Captive Screws & Assemblies

Captive panel screws are produced with the portion of the rod length nearest the head left unthreaded. This ensures that once attached to a panel with a washer on the opposite side; the screw stays in place. Captive screws are often used to secure panels and other hardware where the screws must remain in the panel once loosened.

Captive screw assemblies include a captive screw, flat washer, and lock washer or retainer. The inclusion of lock washers or captive washers provides a more substantial fastening surface and keeps the screw tight. Retainers are used in the assembly to keep the components in place. Captive screw washers may also be threaded, allowing for ease of assembly and reuse.

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Captive Screws & Assemblies Overview

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Custom Captive Screws & Assemblies

Customization options for captive screws and assemblies are endless and include hardware, custom dimensions, specialty materials, finishes and coatings, and added point and thread configurations.

We also produce captive screw varieties with added features for particular uses. Some examples include the Front Mount Retainers, which allow for front-loading when access to the other side of the panel is difficult, and Lead Point which provides for easy alignment with a threaded hole.

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Captive Screw & Assembly Manufacturing

MW provides a range of captive hardware, including captive fasteners, captive screws, captive bolts, and captive screw assemblies.

Assemblies are generally produced using stainless steel with a passivation finish; however, we also offer various other options for material compositions and finishes. The most popular head style is the socket head and pan-head, and the majority of captive screw configurations come pre-assembled with washers and/or retainers.

Standard thread sizes generally range from 2-56 to 1/2-13 with lengths from 1/8″ to 3″; however, custom lengths and overall diameters are entirely achievable.

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Materials

MW stocks standard and specialty materials of all types. Below are some commonly requested materials used to manufacture this product:

Materials

  • Alloy Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Stainless Steel
  • Steel
  • Other Specialty Materials

Certifications

Available applicable certifications include:

Certifications

  • AS9100D
  • DFARS
  • ISO9001:2015
  • ITAR

Finish

Our manufacturing facilities produce a variety of parts with custom finishing services. Some examples of possible finishes for this product include the below; however, our facilities offer more than 40 finishing options for this and similar products.

Finish

  • Anodized
  • Cadmium Plate
  • Chromium
  • Black Oxide
  • Electro Polish
  • Gold
  • Iridite
  • Lubricant
  • Nickel Plate
  • Passivation
  • Silver Plate
  • Zinc

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We can design and manufacture a component for your specific application in any quantity. For quantities over 1,000, please request a quote.

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