Are rivet nuts and Nutserts the same?

As a general rule, the term rivnut is used to describe any brand of fastener that is strictly a tubular all aluminum rivet threaded on the end… Nutserts on the otherhand, can be had in all aluminum, all steel, aluminum body with a steel threaded inserts, or even other combinations.

Which rivnut tool is best?

The Best Rivet Nut Tool – 2021

  • Astro Pneumatic Rivet Nut Setter Kit, 60-Piece.
  • WETOLS Rivet Nut Tool Set, 14-Inch.
  • REXBETI Rivet Nut Tool Setter Kit, 14-Inch.
  • Aqqly Hand Rivet Nut Tool Setter Kit, 16-Inch.
  • RZX Hand Rivet Nut Tool Set System, 16-Inch.
  • TACKLIFE Auto Pumping Rod Rivet Nut Tool Kit, 14-Inch.

What can I use instead of Rivnuts?

Flowdrill offers a reliable alternative to Rivnuts also known as Blind rivet nuts by overcoming many of the challenges encountered by Rivnut users. A Flowdrill connection cannot spin in its hole; this results in less rework and a more reliable connection for you or your customer.

Can I use a regular rivet gun for rivet nuts?

Not exactly. If you have a rivet gun that has the proper insert dies to accommodate the rivnuts then you can. Otherwise you will have to purchase a rivet gun that contains the rivnut inserts that you choose to use. Each rivnut requires a tool die set to utilize them.

Can you use rivet nuts on fiberglass?

I would not use a Rivnut on fiberglass (I’ve tried). Rivnuts expand as you crimp them. So, initially they will be tight, but the expansion will have cracked the composite material (fiberglass) and it will come loose within a short time. A Well Nut is a better solution.

How do you pick a good Rivnut?

Where a flush surface is required, the countersunk head rivet style should be selected if there is enough material thickness to form a countersunk hole, slightly deeper than the head thickness of the rivet nut. If not, or the material is very thin material, then a reduced head version would be more suitable.

What is a ZERK nut?

Ah, the rivet nut. Initially they were sold under the trademark name RIVNUT®, but today you’ll find various brands in numerous shapes and sizes as a type of blind fastener. Sometimes they’re simply referred to as threaded inserts, or generically as Nutserts® (which is also a trademark brand name).

How strong are Rivnuts?

Their ease of use, high shear and tension strength, and lightning fast installation times are upgrades over traditional bolt and nut, and weld nut applications. A main strength of rivet nuts are that, just like with traditional rivets, they are blind.

Can you use Rivnuts in plastic?

The fasteners can be installed into all metals, most plastics and even ceramics. “Rivet nuts are great for plastics, where you don’t have the ability to weld or clinch a fastener,” says Victor Lanni, president of MDS Fastening Systems. The fasteners can be made from aluminum, steel, stainless steel, Monel and brass.

Do you need a tool for rivet nuts?

To install rivet nuts without a tool, you will still need more than just your bare hands. You will also need a bolt that 1) has its own nut, and 2) can fit into the rivet nut. You should also have a washer or larger bushing that can fit around the bolt fairly tight.

Can you use rivet nuts in plastic?

What makes a nutsert better than a rivet?

Also popular as threaded rivets, nutserts provide versatility and permanence once installed. They are ideal for new holes or prepared holes and hold any hardware in place tightly. They can also hold a bolt, which rivets cannot. When installed, a nutsert will actually expand and deform, which is how it manages to stay permanently in place.

Why are rivet nuts used in automated assembly?

In some manufacturing settings, rivet nuts are preferred because they enable faster assembly at reduced costs. Rivet nuts were made to be automated and can be used with a six-axle robot or other automated assembly tools. There are many powered rivet nut tools to use with rivet nuts.

Do you need special tools to install rivnuts?

As is the case with nutserts, you need special tools to install rivnuts. You can choose from spin-pull, spin-spin, and pull-to-pressure tools based on your requirements.

How is a rivet nut inserted into a mandrel?

The “spin-pull” tool also threads the rivet nut on the mandrel and is inserted through a pre-drilled hole. Pressure is applied to pull to a specified distance so that the rivet nut forms a bulge, then the mandrel spins in the opposite direction to disengage the rivet nut.