Stainless Steel Split Lock Washer

Metric A2 Stainless Steel Split Lock Washer
Metric Split Lock Washer
Metric stainless steel split lock washers are cut flat washers with offset ends designed to reduce loosening of a joint in applications where vibration is a factor. When tightened in a mechanical joint, the split lock washer flattens out.  Made of stainless steel, they are corrosion resistant.

Stainless steel is a well-known steel alloy that is prized for its ability to resist corrosion and rust.  It is widely used in many industries and products – think cutlery, food processing and preparation equipment, medical instruments, marine products, refrigerators, freezers, and washing machines.  Stainless steel is also widely used to make the fasteners that hold these products together.
Stainless steels are a family of ferrous, or iron alloys composed of steel (iron and carbon) with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content that gives it the corrosion resistant properties it is known for.  Generally speaking, the more chromium, the better the corrosion resistance. Chromium creates a passive surface film that is self-healing and resistant to oxidation, corrosion, and/or rust.


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