A bolt is a type of mechanical fastener that is used to secure two or more pieces of material together. A bolt consists of a head and cylindrical, male threaded body. A bolt is also paired with a female nut to secure the fastener in place. Additionally, washers can be used to prevent loosening and crushing of the fastener in situ.
Together, bolts and nuts are the most commonly used fasteners as they can be easily assembled or disassembled. Bolt testing is crucial to ensuring the safety and reliability of the machines and equipment they are used in. The process makes sure bolts can withstand their intended load and perform under different stresses and conditions. Identifying potential failures also means reducing costs by experiencing fewer failures, downtime and maintenance. Learn more about our bolt testing services below.