At Associated Fastening Products, Inc., we have manufactured and distributed standard and specialty fasteners for over 30 years. Our standard line of fastening products includes the following:

  • Anchors
  • Bolts
  • Inserts
  • Nuts
  • Pins
  • Plugs
  • Rivets
  • Rings
  • Rods
  • Screws
  • Spacers
  • Standoffs
  • Studs
  • Socket products
  • Threaded rods
  • Washers

Fastners Materials

Our standard fasteners are available in a wide range of metallic and non-metallic materials to suit different applications. Some of the fastener materials we offer include:

Aluminum

Aluminum is a lightweight and soft material with inherent corrosion resistance. This latter quality ensures it remains durable in corrosive environments even when the surface has nicks or scratches. Alloying it with other elements, such as copper, iron, magnesium, silicon, and zinc, enhances its strength and melting point, making it suitable for use in the manufacture of fasteners.

Brass

Brass is a copper-zinc alloy that demonstrates many advantageous properties, such as corrosion resistance and electrical conductivity. However, due to its material softness, it is primarily used for fasteners intended for aesthetic purposes.

Bronze

Bronze—an alloy of copper, tin, and zinc—offers greater corrosion resistance than stainless steel and higher strength than brass, making it ideal for use in marine environments for boat reconstruction and refastening. Due to its distinct color, it is also employed for aesthetic purposes in fine woodworking applications. The main disadvantage of the material is its high cost.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is an alloy of low-carbon steel and chromium. The addition of chromium gives the material its characteristic corrosion resistance, which remains even when the item is scratched or nicked during installation or use.

Some of the fasteners that are regularly constructed using stainless steel include anchors, nuts, pins, rivets, screws, and washers. While they may be stronger than comparable fasteners made from unhardened steel, they are much weaker than ones made from hardened steel.

Steel

Steel is the most common construction material for fasteners. It is available in several grades—each demonstrating different performance characteristics—with various surface treatment options. Fasteners are generally made from Grade 2, Grade 5, Grade 8, or alloy steel.

Plastic

Plastic comes in countless formulations, each offering unique advantages and disadvantages that make it suitable for different purposes. It is ideal for use in the manufacture of fasteners as it demonstrates a high strength-to-weight ratio, excellent chemical and corrosion resistance, and low moisture absorption. Some of the plastic options we have available include fiberglass, PTFE, PVC, vinyl, and vulcanized fiber.

In addition to the above material options, our fasteners come with a variety of protective and decorative plating options, including black zinc, brass, bronze, chrome, copper, gold, hot dipped galvanized, nickel, silver plating, tin, zinc, and zinc yellow.

Standard Machine Elements

Many industrial devices, machines, and systems are held together with standard parts. Some of the standard machine elements we offer include:

  • Ball-ended thrust screws
  • Clamping and control units
  • Index plungers
  • Industrial handles
  • Leveling elements
  • Operating elements
  • Single-acting ball-locking pins
  • Spring-loaded ball plungers

Why Choose Standard Fastners From Associated Fastening?

Our standard fasteners are recognized for their quality and durability. For these reasons, customers throughout a diverse set of industries—including automotive, OEM, and transportation—use them for their applications. With an inventory of up to 500,000 standard fasteners waiting in our facility, we are well-equipped for fast fulfillment once an order is placed.

To learn more about our standard product offerings, visit our About Us page or contact us today. For pricing details, request a quote.

