Self-threading screws are designed to cut their thread into the material they’re being screwed into. This makes them a convenient option when you don’t have access to a tap or die set and need to create a threaded hole in a material that would otherwise be difficult to thread.
Electronic and automotive fasteners
Common examples of electronic and automotive fasteners include self-threading screws, nuts, bolts, rivets, clips, posts, and washers. These fasteners are designed to securely hold parts together, absorb shock and vibration, provide electrical insulation, protect against environmental elements such as moisture, dust, dirt, and heat, and create a tight seal for airtight applications.