Retainers have a cylindrical shape and are used to hold screws within a panel, so they are not misplaced when the screws are loosened. They are affixed to a board or panel using pressure or are swaged in and include a central hole that may or may not be threaded. Most often, they are paired with captive screws and can also accommodate a spring if needed.
- Stock & OnDemand
Typically produced from either stainless steel or aluminum, our retainers come in many varieties and configurations and can be customized easily for various purposes. We also have swaging and flaring tools available to coordinate with your requested retainer.
Standard sizes range from 4-40 to 3/8 thread and overall length up to 9/16”. Contact us for a custom quote to discuss non-standard sizing options.
Retainers are commonly made with aluminum, brass, stainless steel, or steel materials and can be produced in a variety of dimensions and shank-styles. We also offer specialty materials, finishing services, optional industry-standard certifications, and other customization options as requested.
Related Manufacturing Services
In addition to standard engineering and manufacturing services, we offer various additional services.
- CAD Modeling
- Design for Manufacturability
MW produces retainers made from a variety of standard and specialty materials. Some examples of commonly requested materials used to make these products include the below:
- Stainless Steel
Available applicable certifications include: