There are a number of potential reasons why an application would require aesthetically pleasing fasteners, and there are a number of factors in what exactly makes a fastener “look good”. These can include the finish, the drive, whether it fits seemingly into and compliments the surroundings and the base material of the fastener.
Materials can range from brass to zirconium and across a range of different colours and styles depending on the material in question, but one of the most visually pleasing fastener materials is Aluminium.
Aluminium fasteners have a superior aesthetical appearance and are available across a wide range of fixings. The variety of finishes and colourings available, such as anodising or coating, ensures that aesthetic demands are met whilst the needs of the application are met too.
The lightweight nature of Aluminium means that it is often used in applications requiring weight-reduction, such as the automotive industry. With a weight of approximately 1/3 of that of mild steel, it is easy to handle without large lifting equipment. Aluminium fasteners are, despite their lightweight nature, incredibly robust and they can be housed in exceptionally stable structures.
Aluminium screws and fixings also provide outstanding corrosion resistance, so can maintain their appearance and strength in corrosive environments and they are non-magnetic, which is useful for many applications.
Aluminium fasteners can include washers, nuts, bolts, screws, threaded bar and more. We have a specific product category for aluminium fixings products in stock, which are available in a range of diameters and lengths.
And we can also manufacture any of our products in Aluminium, with short lead times.
All fasteners are made to their necessary DIN standard unless requested otherwise.