Today’s topic is press hardware, and how using it in your design can reduce time on your assembly line, which (in turn) can reduce costs.
What is Press Hardware?
Press hardware is specially designed hardware that is permanently attached to sheet metal components by inserting the hardware into a hole in the sheet metal, applying pressure into the hardware base and pressing it into the metal.
The hardware has specially designed teeth that secure the hardware to the metal.
Common Types of Press Hardware
There is a variety of hardware used for various applications. Common types of press hardware include:
- Threaded vets, which are attached to components to one another
- Threaded studs, which can be used to attached components together or used as grounding screws.
- Internal threated standoffs, which are commonly used to elevate and attach circuit boards.
In addition to these common styles, there is also a wide variety of specialty hardware available for custom applications. For example, there are locking nuts, flush insert nuts, keyway standoffs, and threaded panel fasteners.
By incorporating press hardware fasteners into your design, you eliminate the need to use loose hardware on your assembly line. Using permanently attached press hardware in your assemblies streamlines your operation, improving your bottom line by reducing time to assemble as well as management costs.
Twin Cities Metal Fabricator
At Data Metalcraft, we offer turnkey solutions for a wide variety of metal fabrication projects. For decades, we have been assisting our clients throughout every step of the process, from design to assembly. Our team has the skills and experience needed to ensure your project is a success.
Contact us today at our facility in Arlington, MN to discuss your project and how we can help!