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The names which you have read above are the commonly known fasteners in the manufacturing industry. Bolts, screws and the studs are into serving different functions, and possess unique shapes and also vary in the context of appearances. We are here to shed light on the concept of the differences in all these three types of fasteners.

Screws, bolts and studs are the ones which attach the car wheels to its body. Without these three items, the manufacturing industry is incomplete. Though they look innocuously small, it does not mean they play a small role in our daily life. The wheels of the car if get de-placed, can cause blunder. God forbid something does not happen with anyone. The differences in them are as follows-

  1. Bolts

The externally threaded fastener used for inserting into the holes for assembling the parts are the bolts. They are to be released by nuts and needed to be tightened.

In the general case, they have a cross-section divided uniformly over the entire design. In comparison to the studs and screws, the pitch of the bolts is smaller, and the threads are spiral in structure. These do not have any tapered shanks. But they possess greater strength in comparison to the parts of the screws. Their application needs to be tightened on the part and torque has to be applied.

The examples of the bolts are plow bolts, carriage bolts, track bolts.

  1. Screws

An item which has an inclined plane wrapped around a nail is called a screw. A helical ridge can characterize this. A long metal shaft with threads encircled along its length is the easy definition of the screws. For its application, a screwdriver is used for tightening it and rotating it.

The head of the screw gets an especially formed shape. Yes, we need to decide the size of the tool to be used for its application and the involved factors are head size and shape. Along with the screwdrivers, wrenches are used for the process. The tightening of the screws can be done in either of the direction, be it clockwise or anticlockwise. If the items do not have existing holes in them, then the fastener to be used are the screws. For example, we have dowel screws, drywall screws, mirror screws; concrete screws are the instances of screws.

  1. Studs

The fastener which has a metal shaft and a rod with threads on its both the sides are the studs. The size of the rod gets varied as per the requirement but it longer than the other types of fasteners we are talking about. It is a headless fastener which is used externally. The one end of the fastener is connected to the tapering part, whereas, the standard nut gets its other end.

Studs are the types of fasteners which do not need any tightening to be performed as we do in the case of screws and bolts.

We have seen the basic differences in bolts, screws, and studs. Hope you can differentiate between them easily the next to see them.