Mil-Spec Rivet Nuts in Aluminum, Steel And Stainless Steel
Rivet nuts are fasteners that are specifically designed to be installed into thinner materials, such as panels, extrusions, plastics, ceramics, and more. They are used in a wide range of mil-spec and aerospace applications as NAS rivet nuts.
These components are installed using a special tool with a threaded stud. This stud engages the thread of the rivet nut and pulls upward. This causes a portion of the rivet nut’s body to deform and expand against the reverse side of the installation material, creating a secure permanent joint to which a screw or bolt can be attached. They allow for fast assembly, reduced installation costs, and secure seams.
In addition to their use as aerospace and mil-spec fasteners, they can also be used as leg levelers in appliances and electronic cases, and to add various hardware attachments, such as securing luggage racks to automobiles. They are used as components in boats, motorcycles, and RVs.