Set screws, also called blind screws or grub screws, are generally used without a nut to secure surfaces within or to other components to prevent motion of mechanical moving parts. They are commonly used to connect a gear or pulley to a shaft.
We stock slotted set screws, nylon tip hex socket set screws, cup-point hex socket set screws, and hex socket set screws available in our online store.
CAD files for stock and standard set screws are also available for download in our online store.
Set Screws Overview
Set screws have a unique shape characterized by the lack of a screw head and thick external threading designed for use without a pairing nut. Unlike standard screws, they are meant to be inserted into a previously drilled hole or socket. Set screws are preferred for applications where a traditional screw and nut combination might impede the necessary movement of adjoining objects.
Custom Set Screws
MW Components has over 30 production facilities worldwide with varying equipment and machining capabilities, ensuring that our customers have access to specialty materials, finishes, state-of-the-art machining processes, and other customization options. Our facilities also work with many tolerances and part dimensions, ensuring that whatever the need, we can create the desired custom component for your required application.
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Set Screws Manufacturing
Set screws, sometimes referred to as dog-point or grub screws, can be manufactured with a variety of materials, finishes, end-configurations, and dimensions. We offer products in both standard dimensions and tolerances as well as entirely custom components for multiple applications and end-uses.
MW stocks standard and specialty materials of all types. Below are some commonly requested materials used to manufacture this product:
- Alloy Steel
- Stainless Steel
Our manufacturing facilities produce a variety of parts with custom finishing services. Some examples of possible finishes for this product include:
- Black Oxide
- Cadmium Plate
- Electro Polish
- Nickel Plate
- Silver Plate