Washers and Their Uses

Washers are used to streamline a manufacturing process and keep it operating effortlessly. They allow machinery to operate at its peak performance and keep things running smoothly. Washers typically have two main purposes. The first is to distribute the pressure of the nut evenly over a surface so that it isn’t damaged. Secondly, it ensures that the nut us pressed against a smooth surface, thus reducing the chance that it will gradually loosen due to contact with an uneven surface.

How To Choose the Correct Washer


When purchasing metal washers, there are a few things you need to consider. First, you need to make sure that the washer is the right thickness. This typically depends on what you want it to do. It is also important to make sure that the washer is the correct size for its application. Using one that is not accurately sized can result in adverse results. For example, if you’re intending to use it to prevent fluid leakage and you use a washer that is too large, it can result in more unintended leakage than was previously seen.

What We Can Offer You


Global Certified Fasteners will provide any washer you need, including USS, SAE, standard and metric options. They are also available with any plating you need, including zinc, cadmium, nickel, brass, chrome, black oxide, hot dip and mechanical galvanizing. Our quality washers are available in a variety of materials for your needs. At Global Certified Fasteners, we provide flat, split lock, and tooth lock (internal and external), washer assemblies, and fender, conical, finishing, structural and wave washers.

If you would like to get the most out of your fasteners, you should consider using washers. While they may not be the first that comes to mind when you think of fasteners, they can be incredibly important, and many times even critical in the manufacturing process.