Video Review – Inserts / Fasteners

To provide fastening points in composite and aluminum honeycomb paneling, we use potted inserts. This is done by first drilling a hole in the panel and creating a cavity by routing the core back from the hole. An insert is placed in the cavity, and it is secured in place using an adhesive. Our shop can produce machined inserts in numerous types, sizes, threads and materials. Rivnuts are similar to potted inserts, but there are some key differences. Unlike potted inserts, they do not require adhesive. The are installed using a special tool that mushrooms the end of the nut to secure it to the panel. They are a more cost-effective option, and they are ideal for non-structural applications where high strength is not necessary.