Threaded inserts are fasteners that allow an internal or external threaded component to be installed in or through an installation surface. They are installed using a special tool with a threaded stud. As the stud engages and the threads of the insert pulls upward, a portion of the body of the insert deforms and expands against the reverse side of the installation material. This action contributes to a secure, permanent joint. As a type of blind rivet, or blind threaded insert, these fasteners can be easily installed when only one side of a structure is accessible. They can also be used to repair damaged threads in existing threaded parts.
Our inventory includes a comprehensive range of threaded inserts that can be installed in a variety of materials, from metal and composites, to plastics and even ceramics. They are used in many applications as aerospace threaded inserts, automotive threaded inserts and more. They can be found in all manner of equipment and hardware, such as leg levelers, electronic cases, air conditioning and refrigeration units, luggage racks in automobiles, on motorcycles, RVs, boats, and more.
Steel threaded inserts are some of the most common types, although we can readily meet your needs when you’re searching for these fasteners in other materials. This includes aluminum threaded inserts and those made from stainless steel, brass, Monel and more. If you require these fasteners with a specific head style, we offer a range of options, from protruding heads that are used when a large bearing surface is needed, to low profile heads that can be placed nearly flush against the installation surface and require no countersinking or dimpling. You can also choose from a range of thread sizes—in metric and non-metric—through our catalog.
When you’re ready to get a quote or place your order, select the items you need and submit an RFQ. We’ll provide a prompt response. You can also call us to speak with a knowledgeable member of our staff, who can provide you with detailed information of our products and order fulfillment process. We can help when you need more information on product dimensional tolerances, plating, materials testing and certifications, RoHS, REACH, DFARS and Conflict Minerals requirements, or other details to ensure our products will meet with your mil-spec or OEM specifications. As a U.S.-based master stocking distributor with more than 30 years of experience, we can answer all of your questions and promptly address all of your fastener requirements, from stainless steel rivet nuts and Huck blind rivets to CRES speed fasteners.
Here at Rapid Rivet & Fastener Corp., we strive to deliver a fast and positive sourcing experience. Our service capabilities, longtime reputability, and commitment to quality are just a few of the reasons our customers continue to choose us. Our inventory is comprehensive and well maintained, so there’s no delay in having your order fulfilled and shipped in as little as 24 hours. Our shipping capabilities extend worldwide. Call us directly and we’ll have your account set up in just minutes.