What are Rivet Nuts?
Rivet nuts are simple and reliable fasteners with internal threads that can be installed into thin materials such as panel, tube, extrusions, castings, plastics, and many other materials providing strong load-bearing threads. Once installed, the fastener remains captive to which a mating component can be attached using standard hardware.
Rivet nuts offer many benefits over nuts, bolts, weld nuts, self-tapping screws, and pressed inserts, primarily their faster assembly and lower installation costs. Rivet nuts are assembled “blind” from one side only, ideal for assembly of box, tube, extrusions, or closed sections. Rivet nut installation is very efficient by using easy-to-operate, inexpensive, lightweight hand tools or handheld powerful air/hydraulic setting tools. Rivet nuts install into a wide range of material thicknesses due to their wide grip range tolerance.
A rivet nut is applied strictly as a mechanical fastener with minimal deformation of the work-piece and no damage to pre-painted surface coatings. Installation is environmentally friendly and produces no harmful gasses, heat, dust or electromagnetic fields to affect workers.