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.
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