A 10 MM Nylock Nut, also known as a nylon insert lock nut or elastic stop nut, is a type of locknut that is used to prevent fasteners from coming loose due to vibration or other forces. It is designed with a nylon insert at the top of the nut that acts as a locking mechanism. The nylon insert of a Nylock nut creates friction between the threads of the nut and the bolt or screw it is threaded onto. This friction helps to prevent the nut from loosening due to vibration or other forces. The nylon insert also deforms slightly when the nut is tightened, which provides additional locking action.
10 MM Nylock Nut are commonly used in applications where a standard nut may come loose over time, such as in automotive, aerospace, and construction applications. They are available in a variety of sizes and materials, including steel, stainless steel, and brass. It is important to note that Nylock nuts should only be used once and should not be reused. Reusing a Nylock nut can compromise its locking ability and can lead to the fastener coming loose. Additionally, Nylock nuts should not be used in applications where the temperature exceeds the melting point of the nylon insert, as this can also compromise its locking ability.a