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A fastener is a machine element and a hardware device that mechanically joins or affixes two or more objects together. Here are some fasteners as represented in Technical drawings.

Note : the small sketch at the right bottom corner representing a truncated cone tells whether the French or the American convention was used to place the views.

Screw rod[edit]

Fr : tige filetée

Tapped hole[edit]

Fr : trou taraudé

Cotter pins[edit]

This is more of a cartoon than an engineering drawing. Still, it might be useful.


Nuts and bolts[edit]

Solid rivets[edit]

See also: Fastener identification markings