Nylon fasteners are popular for a number of applications because nylon is non-corrosive, anti-magnetic, and resistant to both vibration and friction. And while traditional metal fasteners made from aluminum, brass, bronze, and steel are still in high demand for many industries and applications, nylon nuts, bolts, clips, and ties from Canton, MA-based Electronic Fasteners are increasingly the fastener “hardware” of choice for a wide range of our customers.
Nylon fasteners offer a number of valuable benefits, including:
- Nylon is lighter and stronger than aluminum
- Nylon stands up well in most harsh environments
- Nylon is versatile and cost-efficient
- Nylon is non-conductive
Nylon is a synthetic thermoplastic polymer first introduced back in the 1930s. Since then, it has become a highly popular material for an astonishing array of products and applications, including as a polymer for producing fasteners used throughout the electronics industry. nylon fasteners are especially popular for electronics because of their high insulating value and corrosion resistance. Nylon is lighter, stronger, and more wear-resistant than the next most popular electronic fastener material, aluminum.
The unsurpassed versatility of nylon fasteners can be seen in the wide range of fastener types for which it is used, including nuts and bolts, screws, washers, spacers, bushings, panel fasteners, circuit board hardware, hose clamps, wire management clips, and cable ties. Nylon fasteners are used for both sub-system and system or component assembly. For example, nylon circuit board hardware provides spacing, support, and locking capabilities for attaching circuit board components to the board. Their flexibility and ease-of-use make them ideal for systems with interchangeable components – many styles of fasteners feature a locking mechanism that simply needs to be squeezed to enable it to be removed and replaced. Threaded nylon fasteners provide a more permanent attachment for applications in which components are not often removed.
If you’re considering nylon fasteners for your next electrical, medical, automotive, or food industry project, contact the nylon hardware specialists here at Electronic Fasteners to discuss your specific requirements and the nylon options available.