A nut is a mechanical component usually fitted with a threaded opening at one end and an integral or separate thread on the other for sealing or fastening. Nuts are often used in mechanical parts to help provide strength and rigidity. A nut is typically used to secure material, such as wood, metal, plastic, fibreglass, rocker arm, pulley wheels and more.
Nuts are used in many mechanical parts including screws, bushings, gears and pulleys. Because nuts come in different sizes, they can be used to change the position of other components in a mechanical system or even to adjust the length of a shaft or gear.
What are the different types of nuts?
There are a lot of different types of nuts, including:
What are the different materials used in nuts?
There are a few different types of materials used, including: