A T-slot nut is used with a threaded clamp to position and secure pieces being worked on in a workshop. The T-slot nut slides along a T-slot track, which is set in workbench or table for a router, drill press, or bandsaw. T-slot nuts are also used with extruded aluminum framing, such as 80/20, to build a variety of industrial structures and machines.
A T-slot bolt is generally stronger than a T-slot nut and hex-head cap screw.
clarify] and the T-slot nuts to fit into them comprised the first modular system developed for use in mechanical engineering in 1980 by item Industrietechnik. The item aluminum framing system has since been expanded to include a variety of t-slot nuts that have been designed for specific applications.[
The item system is very similar to the "channel-and-groove design" used in some toys.
CAD model of a rotating T-nut used with aluminum T-slots/ T-track/ extrusions
- Erik Oberg et al. "T-Bolts, slots, nuts and tongues" (2008). Machinery's Handbook, 28th ed. New York: Industrial Press. p. 1632–1634.
- ASME B5 standards committee
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