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Hex Bolt Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of hex bolt manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source hex bolt manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate hex bolt companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture hex bolt for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading hex bolt manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for carriage bolts, expansion bolts, or shoulder bolts.

  • Jefferson, OH 888-536-3674

    At Ken Forging, from bolts to clamps, we’ve got fasteners to fit every need. We offer USA-forged industrial parts, with 100% traceability and lot control for quality assurance. Our stocked hardware comes in carbon steels (grades C1018 through C1045, including C1030 and C1035), alloy steels (4140, F11 and F22) and stainless steel (304 and 316). In addition, we offer multiple finishes and threading options, as well as custom plating and heat treat processes. Give us a call for more information.

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  • Winston-Salem, NC 800-642-0921

    With more than 130,000 commercial and industrial grade fasteners in inventory, our wide distribution network is positioned to get you the parts you need fast. Whether we’re keeping your bins full with a Vendor Managed Inventory Program or rushing emergency replacement parts with 24-hour on-call service, you’ll know that we’ve got you covered. Our HQ’s quality system is certified to AS9120 with ISO 9001 by NSF-ISR to ensure the fasteners we supply are the highest quality parts available.

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  • Mansfield, TX 877-844-8595

    We are located in The Dallas area, but we are dedicated to serving customers everywhere. Our products serve many industries including automotive, construction, and many others! We have been producing high quality products since 1984 and this is a tradition that we strive to continue! Get in touch with our customer service department today to learn more about what we may do for you!

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  • Concord, NC 800-650-4707

    E & T Fasteners provides your fastening solutions in record time. We specialize in molded and machined industrial plastic and metal fasteners. We offer stock items such as plastic bolts, screws, nuts, washers, spacers, threaded rod, metal stud fasteners and non-threaded metal fasteners. Plus, we'll customize to your specifications.

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  • Louisville, KY 704-588-4740

    Since 1979, Falcon Fastening Solutions' growth and expansion has been consistent over our history and our reputation in the bolts and fasteners industry is solid. We invest in only the best equipment available and have a dedicated team of associates from diverse professional backgrounds that contribute a base of knowledge, experience and a passion about what we do every day.

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  • Kansas City, MO 800-369-2658

    Established in 1961, BTM Manufacturing creates fastener and threaded components for OEMs across the country. We design high-quality U-bolts, J-bolts, spade bolts, studs, anchor bolts, eye bolts, and rods for multiple applications. We provide custom manufacturing services to ensure customers can find the right part for their project.

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Hex Bolts Industry Information

Hex Bolts

Hex bolts, also called machine bolts, are cylindrical fasteners used to clamp two pieces of metal together. Hex bolts have hexagonal heads, thus the name, and machine threads for use with nuts or in a tapped hole.

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Manufacturing Hex Bolts

To produce hex bolts, manufacturers most commonly employ a method called cold-forming. A cold-forming machine usually has a series of three or four dies that progressively shape a metal blank into the final shape and dimensions that its manufacturer desires. Once the cold-forming operations are finished, a thread rolling machine cuts threads into the shaft of the unfinished hex bolt. From there, the hex bolt is most likely heat treated to obtain the sought after hardness and tensile strength. After this, the bolt, which is now finished, may undergo a final zinc plating or hot-dipping process in order to inhibit corrosion.

Types of Hex Bolts

Hex bolts are categorized into one of several grades that are based on tensile strength and material composition. In the United States, the three most commonly used grades are two, five and eight. The higher the grade, the greater a bolt’s tensile strength and hardness. Bolts with higher grades are generally used in applications where stronger fasteners are required. Outside of the US, metric grades are used. To compare, for example, metric grades 8.8 and 10.9 are respectively equivalent to US grades five and eight. Stainless steel hex bolts are categorized by the type of steel used. The following are some of materials and grades by which hex bolts are categorized: stainless steel 18-8, stainless steel 316, zinc plated steel, zinc plated grade 5 steel, zinc plated grade 8 steel yellow, grade 8 steel plain finish, chrome plated grade 5 steel, hot dipped galvanized steel and silicon bronze. Additionally, aluminum and brass bolts are available for applications in the marine and aerospace industries. Stainless steel and silicon bronze hex bolts better resist corrosion than carbon steel and are typically used in applications where they will be exposed to the elements. Hex bolts are available in both standard and metric sizes and left and right threads. Additionally, both coarse and fine thread varieties are available.



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