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Reduce Costs by Using Captive Screws

Captive Screw Diagram

What is a Captive Screw?

Captive screws are designed to lock into a hole while allowing the fastened components to be detached without the complete removal of the screw. Thus a captive screw can be locked in place on a parent component without being fastened to a child component. Captive fasteners are typically locked in place using thread locking, press-fitting, or broaching.

Cost Savings from Captive Screws

Advantages of Using Captive Fasteners

Captive screws help control costs by minimizing damage to machinery from loose screws and by reducing the need for replacement fasteners. Captive screws also help make repairs easier by allowing easy access to components.

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Captive Screw Configurations

Captive fasteners are available in a variety of configurations and designs.

Style Locking Style Drive Style Materials
Flush Captive Screws Flare-In Philips Steel
Spring-Loaded Captive Screws Broaching / Spline Slotted Stainless Steel
Low Profile Captive Screws Thread Locking Socket Brass
Knob Captive Screws Soldering Torx Aluminum
And More… And More… And More… And More…

Captive Screw Manufacturers

bisco industries offers captive screws from industry leading manufacturers including:

To find the right captive fastener for your application search biscoind.com or contact our customer service team today!

2 thoughts on “Reduce Costs by Using Captive Screws”

  1. Being able to remove components without having to worry about removing the screw as well seems like a really handy option. I bet that a lot of military fasteners have similar options available in order to keep the things that they can do versatile and diverse. Strength would be important in something like this because it would ensure that whatever you attach to it would be strong enough to be held up.
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