A rivet nut, also known as a blind rivet nut or threaded insert, is a one-piece internally threaded and counterbored tubular rivet that can be anchored entirely from one side. There are two types: one is designed to form a bulge on the back side of the panel as a screw is tightened in its threads. The other is similarly drawn in using a screw, but is drawn into the sleeve instead of creating a bulge
A rivet nut is a captive fastener designed to replace conventional hexagon or square nuts. They are becoming increasingly popular as they are very easy to install and remain captive in the panel so they can't be lost.
Rivet nuts can also be called Rivnuts, Nutserts or Sheet Nuts.
High Torque values can be achieved with the proper selection of Rivet Nut Body Style which includes
- Smooth Rivet Nut
- Ribbed Rivet Nut
- Swaged Threaded Inserts
A swage nut
threaded insert is used on sheet metal. This is a popular method for adding strong, load-bearing threads to a relatively thin piece of soft sheet metal.
1. Swage type thread Self Locking Inserts
2. Swage type Square full thread Inserts
- HEX Rivet Nut
- Blind Rivet Nut
Choosig the Rivet Nut for its Optimum Performance as per its application depends on the number of factors :
- Torque Value
- Smooth, Ribbed, Swaged or Hex Body Style
- Parent Material
- Grip Range
- Rivet Material
- Application Environment
- Rivet Strength
- Size of Rivet