Fixing vs Fastener

13:28 Sep 22, 2018
English to Italian translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering
English term or phrase: Fixing vs Fastener
Dear Colleagues,

I have a problem with these two terms: Fixing and Fastener; here there is an extract of the ST, to give you the context it's a DIY website in which is provided an explanation for these two terms:

"What is the difference between a fastener and a fixing? We often get confused as to what the difference between a fastener and fixing is. The two terms are often used interchangeably.
A fastener is a piece of hardware that joins two or more objects to keep them in place.
A fixing tends to be a piece of hardware that permanently fixes objects."

I am not able to convey this difference into Italian. I opted for "elemento di fissaggio" for fastener, however, the more suitable translation for fixing would be "fissaggio" instead of "serraggio" or "ancoraggio", but if I opted for "elemento di fissaggio" and "fissaggio", I would create confusion.

What do you suggest?

Many thanks for your help!

Luisa Serra
Local time: 11:55

Summary of answers provided
3Saldatura e bullone/vite
ida coppola



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fixing vs fastener
Saldatura e bullone/vite

The two definizione corresponsabile to the above terms in italian.

ida coppola
Local time: 11:55
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