316 stainless steel offers robust strength and corrosion resistance in an aesthetically pleasing, lightweight package. As a result, it makes for a perfect material to hold things together. Improve your application with 316 series button socket cap screws from KD Fasteners. We’re a trusted supplier of standard and custom fasteners for hard-wearing industrial processes. 

What’s A Button Socket Cap Screw? 

A button socket cap screw is a threaded fastener used to join two or more objects. It features a cylindrical head with a hexagonal drive hole. Unless otherwise specified, the screw head is clean. The absence of stampings or markings results in an attractive appearance. 

The hexagonally shaped drive hole enables operators to insert a button socket cap screw with an Allen wrench or hex key. Tightening occurs when torque is applied to the screw head.

Reasons To Use 316 Stainless Steel

Alloy 316 is an austenitic material with elevated amounts of chromium, nickel, and molybdenum. Commonly called food- or marine-grade steel, it’s manufactured using precision forming and drawing processes. Characteristics of Grade 316 stainless steel include: 

  • Enhanced Corrosion Resistance
  • Easy To Clean
  • Withstands High Temperatures
  • Sanitary
  • Excellent Aesthetic Appeal
  • Heightened Structural Integrity
  • Great Purity

The high amount of molybdenum improves resistance to chloride pitting and saltwater degradation. It’s non-magnetic in the annealed condition but can become magnetic when cold-worked or welded. Superior performance attributes and an easy-to-clean surface makes stainless steel suitable for use as fasteners in many industries. Here are some examples: 

  • Aerospace
  • Electronics
  • Oil And Gas
  • Petrochemicals
  • Consumer Products
  • Transportation
  • Agriculture
  • Heavy Machinery
  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Military


Keeping Parts Together 

KD Fasteners is a leading 316 series button socket cap screw manufacturer. We make them in standard and metric sizes with many head styles, including pan, flat, round, truss, oval, slotted, Phillips, Torx-6 lobe alternate, socket, and combo. An off-the-shelf product isn’t always suitable for every application. KD Fasteners is happy to produce custom 316 series button socket cap screws upon request. 

We work with you to develop the optimum button socket cap screw for your application. Our approach addresses performance, fitment, longevity, and safety factors. Advanced equipment, highly trained personnel, and expert engineering are combined to produce high-performing fasteners quickly and efficiently. 

Contact us for additional information about 316 series button socket cap screws. We can help you determine whether they can meet your needs.