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Rivet nut

A rivet nut, also known as a blind nut, rivnut, threaded insert or nut-sert,[1] is a one-piece internally threaded and counterbored tubular rivet that can be anchored entirely from one side. There are two types: one is designed to form a bulge on the back side of the panel as a screw is tightened in its threads. The other is similarly drawn in using a screw, but is drawn into the sleeve instead of creating a bulge.[2][3]


The first rivet nut was created and named rivnut by BF Goodrich in the 1930s. It was first used to mount rubber de-icing boots to aircraft wings.[4]


In the field of aviation, rivnuts are often used to attach various items, such as static dischargers and inspection access covers, to the surface of an aircraft.


Rivet Nuts and its assembly technology are used in wide range applications: 1. Cars and motorcycles, bumpers, safety belts, airbag, etc. 2. Commercial vehicles, trailers, fire engines electrical and electronic products, safety cabinets, etc. 3. Food processing industry, ovens, extraction hoods, fast food counter, etc. 4. Heating and ventilation plant, air condition units and heating boilers, etc. 5. Office furniture, cash registers, chairs, desks, photocopiers, etc. 6. Building and civil engineering, street furniture, conservatories in leisure area, climbing walls yachts, swimming pools, etc.

See also



  1. ^ Smith, p. 112.
  2. ^ McMaster-Carr, p. 3213.
  3. ^ McMaster-Carr, p. 3215.
  4. ^ Smith, pp. 111–112.


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