Standard Fastener Specifications

Screw Types

Sheet Metal
Self-Piercing
U-Drive
Eye
Dowel
Drywall
Sell Drilling Drywall
Trim Head Drywall
Particle Board
Framing
Deck
Tek (#2, #3, #4, #5 Point)
Jack
Socket Head Cap
Button Socket Cap
Flat Head Socket Cap

Socket Shoulder
Socket Set (Cup, Oval, Cone, Knurled, ½ Dog, Full Dog Point)
Thumb
Knurled Thumb
Wing
Wood
Twinfast Wood
Weld
Concrete
Concrete Tapcon
Low Head Socket Cap
Jam Socket
Joint Connector
Sems

Anchors

Wedge
Sleeve (Hex, Flat, Acorn, Round, Threshold Flat, Rod Hanger)
Drop In
Hammer Drive

Split Drive
Wallboard One Step
Hollow Wall
Plastic (Ribbed, Bantam Plug, Fluted, Conical)

Rivets

Standard Blind
Large Flange Blind
Countersunk Blind
Closed End Blind
Low Profile Blind

Brazier Head Blind
Universal Head Blind
Mushroom Head Drive
Round Head Drive
Truss Head Drive

Inserts

Blind Thread
Bits Phillips
Bits Slotted
Bits Reduced Phillips
Bits Torx
Bits PoziDriv
Bits Square
Molded In Style
Shoulder Style
Bi-Serts

Custom
Press In
Tapered Threaded
Chevron
Flanged
Threaded Stud Style
Blind Thread
Closed End
Thru-Thread
Speed Hex Drive Wood

Insert Nut

Barbed Body
Decorative Cap
Knock In

Holders

Hex Insert Bit
Hex Insert Bit Magnetic

Thread

Cutters
Formers

Bolts

Structural
Flange
Serrated Flange
Hex Lag
Square Lag
Tap
Machine
Plow
Battery
Elevator
Step

Eye
Track
Hanger
Square Machine
Toggle
J-Bolts
U-Bolts
Square Bend U-Bolts
Joint Connector
Eye
Anchor

Studs

B-7
Double Ended

Wheel
Pem

Rod

Threaded
Wire

Pins

Dowel
Extended Prong Cotter
Chisel Point Cotter
Hitch
Spring
Roll
Pull Style
Spade Type Weld

Bed
Clevis
Lynch
Detent
Tab Lock
Positive Lock
Hair Pin Cotter

Plugs

Dry Seal Socket Pipe
Flush Sealing Pipe

NPT Phillips Pipe
NPT Slotted Pipe

Wrenches

Hex Allen

Standoffs

Self-Clinching
Round
Hex

Rings

Internal Retaining
External Retaining

E Style Retaining
SE Style Retaining

Nuts

Light Automotive Hex
Cage
Cap
Acorn
Open End Acorn
Washer Based Closed End
Washer Based Open End
Conduit
Castle
Coupling
Finished Hex
Left Hand
Serrated Flange
Heavy Hex
High Hex
Hex Jam
K-Lock
Keps Pattern
Keps Conical
Machine Screw Hex
Nylon Insert Locknuts
Nylon Insert Flange

Flexloc
Slotted Hex
Panel (Pipe)
Square
Square Machine Screw
Square Heavy
Tinnerman
Steel Spring (Style Flat, U, J)
Tee (3, 4, 6 Prong)
Locknuts
Right Hand Wheel
Wing (Stamped, Forged, Washer Based)
Self-Clinching
High
Wheel Heavy Duty Truck
Cast Spoke Wheel
Pem
Leg Levelers
Push On Cap
Nylon Insert Cap
Weld Slab Base
Joint Connector

Washers

Tooth Lock (Internal/External)
Countersunk External Tooth Lock
Helical Split Lock
Regular Split Lock
Heavy Split Lock
High Collar Split Lock
Flat Machine

Fender
USS Flat
SAE Flat
Thru Hardened Flat
ASTM F436 Flat
Structural Flat
Dock Flat

Spacers

Round
Hex

Adhesives

Loctite
Vibra-Tite
Cyanoacrylate Instant Super Glue

Thread Sealants
Gasket and Flange Sealants
Thread Locking

Others

Turnbuckles
S-Hooks
Disposable Tools
Hinges
Hasps
Shackles Dropped Forged
Chain
Bungee Cord

