Threaded Locking Methods for Secure Connections
Written by
Sean Thomas

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March 21, 2017
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Threaded connections, like bolts and nuts, are used in applications from plastic toys to massive bridges. They need to stay together tightly but also come apart when needed. For example, an engine’s valve covers have to remain in place while driving, but they also need to be removable so the engine components can be serviced. 

Our latest Hardware Guide post explores various methods, known as “thread locking,” of ensuring that these types of connections stay together without loosening.

engine valve covers uses threaded locking

In the article we cover:

  • Definitions for the different types of threaded connections
  • Specific thread locking categories and methods for application
  • A chart to help you select the right thread locking method for each application

There are many ways to prevent threads from coming loose under normal operations, so it’s important to choose the best method for your specific application. Learn more in the full Hardware Guide Post here.

Written by
Sean Thomas
I'm a mechanical engineer with over 10 years experience in the defense & energy industries. My passion is in highly analytical and sketch to scale development.
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