Socket Head Cap Screw ASME B18. 3-2003 5/16 inch in Bright Zinc Plated (BZP) Steel
Also known as an Allen screw or Allen bolt, or simply a cap screw, socket head cap screws are a more modern alternative standard machine fastener to the standard hexagon headed bolt or setscrew, as found on much modern machinery. A hex key (otherwise known as an Allen key) is required to fit these fasteners. Conforming to ASME/ANSI B18.3, the contact surfaces of this screw or bolt are protected from external damage. Generally manufactured with a partial thread beyond a certain length and nominal diameter combination, but occasionally some stock may include a fully threaded shank at the same combination.