To Gall or Not to Gall? How to Balance Fastener Performance and Wear Resistance

Published On: September 3rd, 2018

September 3, 2018 | One of the most common problems that occur when tightening fasteners is ‘galling’. While galled fasteners will certainly not be loose, the related joint won’t be properly tensioned and can fail from fatigue when put under service loads. As a result, the equipment may be affected, with mating components being seized, stripped, twisted off or sheared.

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