Rivet / Insert Nuts
A rivet nut, also known as a threaded insert or a blind rivet nut, is a mechanical fastener. It is a variation of the standard rivet. Because of their wide grip range tolerance, rivet nuts can be installed into a variety of material thicknesses. This one-piece, threaded, counter-bored tubular rivet can be anchored entirely from one side of the material in which it's installed.
Rivet nuts are easy-to-install, reliable fasteners that can provide strong load-bearing threads into weak or thin gauge materials such as castings, housings, panels, tubes, and extrusions. Rivet nuts are made to be automated and used in factory settings, power installation tools are often mounted to a six-axis robot. But for individual use, you can install rivet nuts using easy-to-operate and lightweight hand tools or air/hydraulic setting tools.