Overview of Non-Threaded Fasteners

Provided by: ToolingU

The class “Overview of Non-Threaded Fasteners” summarizes the most common types of non-threaded fasteners including pins, keys, retaining rings, and rivets and how they are used to join parts. Pins are inserted in holes to hold parts together. Keys fit into recesses in shafts and components to secure them together. Rings fit inside holes or over shafts to position components. Rivets are inserted into holes and then deformed to permanently fasten components. Non-threaded fasteners are used for many applications in manufacturing. Users who work with non-threaded fasteners must be familiar with these concepts so that they can use them safely and effectively.

Course Objectives:

  • Distinguish between threaded and non-threaded fasteners
  • Describe pins
  • Describe dowel pins
  • Describe common types of semi-permanent pins
  • Describe a clevis pin and cotter pin assembly
  • Describe ball lock pins
  • Describe keys
  • Describe common types of keys
  • Describe retaining rings
  • Describe common types of retaining rings
  • Describe rivets
  • Describe solid rivets and blind rivets.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for personnel working on the assembly line of a plant.

Course ID


Skill Focus

Smart Business



Employee Type

New Applicants, Operations teams, 1st level supervisor

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs



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