Press hardware is a commonly used element in many metal fabrication projects. In this article, we are going to discuss what press hardware is and when you should implement press hardware into your metal fabrication project.
Press Hardware Defined
First thing’s first, let’s define what press hardware is. Press hardware is hardware that is connected to sheet metal components through the application of pressure. Press hardware is specifically designed with teeth that help secure the hardware to the sheet metal component. There are many types of press hardware that can be used in a given metal fabrication project. Here are a few common types of press hardware:
- Threaded vets. These are used to attached sheet metal components to one another.
- Threaded studs. These can be used as grounding screws, or to attach components together.
- Internal threaded standoffs. These can be used to elevate and attach circuit boards.
These are just a few common types of press hardware. There is a wide range of specialty hardware that can be used in custom applications, such as:
- Locking nuts
- Flush insert nuts
- Keyway standoffs
- Threaded panel fasteners
How Press Hardware can Save you Money
Utilizing press hardware in your metal fabrication project can help save you time and money by removing the need to use loose hardware on the assembly line. This can streamline the operation, reduce assembly times, and ultimately save you money.
Data Metalcraft, Inc.
At Data Metalcraft, we offer customized, turnkey solutions for all of our metal fabrication needs. We employ highly-skilled metal fabrication professionals. We work with you through every stage of the metal fabrication process – from design, through assembly, and packaging. Our project managers are well-equipped to handle all of the needs of your metal fabrication project and within your set budget. Contact us today at our Arlington facility to set up a time to chat about how we can help you with your next metal fabrication project.