Rivet nuts are versatile fasteners that work well wherever a strong, easy-to-install blind fastener is needed. These fasteners are designed for use with hard materials such as steel or aluminum because the bulge that forms on the backside when installed applies pressure to the plate that can negatively stress softer materials. Located in Canton, MA, Electronic Fasteners offers a wide range of these practical fasteners.
Compared to bolts, self-tapping screws, and pressed inserts, rivet nuts offer a variety of benefits and possess characteristics that make them ideally suited to applications, industries, and products that include:
- Aerospace systems
- Refrigerators and freezers
- Playground equipment
- Office furniture
- Solar panels
- Medical devices
- Plastic products and components
- Military vehicles
- Swimming pools
The rivet nut is used widely throughout the automotive industry to attach items to dashboards and the chassis or during bodywork to connect components such as roof racks, spoilers, plastic fenders, radiators, and more. Because of this versatility, they are ideal for every stage of production. There’s no need for reworking after insertion, even when the workpiece has already been coated or painted.
Rivet nuts come in two styles: one forms a bulge on the blind side as the screw, pin, or bolt gets tightened, and the other pulls the fastener into a sleeve and doesn’t bulge – the application will determine which style is right for you. These fasteners are easy-to-install, reliable, and can provide strong, load-bearing threads into weak or thin gauge materials such as castings, housings, panels, tubes, and extrusions. They can also be used in automated factory assembly environments or installed individually using lightweight hand, air, or hydraulic tools.
The team at Electronic Fasteners boasts extensive knowledge about all kinds of fasteners. Contact us today to learn more about rivet nuts and whether they’re appropriate for your next project.