Lifting Eyes
Hoist Rings
Hooks Swivels
Pad Eye
Rod End
Yoke Ends
Lanyards

Tapping Screw Points

Taptite
Plastite
Type A
Type B
Type AB
Type BP
Type C
Type 17

Type 1
Type F
Type G
Type 23
Type BF
Type BG
Type 25
Type U

Head Styles

Round
Pan
Oval Undercut
Square
Oval
Hex Washer
Binding
Flat 82°
Square (Set Screw)
Flat Trim
Flat Undercut

Found Washer
Square Counter Sink
Fillister
Flat Fillister
Hexagon
Truss
Round Countersink
Flat 100°
Oval Trim
Combo Pan

Drives

Phillips
Hex
Slotted

Metallic Materials

Aluminum
Brass
Beryllium Copper
Copper
Phosphor Bronze
Cold Rolled Steel

Stainless Steel (18-8, 316, 304, 410)
Titanium
Grade #5
Grade #8
Alloy

Non-Metallic Materials

ABS
Acetyl
Adhesive
Cellulose Acetate
Delrin ®
Fiberglass
Fibre
Fishpaper
Glass Polyester
Garlock ®
Hydlar ®
Insulating Papers
Kapton
Kel F ®
Klinger ®
Kynar ®
Mica
Mylar ®
Neoprene
Nomex ®
Nylatron ®
Nylon

PEEK
PES
Phenolic
Polycarbonate
Polyethylene
Polypropylene
Polystyrene
Polysulfone
PPO
PTFE
PVC
PVDF
Rexolite ®
Rubber
Rulon ®
Techtron PPS
Torlon ®
UHMW
Vespel ®
Vinyl
Vulcanized Fiber

Plating

Zinc
Zinc Yellow
Zinc Dichromate
Black Oxide
Brass
Antique Brass
Bronze
Gold
Copper
Nickel
Hot Dipped Galvanized
Mechanical Galvanized

Cadmium
Chrome
Black Zinc
Painted
Silver Plated PTFE
Tin
Zinc/Nickel
Dip Tin
RoHS
Zinc Trivalent
Zinc Trivalent Dichromate
Wax

Diameter

#00 to 8 in

Length

From 1/8-24″ or more

Inspection

Quality Assurance
Shipping Manager
Go / No-Go Gauges

Ring Gauges
Plug Gauges
Optical Comparator

Testing

Hardness

Quality Assurance

ISO 9001:2008 Registered
QS 14000 Compliant
Lot Traceable (With Dated Imprint When Requested)
Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Optic Weight Checkers
100% Inspection
Quality Records

Documentation / Certifications

Certificate of Conformance (C of C)
Material Certifications
Plating Certifications
Heat Treating Certifications
First Articles

PPAP
DFAR
USA Manufactured
SPC
RoHS

Secondary Operations

Assembly
Powder Coating
Welding
Riveting
Bagging/Kitting
Tapping
Plating
Heat Treating

Deburring
Stress Relief
Swage
Reaming
Counterboring
Spot Facing
Fabricating

Additional Services

Special Packaging
Warehousing

Shipping
Reverse Engineering

Production Volume

Prototypes to Production Manufacturing
1 to 1,000,000’s

Lead Time

Short Lead Times
Hot Rush Orders Available
Pre-Expedited Orders

On Time Deliveries
Stock and Release
Drop Shipments

Additional Information

Industry Focus

OEM
Automotive
Transportation

Intended Applications

Fasteners

Industry Standards

ANSI
ASTM
DIN

ISO
Industrial Fastener Institute (IFI)
Mid-West Fastener Association (MWFA)

File Formats

AutoCAD (DWG, DWZ)
Bit Mapped Graphics (BMP)
Catia (CATDrawing, CATPart)
Delcam (DGK, DMT)
Drawing Exchange Format (DXF)
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES, ANSI)
Inventor (IDW, IPT)

IronCAD (ICD, ICS)
Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPG, JPEG)
MasterCam (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET
Portable Document Format (PDF)
Pro-E or Pro/Engineer (DRW, PRT, XPR)
3D ACIS Model File
SolidWorks (SLDPRT, SLDDRW, SLDDRT)