Advantages of Self-Clinching Fasteners
August 6, 2018
Aero-Space Southwest supplies Self-Clinching Hardware in a variety of types such as: nuts, studs, spacers, standoffs, pins, concealed-head, flush, floating, locking, right angle and sheet joining, as well as others.
Some of the advantages of self-clinching fasteners are:
- They provide strong threads in very thin material.
- May be installed using any standard Arbor press.
- Provide high push-out and torque-out resistance.
- Do not require special hole preparation, such as chamfering and deburring.
- Reverse side of material remains flush.
- No re-tapping necessary after application.
- Low installed costs, fewer parts to handle, fewer assembly steps and less assembly time.
When considering fasteners, it is important to consider if a self-clinching fastener should be specified. Whenever a component must be readily replaced and where "loose" nuts and hardware aren't going to be accessible, then a self-clinching fastener should be utilized. If you are building a chassis, enclosure or cabinet, consider if the "nuts" and "screws" can be reached after it is assembled. If your answer is they are not accessible, then self-clinching fasteners are the solution to your problem.