A tap bolt is a fully threaded hex bolt that is designed to be inserted through holes in assembled parts. Tap bolt fasteners can be tightened through the direct torquing of a nut, or mated with an internally threaded (tapped) hole and tightened by torquing the bolt's head—just like their hex bolt counterparts. Industrial tap bolts also feature hex heads, along with an underhead washer bearing surface.
Value Fastener is an industry-leading provider of industrial tap bolts and numerous tap bolt grades. If your project requires the use of a premium quality industrial style tap bolt, consider Value Fastener for your project needs.
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Stainless steel tap bolts are manufactured to perform within a wide range of applications and withstand numerous environmental conditions. Some of the beneficial features that distinguishes a tap bolt from other types of fasteners, includes:
Industrial Tap Bolt Grades
Tap bolts are designed to be used in a drilled or tapped hole where a cap screw or stud would be impractical. Value Fastener is a leading supplier of numerous types of industrial tap bolts, including grades 5, 8, low carbon and 18-8 stainless steel tap bolts. These types of industrial tap bolts are described below.
Grade 5 Tap Bolts
Grade-5 tap bolts are commonly used to mount motors to machinery or other automotive applications. The fully threaded hex bolt is manufactured from AISI -1541, medium carbon steel or heat-treated 4037 modified steel.
Grade 8 Tap Bolts
Grade-8 tap bolts are used in automotive and fleet industries where increased tensile strength is required over that of Grade-5 material. This grade of bolt is manufactured from medium carbon alloy material and can be heat treated.
18-8 Stainless Steel Grade
18-8 grade tap bolts contain 18% chromium and 8% nickel content. 18-8 type stainless steel maintains better resistance to corrosion than other stainless steel grades. It can also be hardened by only cold working and isn’t magnetic.
Low Carbon Steel
Tap bolts that are manufactured with low carbon steel are generally used in applications that require greater corrosion resistance than other carbon grades. Mild, low carbon grade steel tap bolts are also more pliable, while maintaining a lower tensile strength.
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