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What is Bollhoff Rivclinch®? Joining Sheet Metal without Fasteners

March 22, 2021

  Bollhoff Rivclinch® Catalog, Click here to Download Catalog Bollhoff Rivclinch® is a specialized joining technology used for steel, stainless steel, aluminum and other non-ferrous materials. “Clinching” is a non-fastener, non-adhesive technique used to assemble two or more different pieces together by cold forming (pressing) the materials together. The connection is a permanently formed round or square indentation (point) that... View Article

Top 10 Questions OEMs Need to Answer for Rivet Nut Applications

October 6, 2020

There is an Expansive Variety of OEM Rivet Nut Applications: Aerospace Equipment Assembly Agricultural Equipment Assembly Appliance Assembly (Commercial & Residential) Aviation Equipment Assembly Boat Step Pad Assembly Cabinetry Assembly Car Assembly Construction Equipment Assembly Dock Panel Assembly Electronic Assembly Energy Component Assembly Folding Furniture Assembly Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System Assembly Helicopter Assembly Machine Tool Assembly Medical... View Article

Rivet Nut Gun | Rivnut® Gun

August 31, 2020

A Rivet Nut Gun, or Rivnut® Gun, is a tool used to install a Rivnut®, or rivet nut fastener. The pulling mechanism inside the tool engages the internal threads of the fastener to exert a pull, which causes the rivet nut shank to expand/upset against the blindside of the material that it is being fastened. These guns are typically actuated... View Article

Homemade Rivet Nut Tool | Homemade Rivnut Tool

June 5, 2020

After reading the article, you’ll be able to weigh your options of going the homemade, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) rivet nut tool route vs using the battle tested tools that Rivet Nut USA has provided for 35+ years. By now, you have seen videos of a Homemade Rivet Nut, Rivnut® or Nutsert® Tool. While these DIY tools may work once, twice or... View Article

What is a Nutsert®?

December 5, 2019

A “Nutsert®”, a branded name for the generically referred to “rivet nut”, is a tubular shaped metal fastener with internal threads. Branded types of rivet nuts include Nutsert® by Avdel®, Rivnut® by Bollhoff®, and Rivkle® by Bollhoff®. Many manufactures make rivet nuts, some choose to brand their rivet nuts for marketing purposes. Manufactures typically sell their rivet nuts through distribution... View Article

Top Tips for Rivet Nut Applications

September 13, 2019

A rivet nut is a specialty type of fastener that offers internal threads so a secondary material can be attached to the primary application. This specialty fastener is installed from just one side of the workpiece and is considered an optimal fastener choice when adding threads to thin or soft materials. Bottomline – when threads are required and only one... View Article

How Does a Pneumatic Nutsert Tool Work?

June 5, 2019

A pneumatic nutsert tool is air-powered. The air pressure supplied by a shop air compressor forces the hydraulic oil in the tool to create enough force to upset/install the fastener. Step 1: The pneumatic nutsert tool operator spins a rivet nut onto the tool’s threaded mandrel tip. Rivet Nut USA’s tools have “automatic” spin-on technology, saving an operator 1-2 seconds... View Article

Rivet Nut Distributor

February 4, 2019

Rivet Nuts and Weld Nuts Both a Rivet Nut and a Weld Nut are specialty fasteners that are installed into a parent material, and provide internal threads for screw-in attachments. These fasteners are cold headed from metal wire and finished machined to exacting tolerances. A Rivet Nut is a tubular rivet with internal threads. Rivet nuts are installed into your... View Article