ASTM's fastener standards are instrumental in specifying, testing, and evaluating the material, dimensional, mechanical, and metallurgical properties of the various forms of hardware fasteners. These fasteners are used to mechanically join or affix other hardware objects together, and come in many forms which include rivets, nuts, bolts, studs, screws, washers, eyebolts, nails, and threaded fasteners. These fastener standards allow hardware product manufacturers, as well as the end-users of such products, to examine and assess fasteners to ensure their strength and quality towards safe utilization.

Fastener Standards

ASTM's fastener standards are instrumental in specifying, testing, and evaluating the material, dimensional, mechanical, and metallurgical properties of the various forms of hardware fasteners. These fasteners are used to mechanically join or affix other hardware objects together, and come in many forms which include rivets, nuts, bolts, studs, screws, washers, eyebolts, nails, and threaded fasteners. These fastener standards allow hardware product manufacturers, as well as the end-users of such products, to examine and assess fasteners to ensure their strength and quality towards safe utilization.

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Coatings on Fasteners

F871M-98 Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings on Threaded Components [Metric] (Withdrawn 2001)

F2674-07 Standard Specification for Zinc Coating, Hot-Dip, Requirements for Application to Carbon and Alloy Steel Bolts, Screws, Washers, Nuts, and Special Threaded Fasteners [Metric]

F1428-92(2017) Standard Specification for Aluminum Particle-Filled Basecoat/Organic or Inorganic Topcoat, Corrosion Protective Coatings for Fasteners

F2833-11(2017) Standard Specification for Corrosion Protective Fastener Coatings with Zinc Rich Base Coat and Aluminum Organic/Inorganic Type

F1941/F1941M-16 Standard Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings on Mechanical Fasteners, Inch and Metric

F2329/F2329M-15 Standard Specification for Zinc Coating, Hot-Dip, Requirements for Application to Carbon and Alloy Steel Bolts, Screws, Washers, Nuts, and Special Threaded Fasteners

F1136/F1136M-11(2019) Standard Specification for Zinc/Aluminum Corrosion Protective Coatings for Fasteners

F1137/F1137M-19 Standard Specification for Phosphate/Oil Corrosion Protective Coatings for Fasteners

F3019/F3019M-19 Standard Specification for Chromium Free Zinc-Flake Composite, with or without Integral Lubricant, Corrosion Protective Coatings for Fasteners

F3393-20e1 Zinc-Flake Coating Systems for Fasteners

F1135-99(2004) Standard Specification for Cadmium or Zinc Chromate Organic Corrosion Protective Coating for Fasteners (Withdrawn 2009)

F1136M-10 Standard Specification for Zinc/Aluminum Corrosion Protective Coatings for Fasteners [Metric] (Withdrawn 2011)

F1941M-07 Standard Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings on Threaded Fasteners [Metric] (Withdrawn 2015)

Driven and Other Fasteners

F680-20 Standard Test Methods for Nails

F592-84(2012) Standard Terminology of Collated and Cohered Fasteners and Their Application Tools (Withdrawn 2017)

F1575/F1575M-21 Standard Test Method for Determining Bending Yield Moment of Nails

F3359/F3359M-21 Standard Test Method for Determining Bending Yield Moment of Staples

F1667/F1667M-21a Standard Specification for Driven Fasteners: Nails, Spikes, and Staples

F547-22 Standard Terminology of Nails for Use with Wood and Wood-Base Materials

Editorial

F1077-05 Standard Guide for Selection of Committee F16 Fastener Specifications (Withdrawn 2014)

F1789-22 Standard Terminology for F16 Mechanical Fasteners

Nonferrous Fasteners

F880-12(2017) Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Socket, Square Head, and Slotted Headless-Set Screws

F2281-04(2017) Standard Specification for Stainless Steel and Nickel Alloy Bolts, Hex Cap Screws, and Studs, for Heat Resistance and High Temperature Applications

F880M-16 Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Socket Set Screws (Metric)

F468-16 Standard Specification for Nonferrous Bolts, Hex Cap Screws, Socket Head Cap Screws, and Studs for General Use

F593-17 Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Bolts, Hex Cap Screws, and Studs

F3042-13(2018) Standard Specification for Nonferrous Hex Socket, Slotted Headless, and Square Head Set Screws

F467-13(2018) Standard Specification for Nonferrous Nuts for General Use

F468M-06(2018) Standard Specification for Nonferrous Bolts, Hex Cap Screws, and Studs for General Use (Metric)

F467M-06a(2018) Standard Specification for Nonferrous Nuts for General Use (Metric)

F879M-16 Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Socket Button and Flat Countersunk Head Cap Screws (Metric)

F594-09(2020) Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Nuts

F879-15(2020) Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Socket Button and Flat Countersunk Head Cap Screws

F837M-20 Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Socket Head Cap Screws [Metric]

F901-20 Standard Specification for Aluminum Transmission Tower Bolts and Nuts

F738M-02(2008) Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Metric Bolts, Screws, and Studs (Withdrawn 2015)

F837-20 Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Socket Head Cap Screws

F836M-20 Standard Specification for Style 1 Stainless Steel Metric Nuts (Metric)

Quality Assurance Provisions for Fasteners

F2282-18 Standard Specification for Quality Assurance Requirements for Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire, Rods, and Bars for Mechanical Fasteners

F2688-08(2014)e1 Standard Guide for System-Based, Customer-Centered Quality Plan for Manufacturers (Withdrawn 2019)

F1470-19 Standard Practice for Fastener Sampling for Specified Mechanical Properties and Performance Inspection

