Why Use Rivet Nuts?
(Bollhoff Rivnut®)

A rivet nut is a counterbored tubular rivet with female internal threads that act as the “nut”.  The original trademarked brand name of a rivet nut is Bollhoff’s RIVNUT®, which we have been proudly distributing for nearly 40 years.  A rivet nut is designed to be installed into the parent application, which is typically a thin sheet metal or plastic, and during installation, it forms a bulge on the back side of the parent application.  The installation takes seconds to occur and no damage nor secondary finishing work is required on the rivet nut nor parent application.  Once installed, the rivet nut “squeezes” the front and back of the parent application as to allow a male threaded bolt to be tightened into its female threads.  The installed RIVNUT® provides REUSABLE high-quality internal threads for secondary attachments via a threaded bolt.  Put another way, RIVNUTS® can be used as a rivet to assemble two or more materials, and as a nut for the secondary removable attachment of a mating part with a male bolt.

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Total Quality Solutions

Since 1983, Rivet Nut USA (an operating division of Cardinal Components, Inc.) has been a certified stocking supplier of rivet nut fasteners and related installation guns/ tooling. Cardinal Components is a Preferred Authorized Bollhoff Distributor (Rivnut®, Plusnut®, Rivkle®, Hexnut®). To provide our customers the best availability and variety, we also offer non-Bollhoff rivet nuts & fasteners.

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Our standard is offer short lead-times at competitive pricing, revert quotes the same day and answer the phone by the third ring. Give us a shot! Read more about us below, and please review our customer testimonial page.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE: Select us as your trusted rivet nut distributor and gain a partner that is eager to provide you 360 degree support! We can help along each step: design, prototype, PPAP, assembly, installation and issue resolution. Our deep technical expertise is communicated in a way that you can understand it specific to your application. By discussing your fastening needs with our team, we can identify which threaded nut inserts (or other fasteners we offer) would be best. Often our support can identify environmental aspects that may affect the choice of fastener type or composition.

INSTALLATION TOOLING: If you are looking for rivet nut installation tool, we offer industry-leading German-engineered Bollhoff Rivnut® installation tools/ guns, such as the Bollhoff P2007 (pull-to-pressure), P2005 (pull-to-stroke), B2007 (battery-operated pull-to-pressure), P3007 (large rivet nuts), P2007PN (small Plusnuts®), and P3007PN (large Plusnuts®). These pneumatic tools are for medium-to-high volume production requirements and install fasteners in about two seconds, while being built of the highest quality and reliability. We stock repair parts for same day shipment and have a tool repair lab with quick turnaround. We have our battery-operated, cordless rivet nut gun for ultimate mobility (lose the lines). For low-volume installation tooling, give us a call to learn about the variety of manual tools we offer to facilitate your perfect installation. You can also visit our tooling page for more information!

ONE-STOP-SHOP: By sticking with Rivet Nut USA for all your fastening needs, you’ll gain the quickest issue resolution in the industry. We resolve most issues same day, and we do EVERYTHING possible to avoid shutting down a production line. (Best Advice: Try to avoid too many cooks in the kitchen. Don’t buy Rivnuts® from one distributor and tooling/ guns from another distributor! Should you encounter an issue, it will take too long to resolve and you may find difficulty in assigning accountability!)

ISO 9001 QUALITY: We offer customers a battle-tested ISO 9001 certified quality system that assures consistent and high-quality production standards with appropriate documentation (sales order confirmation, packing slip, material certification, plating certification, etc.).

If you are looking for high-quality Rivnut® fasteners, rivet nut fasteners, threaded inserts, and more, please trust your experts at Rivet Nut USA and contact us today for a quote!

High Quality Distributor and Supplier of RIVETKING® Rivets Nationwide!

Since 1983 Rivet Nut USA has been a certified supplier of rivet type fasteners and related installation tooling. Rivet Nut USA operates as a division of Cardinal Components Inc, and is an authorized distributor for RIVETKING® and Goebel®. The main rivets that we offer are standard blind, multi-grip, and lockbolts. To provide our customers with the best variety and most accessible products, we also offer non-industrial specialty rivets and fasteners, which are available through SI Penn Engineering.

A rivet is a mechanical fastener that permanently joins two materials together, typically used in thin sheet metal and composite applications for fast high quality repeat installations. The rivet fastener is made to exacting tolerances. We have a complete selection of types (standard blind, structural, multi-grip, lock bolts, etc.) and materials (Aluminum, Steel, Stainless, Copper). Paired with our fine rivet installation tools, Rivet Nut USA offers customers a reliable one-stop-shop for your reliable total fastening system. Not sure which product is best for your application? No problem, just give us a call or send us a quote and we will help you identify the part and tools that best fit your needs!

Rivet Nut USA is your one-stop-shop for rivets, rivet nuts, specialty fasteners, and installation tooling. We make the order process quick and easy. Simply give us a call or send us an email and we can provide you a quote the same day! We can also supply the best tool for your installation needs. Did you know we will offer the best pricing with a blanket order, then hold your inventory up to 12-months to facilitate just-in-time delivery into your production line? Blanket orders strengthen your supply chain in these days of shortages and long delivery times. We will hold your quantity and ship as you need it, most often within 24 hours! Rivet Nut USA is committed to meeting customers’ requirements with excellence in products and services utilizing continual improvement methods focusing on product quality, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction and loyalty.