National Fastener Standards and Non Standards
Fastener and fixings standards; British BS, German DIN, American ANSI and ISO international with full descriptions. Fastener standards are instrumental in specifying, testing, and evaluating the material, dimensional, mechanical, and metallurgical properties of the various forms of hardware fasteners. Fasteners are used to mechanically join or affix objects together, and come in many forms which include rivets, nuts, bolts, studs, screws, washers, eyebolts, nails, and threaded fasteners. Fastener standards allow product manufacturers, as well as the end-users of such products, to examine and assess fasteners to ensure their strength and quality towards safe utilization.