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What are threaded rods?

Available in a wide variety of types, lengths and materials, threaded rods are one of the most versatile products within fastening.

Often referred to under a range of different monikers, such as the aforementioned ‘threaded rod’, they can also be called; threaded bar, threaded stud and allthread.

They are all, in essence, the same thing – so it doesn’t matter too much about what you’re referring to them as when you’re speaking to us at Fastenright.

The major differences between these products often come in thread styles, such as ACME and Trapezium thread style, materials, ranging between exotic alloys and standard metals, and strength grades.

Threaded rods and their popular uses

Threaded Rods are a popular, versatile product that can be found across a number of industries including electrical, agricultural and construction.

They are ideal for industries where corrosive conditions are an issue; finding a home in plant maintenance and other areas that involve high levels of humidity.

Lengths of allthread can also be found where cleanliness and an aesthetically pleasing appearance are necessary, such as in the plumbing and contractor fields.

Other types of threaded rod are located within medical, maintenance and machinery industries due to their anti-corrosive nature.

Prevalent materials used in threaded rods

Threaded rods are available in a number of both normal and exotic materials to suit a plethora of applications.

Exotics can include Duplex and Super Duplex, molybdenum and many more, whilst more standard materials include brass, titanium and stainless steel.

Alongside this, there is a wide range of grades of steel, as well as a number of alloys that can all be used within the creation of threaded rods. You can contact us to further an enquiry about this product in any material.

You can view our full range of materials HERE.

Inside the production process of threaded rods

One of the biggest issues regarding threaded rods is in regards to the length.

The vast majority of rods are available in one-metre lengths, with some also available in two-metre and three-metre lengths also, as standard. Should longer lengths be required, these can be made to order.

Generally, the threaded rod is made in a larger size and cut down to a specific length by using either an abrasive or cold cutting saw. A cold cutting blade provides a significantly quicker finish than an abrasive blade, due to the rough edge left by the latter.

Should an abrasive blade be used, the next step is to remove the rough edge left by cutting the rod, often done by using a grinding wheel to smooth out the cut end.

Following this, any angle cutting or chamfering that is required is done – and this helps to ease the fastening of a nut onto the rod.

Contact Fastenright for threaded rod requirements

At Fastenright we are able to both stock and make to order threaded rods in a wide range of materials, lengths and thread diameters, to ensure that the needs of your application are met.

Standard lengths are generally one-metre, two-metre and three-metre lengths dependent on the type of threaded rod. Diameters differ with each rod, dependent on their materials or styles.

Please contact us with your requirements to further your enquiry with us.

See all stocked threaded rods HERE.