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Unthreaded stainless steel pins are mechanical fasteners that don’t require a thread and can be put into pre-drilled holes without corroding. Read More…

Stainless Steel Pins Stainless steel pins are cylindrical fasteners made from a particular variety of steel alloy commonly used for heightened corrosion resistance. Highly variable, pins may be used to align, locate, position, fix or conjoin two or more components. Stainless steel pins in particular are widely used and lauded for their high tensile strength, durability and resistance to both heat and wear even in harsh or corrosive environments.
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Tevor, WI  |  262-857-7056

Stabio North America has been a cold-headed parts manufacturer since 1976. We are dedicated to continually improving and expanding our operations. We are heavily invested in being the best cold-headed parts manufacturer in the industry and have excellent customer service. No project is too small or too large for Stabio North America. Contact us today to learn more.

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Terryville, CT  |  860-261-7973

For over 25 years, Triem Industries has been a leading manufacturer of cold headed parts. We are committed to manufacturing high quality cold headed parts while continuously expanding our company. Industries we serve include military, marine, electrical, and industrial.

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Danville, AR  |  479-489-5168

Our experts at Grandeur produce a wide range of superior quality cold headed parts quickly and cost-effectively from virtually any cold head-able material, including alloy steel, aluminum, brass, copper, medium & low carbon steel, nickel alloys & monel, silicon bronze & stainless steel.

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Grandeur Fasteners, Inc. $$$

Charlotte, NC  |  704-588-8400

As a worldwide leader in manufacturing cold headed parts, stud bolts and special screws, our company has an enormous stock of advanced cold formed products. Our specialized mechanical fasteners are used in a wide array of applications globally. We are ISO 9002 certified and possess a focus on quality.

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Stainless Steel Properties

A broad range of corrosion-resistant steel alloys is referred to collectively as "stainless steel" in this context. Chromium, nickel, iron, manganese, silicon, carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorous, molybdenum, titanium, niobium, copper, tungsten, and vanadium are some of the elements that can be found in these alloys—the properties of the resulting alloy change when the proportions are altered.

Why Stainless Steel Pins are Corrosion Resistant

Low carbon steel with at least 10.5 percent by weight of chromium is known as stainless steel. By enabling the formation of an invisible chromium-oxide film on its surface, referred to as a passive layer, chromium provides the steel with its anti-corrosion feature. When oxygen is present, even in small amounts, this layer or film can repair itself if it is physically or chemically damaged. By increasing the chromium content and adding other elements to the alloy, such as nickel, molybdenum, and titanium, stainless steel's resistance to corrosion may be improved.

Types of Stainless Steel Pins

Bollard pins of stainless steel come in various styles, including elastic cylindrical pins, internal thread cylindrical pins, threaded cylindrical pins, hole pins, and common cylindrical pins. The following are the distinctions between tapered pins and stainless steel bollard pins:

  1. Various processing. Pre-machined pins for stainless steel bollards are an option, and tapered pins are typically provided.
  2. While tapered pins are frequently used for repeated disassembly, stainless steel bollard pins are frequently utilized for precision positioning (first processing).
  3. A taper pin is frequently used for placement, and a stainless steel bollard pin can withstand shearing.

A little load can be supported by the stainless steel bollard pin, which is fastened with a minor interference in the reamed hole. It is not suggested to disassemble the stainless steel bollard pin often to guarantee positioning precision and tightness of the connection. Bollard pins made of stainless steel are primarily used for positioning but can also be used as connection and safety pins.

A 1:50 taper, good self-locking, high positioning precision, quick installation, and little impact on positioning accuracy from repeated assembly and disassembly distinguish the tapered pin from the stainless steel bollard pin. Therefore, it is mostly used for positioning, though pin holes must be reamed before using it as coupling pins.

bollard stainless steel pins
  • Stainless steel dowel pins: Among the common stainless steel pins are dowel pins made of stainless steel. A dowel pin is just a plain solid cylinder inserted into a hole. The pin may be squeezed and kept securely in place by friction since the hole normally has a slight interference fit. Dowel pins frequently have chamfered ends to make insertion easier. While wooden dowels are used in joinery, stainless steel dowels are used to position components accurately.
  • Stainless steel grooved pins are solid pins with three grooves swaged along some or all of their length. They are typically composed of stainless steel. Compared to a solid dowel pin, the outcome is a pin that is stronger and more elastic.
  • A wedge or tapered pin is an example of an object placed into a hole. The object is squeezed as it is entered, providing friction that prevents it from coming undone because of its tapered shape. In some contexts, the term "cotter pin" may refer to a split pin, R-clip, or circular cotter.
split dowel stainless pin

Advantages of Stainless Steel Pins

Most significantly, stainless steel fasteners are resistant to corrosion. They are completely recyclable, environmentally beneficial, and have a great life cycle. Manufacturing stainless steel pins is relatively inexpensive since stainless steel is generally affordable. Due to their aesthetic attractiveness, stainless steel pins are preferred. Stainless steel fasteners are the material of choice for practically all applications because of their resistance to both extreme heat and cold. The advantages of stainless steel pins include the following.

  • Largely Non-Magnetic
  • Reasonably Inexpensive
  • Readily Available
  • ROHS Compliant

Disadvantages of Stainless Steel Pins

  • One potential drawback of stainless steel pins is that they are typically more expensive than equivalent pins manufactured from other materials of standard quality.
  • Although stainless steel pins are simple to clean and maintain, they also tend to show fingerprints and smudges more dramatically. As a result, wiping them down more frequently is necessary to keep them looking fantastic.
  • Although stainless steel pins tend to blend in well with a variety of different styles, they might still clash in certain situations. They might be effective when creating food processing equipment, but they might also be jarring if the machine needs a different hue. In other contexts, stainless steel could give off an overly industrial vibe. It all relies on design, style, and other factors.

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