Rivet Nuts and Their Applications
Rivet Nuts, also known as, Rivnuts, Nutserts or Threaded Inserts, are strong vibration proof captive nuts which can be installed in a wide variety of materials such as plastics, fibre glass, hardwood, sheet metal or composites, using a rivet nut tool. They are used for the rapid installation of a screw thread on the blind of a material without the need for a tap and die set. They may be installed on flat, curved, angled or tube surfaces as well as box sections. At the same time they may also be used to hold two or more panels together much like traditional rivets.
How Multi-grip Rivets Work
Intricate etchings around the circumference of the rivet enable the rivet to 'feel' the resistance of the materials being held together. When the resistance of the pulled rivet equals that of the materials then the mandrel breaks at a predefined force as set by the mandrel itself.
Reduce Stock Holding Costs
Standard rivets work within a very narrow grip range. At any time a workshop may be working on a wide range of material thicknesses. If using standard rivets then every job would require its own standard rivet often purchased by the thousand. A multigrip rivet will fix a wide range of material thicknesses: simplifying inventory and the time to order it.
Benefits of Multigrip Rivets
Besides savings in inventory costs Multigrip rivets have many other benefits:
1. Good hole fill compensating for irregular, oversized or missaligned holes
2. Spreads clamping load on rear sheet making it ideal for thin sheet applications
3. Provides strong vibration resistant joints
4. Retained stem - avoids electrical problems or rattleing due to loose stems
An examination of the technical aspects related to the products sold on this site such as:
- The relationship between Stress, Strain and Youngs Modulus
- Using Shear Strength to calculate the number of rivets required to hold together two pieces of metal
- How a rivet works
- Advantages of different screw points
- The different types of stainless steel and their merits