Cap & Set Screws
Among the fastening products that Gould Fasteners distributes is a wide range of cap and set screws for virtually any application. These screws are available in an impressive variety of sizes and materials.
The term “cap screws” refers to a category of screws with non-tapered shanks and a hexagonal-shaped style of head. Socket cap screws have cylindrical heads with hexagonal drives and are often made of heat-treated alloy or stainless steel, used in demanding mechanical applications. Hex cap screws are designed to be driven by wrenches; their tight tolerances allow them to substitute for hex bolts in tasks where the latter are too large.
Set screws are recommended for fastening objects to other objects, generally without nuts, in applications like securing pulleys or gears to shafts. These screws often have no heads projecting past the major diameters of the screw threads, or they have threads that extend all the way to the heads. Users pass set screws through threaded holes in outer objects and tighten them against inner objects to prevent them from moving relative to the outer objects.
Gould Fasteners’ inventory of cap and set screws includes shoulder screws, spline socket, hex heads, counter-sunk heads, button heads, and square heads. Manufacturers produce them out of many different materials, such as steel alloys, aluminum, brass, titanium, and different forms of anti-corrosion steel, such as 18-8. These screws are also available with different finishes, including anodized, galvanized, and zinc-plated and -passivated.
As with all Gould products, these cap and set screws are of high quality and are available at competitive pricing. These products are recommended for applications in many industries around the world, including aerospace, construction, medical, defence, and telecommunications.
Since 1979, Gould Fasteners has distinguished itself for its ability to supply high-calibre products with first-rate client service. It is a full-service distributor of fasteners, electronic parts, and military-spec hardware, delivering quality products with traceability in a timely manner. Contact the Gould Fasteners team for a fast quotation or to learn more about their products.