material.
The term “flange head screw” is a more general term that could apply to any screw with a flange under the head, regardless of the type of drive.
On the other hand, “hex flange screw” specifies that the screw has a hexagonal (hex) drive in addition to the flange.
So, all hex flange screws are flange head screws, but not all flange head screws are hex flange screws as they might have a different type of drive, such as a Phillips or Torx drive.
Yes, stainless steel flange head screws can be painted, but there are some important considerations to keep in mind.
Surface Preparation: Stainless steel has a smooth, non-porous surface that paint does not adhere to well. The surface must be properly prepared by cleaning it thoroughly to remove any oils, dirt or contaminants, and then roughening the surface with sandpaper or a wire brush to provide a better surface for the paint to adhere to.
Primer: It is recommended to apply a primer that is specifically designed for stainless steel. This will help the paint to adhere better and provide a more durable finish.
Paint: Use a paint that is suitable for metal surfaces. It is also recommended to apply several thin coats of paint rather than one thick coat.
Curing: Allow the paint to dry and cure completely according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
It is always recommended to test the paint on a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure it adheres well and provides the desired finish. Additionally, it is important to note that painting the screws may affect the dimensions and tolerances, and it may not be suitable for all applications. If there are any doubts or questions, it is always best to consult with a qualified professional or the manufacturer.
Stainless steel flange head screws have good resistance to many chemicals, but their resistance can vary depending on the type of stainless steel used and the specific chemical involved.
Austenitic Stainless Steels (e.g., 304, 316): These are the most commonly used stainless steels and have good resistance to a wide range of chemicals. 316 stainless steel has better resistance to chloride-containing solutions and is often used in marine and chemical processing applications.
Ferritic Stainless Steels: These have good resistance to many chemicals but are generally less resistant to corrosion than austenitic stainless steels.
Martensitic Stainless Steels: These have good hardness and strength but have lower corrosion resistance compared to austenitic and ferritic stainless steels.
It is important to consider the specific chemical and environmental conditions when selecting a stainless steel for a particular application. For example, while stainless steel has good resistance to many chemicals, it can be susceptible to pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride-containing environments. Additionally, some chemicals, such as hydrochloric and sulfuric acids, can cause significant corrosion of stainless steel.
Yes, stainless steel flange head screws can be used in marine applications, but it is important to select the appropriate grade of stainless steel for the specific environment.
Marine environments are particularly aggressive due to the presence of saltwater, which can cause chloride-induced corrosion. The most commonly used stainless steel grades for marine applications are 316 and 316L, as they have higher resistance to chloride-induced corrosion compared to other grades of stainless steel, like 304.
It is also important to consider the specific requirements of the application, such as the load-bearing capacity, mechanical properties, and any other environmental factors like temperature and exposure to other chemicals.
While 316 and 316L stainless steel screws are suitable for many marine applications, more corrosive environments or critical applications may require higher alloyed stainless steels or other corrosion-resistant materials. It is always recommended to consult with a qualified professional or the manufacturer to select the appropriate material for a specific application.
Yes, stainless steel is inherently resistant to UV radiation and does not degrade or become brittle when exposed to sunlight. This is because stainless steel does not contain any organic material that can break down under UV light. This makes stainless steel flange hexagon head screw bolts suitable for outdoor applications where they will be exposed to sunlight and weathering. However, while UV radiation is not a concern with stainless steel, it is still important to consider other environmental factors such as exposure to saltwater, chemicals or high temperatures when selecting the appropriate grade of stainless steel for a specific application.
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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