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Washers can be used in several fastening applications. Generally, wholesale wire circlips can be used to prevent wear and corrosion on any surface. Fastening washers have a variety of uses, from industrial use to holding down machine parts. They can be simple or complex and attached with a screw through the middle. They come in a wide range of materials designed for several environments and can be made from stainless steel to brass to metal alloys. The choice of washers is dictated by the environment they will be used in, as well as the weight being applied to them.


Placing a washer through the end of the screw before it is being fastened into an object can help distribute the stress more evenly and help to prevent instances where the object cracks under the force. Fastening washers come in different designs like plain washers or spring washers. Plain washers are used to distribute the force from a threaded fastener over an area greater than that of the screw head, and they also prevent the head from migrating under tension.


Lock washers come into play whenever a nut is hard to fit into place. This is because the lock washer will tighten itself against the surface once it has been placed on a bolt under tension, preventing it from coming loose. Spring washers also play an important role in distributing the load of a bolt over a surface area. Check out our online collection at Alibaba.com and find more wire circlips at preferential wholesale rates.