Choosing the right fastener is an essential consideration in any job. Whether you are working with wood, metal, laminates or another material, you need to know the fastener you choose will provide reliable, dependable performance. From installing HVAC equipment or completing a general construction build to working on a manufacturing floor, fasteners play a small but key role in the overall success of your project.
To support a wide range of potential applications, All Points Fasteners carries an extensive inventory of screws, rivets, anchors, nuts, bolts and more. One drawback to this is that, unless you specifically know what you want, choosing the right product can be difficult.
Fastener Selection and Corrosion Resistance
A number of factors come into play when choosing a fastener. Size and load rating are, of course, important. When working outside, or on a product that will be exposed to the elements, corrosion resistance is another key concern. Different metals react to one another differently – the wrong combination of fastener and base material can actually increase the potential for corrosion, reducing the overall quality of your work as a result.
We’ve prepared the following chart to help you understand how different fasteners and base metals interact with one another. Simply consult the vertical columns to find the base material of your choice, and look at the corresponding row to see how it interacts with a given fastener type.