|Specification||Thread distance||Min. Thickness||Hole Size+0.08||Diameter-C0.13||H|
Self Clinching Fasteners
Installed with a press, Self-Clinching Fastener provides load-bearing threads in thin metal sheets.
Self-clinching parts, nuts, studs, spacers and other fasteners can help engineers meet design-for-assembly goals.
The self-clinching fastener was created almost 80 years ago to provide load-bearing threads in metal sheets too thin to tap. Today, Dozens of types of self-clinching fasteners in thousands of variations share this design advantage.
Myriad applications exist for self-clinching parts. They are used to assemble aerospace and automotive components, medical devices. electronic equipment. appliances, communications systems and countless other products. In many cases, these fasteners have enabled the development of thin metal designs that would otherwise be impossible. The fasteners can be installed in metal sheets as thin as 0.012 inch.
While self-clinching parts are inappropriate for heavy-duty structural attachment applications, there are many onboard automotive applications where self-clinching parts can play vital roles in reducing loose hardware, enabling secure attachment. and ultimately contributing to lighter designs.