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Need A Stronger More Secure Connection? Lockbolt (Pin & Collar) is the Answer!

October 3, 2023

What are Lockbolts and What are they Used for? When you think about a bolt, you think about a typical setup of a bolt and nut to secure an application. What if the elements you’re securing together have massive vibration? Enter the Lockbolt, a two-piece ribbed pin and collar fastening system! Instances where a torqued bolt and nut could be... View Article

What is a Threaded Nut Insert for Plastics?

September 19, 2023

Threaded nut inserts are precision machined metal components that are engineered to secure them into plastic. There are two installation methods that are used. In-Molded installation is when the insert is set before the plastic is poured and After-Molded installation is when the insert is set after the plastic is poured (this will typically create some plastic scrap or “curly q’s”... View Article

NAS1329 & NAS1330 National Aerospace Standard Fasteners

August 25, 2023

Nearly 100 years ago, the BF Goodrich Company invented the rivet nut for an aerospace application and trademarked it as the RIVNUT® (Bollhoff Inc. is now the proud manufacturer of the RIVNUT®). The original design and use for the RIVNUT® was for the sole purpose of easily attaching/removing rubber de-icers to aerospace/aviation wings. At the time that this assembly method was implemented,... View Article

Aluminum, Steel, and Stainless Steel Rivet Nuts

August 3, 2023

Aluminum, Steel, and Stainless Steel are the three raw materials used to make rivet nuts, also referred to as internally threaded nut inserts, or Rivnuts®. WEIGHT Aluminum fasteners are extremely lightweight, weighing about one third as much as steel.  Aluminum is good for nautical marine, automotive, and aerospace applications that focus on weight reduction opportunities. MAGNETISM Aluminum is made of... View Article

Goebel® Rivets | Goebel® Rivets Distributor | Goebel® Rivets Supplier

August 1, 2023

Rivet Nut USA is New Authorized Distributor of Goebel® Rivets Rivet Nut USA, a distributing division of Cardinal Components, Inc., has partnered with Goebel Fastener, Inc. to become their newest authorized distributor and supplier of Goebel® blind rivets, G-Grip lockbolt™ collar rivets, blind fastening products and installation pneumatic/battery tooling. Rivet Nut USA provides world class products to industrial, commercial, military... View Article

Countersunk Rivet Nuts vs Regular Rivet Nuts:
Which is Better?

June 21, 2023

When it comes to fastening materials together, rivet nuts or Rivnuts®, are a popular choice. But when should you choose countersunk rivet nuts over regular rivet nuts? This guide will help you understand the differences between the two and make an informed decision for your specific needs. What are Rivet Nuts? Rivet nuts, also known as threaded inserts, Rivnuts®, and... View Article

PLUSNUTS® in Cargo Vans and Conversion Vans – A Guide for Truck Enthusiasts

August 11, 2022

Rivet Nut USA is America’s #1 source for specialty fasteners, especially rivet nuts & PLUSNUTS® that conversion van enthusiasts use. Over the course of our nearly 40 years in business, we have seen a rise in blogs and forums on the internet sharing information about installing rivet nuts. While it is a reasonable idea for a weekender enthusiast to engage... View Article

What is the Bollhoff® ONSERT®? Adhesive Bonding without Welding

May 25, 2022

What if you need lightweight materials that offer a male or female fastening solution, and does not require access nor affect the backside of the parent material? Then insert the Bollhoff® ONSERT® fastener!!!! ONSERT® Quick and Process-Reliable Bonding of Fastening Elements Step 1: Dispensing. The adhesive is squeezed onto the fastener. Step 2: Joining. The fastener with the adhesive is... View Article

Rivnut® Kits | Rivet Nut Kits | Threaded Insert Kits

June 15, 2021

For common, everyday applications – Rivet Nut USA has come up with the PERFECT assembly, installation and repair solution for brittle or thin materials – Rivet Nut Kits! Each rivet nut kit comes in a molded plastic case that contains an assortment of rivet nuts (also known as threaded inserts) and the needed manual installation tools. Included in the plastic... View Article

AVK Blind Threaded Inserts (Rivet Nuts) and Studs

April 7, 2021

Rivet Nuts are Known, or Called by, many Different Generic Names and Trademarked Brand Names, such as: AVK Industrial Products (“AVK”) threaded inserts Avdel® Nutserts® Bollhoff Rivnuts® Bollhoff Rivkles® Blind rivet nuts Blind rivets Rivet studs Blind threaded stud Pull up studs Blind fasteners Nut plates Each manufacturer has its own name, part number and designation for threaded rivet nut... View Article