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The Importance of Fastener Hardness Versus Strength

There are times when minimum technical knowledge of how fasteners function is required when making a purchase. You will be able to establish the fasteners' requirements much more easily this way. Of the many technical criteria that come into play, not enough thought is given to the problem of hardness and strength. You need to know the subtle but important distinctions between the two to make the best purchases.


In technical terms, hardness refers to the capacity of one substance to resist penetration by another. When a fastener is hard, it can withstand significant amounts of stress without yielding. What determines a material's strength, on the other hand, is the amount of force it can take before it begins to deforming.

In some cases, you may discover that the hard fasteners you use can be somewhat fragile. Which is to say that they break in a way that cannot be fixed when subjected to pressures that surpass their ability to resist change.


There are products that possess strength and products that possess hardness. Most of the time, the more of one you have, the less of the other you will have. If you are interested in purchasing fasteners, it is important to choose which quality you need between these two. If you believe that the perfect fastener is one that resists even small deformation as much as possible, then you will need one produced from a material with a high degree of hardness.

Avlock International is a leading manufacturer and distributor of specialised fastening systems to both the domestic market and other global destinations. For an obligation-free quote or demonstration, contact Avlock today.

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