Fasteners

Fasteners are discrete assembly items that are used to join together the various components of a part. A fastener can be a bolt and nut, a screw, a rivet, or even a staple. However, the majority of fasteners used in industry are threaded fasteners. These devices typically allow for the assembly and disassembly of components.

These classes cover the basic types of threaded and non-threaded fasteners. They also provide an overview of their components and applications and the various types of tools commonly used in assembly. Intermediate-level classes focus on the key properties of steel fasteners, common fastener failures, as well as the importance of torque and how it is derived and applied to bolted joints.


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Introduction to Assembly 101

The class Introduction to Assembly provides an overview of the processes and methods used to assemble components into finished parts. Assembly is often performed on assembly lines, which may be manual, automated, or a combination of both. The three main ...

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Intro to Assembly 100
Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Beginner 2.0 Fasteners
Overview of Threaded Fasteners 117

This class summarizes the various types of threaded fasteners used in assemblies and describes their common applications.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Beginner 1.0 Fasteners
Tools for Threaded Fasteners 120

This class outlines the different types of tools for assembly commonly used with threaded fasteners.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Beginner 1.0 Fasteners
Overview of Non-Threaded Fasteners 125

This class summarizes the various types of non-threaded fasteners used in assemblies and describes their common applications.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Beginner 1.0 Fasteners
Intro to Fastener Ergonomics 130

This class introduces ergonomics and discusses the ergonomic concerns associated with assembly.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Beginner 1.0 Fasteners
Properties for Fasteners 200

This class describes the key properties of steel fasteners as well as common fastener failures that may occur.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Intermediate 1.0 Fasteners
Understanding Torque 210

This class explains the importance of torque as well as how torque is derived and applied to bolted joints. Includes an Interactive Lab.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Intermediate 1.0 Fasteners
Safety for Assembly 211

The class Safety for Assembly provides a comprehensive overview of different safety precautions for assembly. Assemblers must wear proper clothing and protective equipment, which varies for different tasks. A safe assembly site is organized and clean, with clear paths around ...

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Safety for Assembly 105
Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Beginner 2.0 Fasteners
Threaded Fastener Selection 215

This class describes how to select a threaded fastener as well as how to install a bolt and nut combination into a joint.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Intermediate 1.0 Fasteners
Introduction to Fastener Threads 221

Introduction to Fastener Threads provides a comprehensive overview of threads and thread standards used with fasteners. Fasteners use threads to hold components together or grip material. Threads may be external, like those on screws and bolts, or internal, like those ...

Related 1.0 Class:
Intro to Fastener Threads 110
Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Intermediate 2.0 Fasteners
FormatFunctional AreaDepartment IDDepartmentClass IDClass NameDescriptionDifficultyVersionLanguageRelated Classes
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes700Fasteners760010 Introduction to Assembly 101 The class Introduction to Assembly provides an overview of the processes and methods used to assemble components into finished parts. Assembly is often performed on assembly lines, which may be manual, automated, or a combination of both. The three main assembly methods are mechanical fastening, adhesive bonding, and welding. Mechanical fastening uses fasteners to join components. Fasteners can join dissimilar materials, are inexpensive, and allow for disassembly. Adhesive bonding uses materials such as gels, liquids, or tapes to form a joint. Welding uses pressure, heat, or a combination of energy sources to create a very strong, permanent joint. These methods are sometimes used together.The information presented in this class serves as a foundation for users to learn more about, and eventually perform, fastening and assembly. Understanding the differences between different assembly methods prepares users to learn about the more detailed and complex aspects of each method.Beginner2.0English(700100) Intro to Assembly 100
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes700Fasteners700117 Overview of Threaded Fasteners 117 This class summarizes the various types of threaded fasteners used in assemblies and describes their common applications.Beginner1.0English
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes700Fasteners700120 Tools for Threaded Fasteners 120 This class outlines the different types of tools for assembly commonly used with threaded fasteners.Beginner1.0English
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes700Fasteners700125 Overview of Non-Threaded Fasteners 125 This class summarizes the various types of non-threaded fasteners used in assemblies and describes their common applications.Beginner1.0English
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes700Fasteners700130 Intro to Fastener Ergonomics 130 This class introduces ergonomics and discusses the ergonomic concerns associated with assembly.Beginner1.0English
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes700Fasteners700200 Properties for Fasteners 200 This class describes the key properties of steel fasteners as well as common fastener failures that may occur.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes700Fasteners700210 Understanding Torque 210 This class explains the importance of torque as well as how torque is derived and applied to bolted joints. Includes an Interactive Lab.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes700Fasteners760110 Safety for Assembly 211 The class Safety for Assembly provides a comprehensive overview of different safety precautions for assembly. Assemblers must wear proper clothing and protective equipment, which varies for different tasks. A safe assembly site is organized and clean, with clear paths around workstations. Working in assembly requires an awareness of electrical, forklift, and point of operation safety precautions, as well as proper fall prevention and tool handling procedures. Applying ergonomics to assembly helps prevent injury caused by repetition, poor posture, and excessive force.Before beginning any assembly work, assemblers must know the appropriate safety precautions and be trained to use required protective equipment. This can be challenging because there are different precautions for different tasks. After taking this class, users will be familiar with the basic safety guidelines for assembly, which will prepare them to perform various assembly operations safely and effectively.Beginner2.0English(700105) Safety for Assembly 105
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes700Fasteners700215 Threaded Fastener Selection 215 This class describes how to select a threaded fastener as well as how to install a bolt and nut combination into a joint.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes700Fasteners760120 Introduction to Fastener Threads 221 Introduction to Fastener Threads provides a comprehensive overview of threads and thread standards used with fasteners. Fasteners use threads to hold components together or grip material. Threads may be external, like those on screws and bolts, or internal, like those in nuts. All threads have crests, roots, and flanks, but these may vary in shape and size. The two main thread standards are Unified and ISO metric. Unified threads are measured in inches and metric threads are measured in millimeters. Threaded fasteners are the most popular type of fasteners in assembly. After taking this class, users will be able to identify the parts of a thread, distinguish between different types of threads, and understand thread specifications. This knowledge will prepare users to work with threaded fasteners and select appropriate fasteners for different applications.Intermediate2.0English(700110) Intro to Fastener Threads 110