RivetLab supplies Australia’s most extensive range of Rivet Nuts and Nutserts. Our inventory includes Steel and Stainless Steel nutserts and Aluminium Nutserts available in sizes ranging from M3 to M16. Additionally, we offer diverse profiles, such as large flange and low profile, and various body styles, including closed-end rivet nuts and Hex Nutserts.
Nutserts, Rivnuts, Rivet Nuts = Different Names, Same Reliable Product
While customers may refer to them differently – Nutserts, Rivnuts, or Rivet Nuts – these terms all point to the same reliable fastening product – one-piece internally threaded inserts that can be installed in sheet metal and composite material from one side to create a permanent and reusable thread. During installation, the mandrel of the rivnut tool engages the threaded part of the rivet nut. It crimps the rivet nut body (the part without thread) with a pulling action until the body grips tightly against the material being fastened.
Although Nutsert® is a trademark of Avdel UK Limited, it has become a generic name for any blind threaded insert with a body and flange. Nutserts are made from different materials, such as aluminium, steel, stainless steel, brass and rubber.
The first rivnut was created by BF Goodrich in the 1930s and sold under the trademark Rivnut®. Rivnut is now a trademark of BÖllhoff Inc., USA. Rivnuts are not only reliable fasteners but are also easy to install regardless of the thickness of the materials. In addition, they provide secured load-bearing threads into thin, soft materials such as extrusions, castings, housings, tubes, and panels.
Benefits of Using Rivet Nuts
Rivet Nuts are available in various sizes, grip ranges, and body and flange shapes. Compared to a screw or bolt, nutserts are radially swelled to the shape of a hole. It also prevents the weakening of substrates due to vibration over time. Maintaining the rigidity of the joined materials is essential to joint strength and a reliable hold.
Three Benefits of Using Rivet Nuts:
● They are blind fasteners, reliable, strong, and vibration-resistant
● They form a solid foundation for other threaded fasteners or screw-in bolts
● They are the best for mass production because they feature faster and easier assembly and can help lower installation costs.
Rivet Nuts are commonly used in aerospace and agricultural equipment, medical technology, construction, automotive industry, electronic appliances, furniture assembly, HVAC, boat building, playground equipment and more.
RivetLab supplies the most extensive range of rivet nuts to help you complete your pending job, including rivet nuts for special requirements, such as Jack Nuts, Well Nuts, Rivstuds and Plus Nuts. They are generally in stock, and we strive to dispatch your order in 24 to 48 hours Australian-wide. Our company has been in this business for many years now. We assure you that all our products have passed strict industry standards and are manufactured from strong, durable and premium quality materials.
When choosing a rivet nut, you should consider the grip range, which is the most crucial attribute. The grip range refers to the material thickness the rivet nut is inserted. Other attributes that need to be checked are hole size, material, body style, and flange/head size. Refer to the image below for the jargon used on rivet nuts. Read 5 Things to Remember to Make the Most of Rivet Nuts for more information.
How strong are rivnuts?
Rivnuts are incredibly strong and resist similar stresses as bolts and nuts combinations. They can provide robust threads that can hold considerable weight. We recommend checking the manufacturer’s performance data before making purchase decisions.
Can I use nutserts in different materials?
Yes. Nutserts can work with many materials, including carbon fibre, plastic, aluminium, steel, stainless steel and fibreglass.
How to install a rivet nut?
Most rivet nuts need to be installed by using a Rivnut tool. * You can choose a manual ratchet tool, lever tool, cordless nutsert gun, pneumatic or spin-spin rivet gun, or hydro-pneumatic or spin-pull.