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HEX FLANGE NUT
Hex Flange Nuts are a very common type of nut with a great variety of applications. The Hex Flange Nuts are similar to the Hex Nuts but with a washer connected to it at the end.
The purpose of the extra washer is to create more grip force to clamp the object on what the nut fastens.
Some of the Hex Flange Nuts comes with a serrated washer to provide an even better grip and prevents vibration from loosening the nut.
The common places to see a Hex Flange Nut is on automobiles. Since an automobile is on constant movement, vibrations occur all the time.
This is when the Hex Flange Nut can help hold the bolt in place.
A similar relative of the Hex Flange Nut is the Bi Hex Flange Nut, which has twelve angles instead of six, is also largely used on automobiles.
Hex Flange Nuts are mostly made with carbon steel with a zinc coating finish to resist corrosion. However, other materials such as stainless steel, titanium and brass are also utilized.
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