What does a flange screw look like?
What is a flange head screw used for?
The flange head lies flat on the surface of the material into which it is screwed. It is commonly used in the furniture industry to attach hard fibreboard panels to the rear of cabinets and shelves. The flat, washer-like head of the screw saves space and enlarges the contact surface on the fibreboard.
What are flange bolts called?
Flange bolts (washer bolts) have a flange cast into the bolt head, which acts in the same way as a washer, to spread the load over a wider area. Often used in car manufacturing for example, this type of bolt enables much faster installation on an assembly line than a traditional bolt and washer.