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The Power Of Spacing And Sealing: 6 Washers Materials Explained

Washers are an integral part of much of the equipment and appliances we use every day. The fasteners create a tough barrier and will reliably space and seal two surfaces. Washers prevent leaks, keep fastener assemblies tight, and allow an easy way to adjust parts if needed. 

Washers have an impressive number of applications. They can be found in piping, cars, electronics, medical equipment, furniture, home appliances, and many other settings. They come in an expansive range of shapes and sizes. Lots of people are aware of that, but few understand how much the material of the washer can affect an installation.

Factors To Consider When Choosing The Right Washer Materials

When choosing the best washer material for your purposes, it’s important to consider:

  • Pressure
  • Temperature
  • Media Compatibility 
  • Application
  • Lifecycle Costs

This is why you’ll want to be familiar with common washer materials, including many non-metal varieties.

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