F1940-07a(2019) Standard Test Method for Process Control Verification to Prevent Hydrogen Embrittlement in Plated or Coated Fasteners

F788-20 Standard Specification for Surface Discontinuities of Bolts, Screws, Studs, and Rivets, Inch and Metric Series

F1503-02(2012) Standard Practice for Machine/Process Capability Study Procedure (Withdrawn 2018)

F1469-11 Standard Guide for Conducting a Repeatability and Reproducibility Study on Test Equipment for Nondestructive Testing (Withdrawn 2018)

F812-12(2022) Standard Specification for Surface Discontinuities of Nuts, Inch and Metric Series

Steel Bolts, Nuts, Rivets and Washers

F835-20 Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Socket Button and Flat Countersunk Head Cap Screws

F1554-20 Standard Specification for Anchor Bolts, Steel, 36, 55, and 105-ksi Yield Strength

A563M-07(2013) Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Nuts (Metric) (Withdrawn 2021)

A490-14a Standard Specification for Structural Bolts, Alloy Steel, Heat Treated, 150 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength (Withdrawn 2016)

F3111-16 Standard Specification for Heavy Hex Structural Bolt/Nut/Washer Assemblies, Alloy Steel, Heat Treated, 200 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength

F3043-15 Standard Specification for “Twist Off” Type Tension Control Structural Bolt/Nut/Washer Assemblies, Alloy Steel, Heat Treated, 200 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength

F912-11(2017) Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Socket Set Screws

F2882/F2882M-17 Standard Specification for Screws, Alloy Steel, Heat Treated, 170 ksi and 1170 MPa Minimum Tensile Strength (Inch and Metric)

A687-93 Standard Specification for High-Strength Nonheaded Steel Bolts and Studs (Withdrawn 1999)

A490M-14a Standard Specification for High-Strength Steel Bolts, Classes 10.9 and 10.9.3, for Structural Steel Joints (Metric) (Withdrawn 2016)

F3148-17a Standard Specification for High Strength Structural Bolt Assemblies, Steel and Alloy Steel, Heat Treated, 144ksi Minimum Tensile Strength, Inch Dimensions

A394-08(2015) Standard Specification for Steel Transmission Tower Bolts, Zinc-Coated and Bare

A489-18e1 Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Eyebolts

A354-17e2 Standard Specification for Quenched and Tempered Alloy Steel Bolts, Studs, and Other Externally Threaded Fasteners

A307-21 Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Bolts, Studs, and Threaded Rod 60 000 PSI Tensile Strength

F432-19 Standard Specification for Roof and Rock Bolts and Accessories

A325M-14 Standard Specification for Structural Bolts, Steel, Heat Treated 830 MPa Minimum Tensile Strength (Metric) (Withdrawn 2016)

A574M-12 Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Socket-Head Cap Screws (Metric) (Withdrawn 2015)

A325-14 Standard Specification for Structural Bolts, Steel, Heat Treated, 120/105 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength (Withdrawn 2016)

F959M-13 Standard Specification for Compressible-Washer-Type Direct Tension Indicators for Use With Structural Fasteners (Metric) (Withdrawn 2016)

F2403-09 Standard Specification for Inch Series Machine Screws, Carbon Steel, 60 000 psi Tensile Strength (Withdrawn 2016)

F436M-11 Standard Specification for Hardened Steel Washers [Metric] (Withdrawn 2016)

F835M-11 Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Socket Button and Flat Countersunk Head Cap Screws (Metric) (Withdrawn 2015)

F912M-11 Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Socket Set Screws (Metric) (Withdrawn 2015)

F2280-14 Standard Specification for “Twist Off” Type Tension Control Structural Bolt/Nut/Washer Assemblies, Steel, Heat Treated, 150 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength (Withdrawn 2016)

F568M-07 Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Externally Threaded Metric Fasteners (Withdrawn 2012)

F1852-14 Standard Specification for “Twist Off” Type Tension Control Structural Bolt/Nut/Washer Assemblies, Steel, Heat Treated, 120/105 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength (Withdrawn 2016)

F541-12(2020) Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Eyebolts

A449-14(2020) Standard Specification for Hex Cap Screws, Bolts and Studs, Steel, Heat Treated, 120/105/90 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength, General Use

F2882M-12 Standard Specification for Screws, Alloy Steel, Heat Treated, 1170 MPa Minimum Tensile Strength [Metric] (Withdrawn 2017)

F2482/F2482M-21 Standard Specification for Load-Indicating Externally Threaded Fasteners

A574-21 Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Socket-Head Cap Screws

A563/A563M-21ae1 Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Nuts (Inch and Metric)

F3125/F3125M-22 Standard Specification for High Strength Structural Bolts and Assemblies, Steel and Alloy Steel, Heat Treated, Inch Dimensions 120 ksi and 150 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength, and Metric Dimensions 830 MPa and 1040 MPa Minimum Tensile Strength

Test Methods

F606/F606M-21 Standard Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators, and Rivets

F2328-17 Standard Test Method for Determining Decarburization and Carburization in Hardened and Tempered Threaded Steel Bolts, Screws, Studs, and Nuts

F2328M-17 Standard Test Method for Determining Decarburization and Carburization in Hardened and Tempered Threaded Steel Bolts, Screws, Studs, and Nuts (Metric)

F2660-20 Standard Test Method for Qualifying Coatings for Use on F3125 Grade A490 Structural Bolts Relative to Environmental Hydrogen Embrittlement

F606M-14 Standard Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, and Rivets (Metric) (Withdrawn 2015)

F2832-11(2021) Standard Guide for Accelerated Corrosion Testing for Mechanical Fasteners