Thumb screws and nuts are designed with a similar function to hand screws which are created with the intention of being installed or removed without the use of power or hand tools. The main difference between thumb and hand screws is that hand screws are generally produced with a plastic head and thumb screws are designed with grooves or patterned engraving into a metal head which allows for ease in grip and handling.
CAD files for stock and standard thumb screws and nuts are available for download in MW OnDemand.
Thumb Screws & Nuts Overview
Thumb screws and nuts are generally used within computer or electronic equipment or hardware and are designed with external knurling applied to the screw head, which aids in grip and handling. This feature allows for ease of repeated installation.
Custom Thumb Screws & Nuts
MW Components specializes in custom component manufacturing, allowing us to provide multiple customization options for our custom products. Some examples of available options for thumb screws and nuts may include specialty materials, finishes, knurling types, and non-standard dimensions.
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Thumb Screws & Nuts Manufacturing
Thumb screws and nuts can be manufactured with various materials, finishes, and dimensions. Many of our MW Components locations also maintain several industry-standard certifications for application to your custom component, ensuring further assurance of desired performance and necessary tolerances.
MW stocks standard and specialty materials of all types. Below are some commonly requested materials used to manufacture this product:
- Alloy Steel
- Stainless Steel
- Other Specialty Materials
Available applicable certifications include:
Our manufacturing facilities produce a variety of parts with custom coatings and finishes. Some examples of possible finishes for this product include:
- Black Oxide
- Cadmium Plate
- Electro Polish
- Nickel Plate
- Silver Plate