Self-clinching and press-in fasteners create permanent robust threads in thin metallic and non-metallic sheets. Squeezing self-clinching hardware into punched or drilled holes of ductile metal sheets displaces the host material into carefully designed recesses that prevent the fasteners from rotating and removal. Press-in fasteners are normally pushed into pre-formed holes of soft metallic and non-metallic sheets such as aluminum and pcb, respectively. They rely on a press fit and the clamping action of the mating fastener to provide performance and retention. Both types of engineered fasteners facilitate a consistent installation and eliminate extra hardware for a compact and attractive design.
Self-clinching and press-in studs provide permanent male threads in thin metallic and non-metallic sheets such as aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel and pcb. They install easily and permanently in drilled or punched holes and transfer excellent push-out and torque-out capacity. Studs are available in a wide variety of thread sizes, materials, finishes and options.