Riv Nuts, Rivet Nuts, Rivnut
Rivnuts were first developed by the BF Goodrich Company in the 1930s and are now sold under the trademark RIVNUT(r). These nuts are also called threaded inserts or blind rivet nuts. A rivnut's internal makeup is made up of one piece, which can be attached to one side. Rivnuts were originally used to attach de-icing boots onto aircraft wings. Rivnuts come in many sizes and are therefore available in many varieties. They are still essential components in aviation.
Rivet nuts have a major strength in that they are blind, much like traditional rivets. These fasteners can be attached securely from only one side of the workpiece. You don't have to struggle to get around the bolt to attach the material with the nut. After the rivet nuts are installed, you can attach your material with any externally threaded fastener. Rivet nuts have many advantages that allow them to be used in a variety of applications that other blind rivets can't. While we've already spoken of aviation manufacturing, rivet nuts can be used in many other areas, including office furniture, appliances, automotive manufacturing and solar installations. They can also be used to make electronics, electronic equipment, batteries, hot tubs, military equipment and boats.
Rivet nuts offer more versatility than self-tapping screws and pressed inserts. Rivet nuts can be made of steel, stainless steel or brass and can also be used in a variety of other applications. If you are looking for a closed end rivet nut, these are the best. They allow for water ingress and are faster to assemble. Rivet nuts can be used with six-axle robots or other automated tools. A rivet nut is a fastener that can be easily installed using either air rivet nut tooling, or hand tooling.