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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.