RivetLab supplies Australia’s most extensive range of Nutserts and Rivet Nuts. As well as Steel and Stainless Steel nutserts, we carry Aluminium Nutserts from M3-M16. In addition, we carry profiles such as large flange, low profile, closed and Hex Nutserts.
A nutsert, also known as rivet nut, rivnut, or threaded insert, is a one-piece internally threaded insert that can be installed in sheet metal and composite material from one side to create a permanent and reusable thread.
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.
They are available in various sizes as well as 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 Nutserts:
● 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.
Nutserts are commonly used in industries including aerospace and agricultural equipment, medical technology, construction, automotive industry, electronic appliances, furniture assembly, HVAC, boat building, playground equipment and more.
A rivnut, also known as rivet nut or nutsert, is a one-piece internally threaded insert that can be anchored from one side of a material to create a permanent and reusable thread. During installation, the mandrel of the rivnut tool engages the threaded part of the rivnut and crimps the rivnut body (the part without thread) with a pulling action until the body grips tightly against the material being fastened.
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 it is 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.
RivetLab supplies the most extensive range of rivnuts to help you complete your pending job, including rivnuts for special requirements, such as Jack Nuts, Well Nuts, Rivstuds and Plus Nuts. Rivnuts 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.
RivetLab also takes great pride in having an efficient customer service team. As the Authorised Service Centres for Gesipa®, FAR® and POP®, our well-trained sales team is ready to answer your queries as each staff member has the extensive product knowledge, especially about rivnuts. We can also help you to understand the best rivnut for your project.
When choosing a rivet nut, you should consider the grip range, which is the most important. 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 have similar resistance to stresses as bolts and nuts combinations. They can provide robust threads which can hold considerable weight. We recommend that you check 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.
What is the different body style feature of Rivet nuts?
There are numerous variants of rivet nuts. For example, there are round splined rivet nuts, hexagonal, half-hex, closed-ended or studded rivet nuts (Rivstuds).
How to install a rivet nut?
Most rivet nuts need to be installed by using a Rivnut tool. * You have the choices of manual ratchet tool, lever tool, cordless nutsert gun, pneumatic or spin-spin rivet gun, or hydro-pneumatic or spin-pull.