Self Clinching Fasteners

These are often the most practical and effective method of joining thin sheet metal parts. Designed for permanent installation in an assembly, self clinching fasteners provide strong, reusable threads in panels too thin to be tapped and where it is not feasible or economical to use standard ones. They have effectively enabled the development of many thin metal designs that otherwise would not be possible.

Their primary use is to provide good pullout and torque loads where the sheet metal is too thin for secure fastening using other methods. Self clinching fasteners require fewer assembly operations than other traditional forms of fastening such as nuts and they also have greater reusability and more holding power than metal screws.

Self clinching fasteners can be installed during metal fabrication or during final assembly. They can simplify assembly operations as well as reduce installation costs as compared to other types of fasteners.


Features & Benefits
  • Create strong, reusable threads in metal as thin as 0.51mm
  • Provide high push out and torque out resistance
  • Do not require special hole preparation, such as chamfering and deburring
  • Can be used in hard to reach locations and where it is difficult to use bolts and nuts
  • Quick and simple installation
  • Surface of metal sheet remains flush, providing a neat appearance
  • No retapping necessary after application
  • Will not loosen and fall out, effectively protecting delicate components from damage
  • Eliminate the need for additional hardware such as washers, lock washers, nuts, or bolts in final assembly
  • Shorter assembly time as hardware installation is completed during fabrication
  • Low installation costs

Materials
  • Carbon steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminum

Types
Self Clinching:

  • Nuts
  • Flush Nuts
  • Studs
  • Standoffs
  • Floating Fasteners
  • Blind Fasteners
  • Self Locking Fasteners
  • Panel Fasteners
  • Miniature Fasteners

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