Plastic applications include molded-in and pressed-in applications, where an insert is either inserted into the product at the time of manufacturing as the plastic molds and hardens around it, or pressed into a hole in the hardened, cool plastic.
A wide range of threaded insert sizes featuring a new design for molded-in use. Close tolerance of minor thread diameter and careful burnishing of inner thread crests assure snug fit on locating pins. Smooth ring and/or chamfer on ends of insert eliminates knurl teeth showing on surface of molded part.
Spiral knurled, open or closed-ended inserts for pressing into soft materials such as plastics, foamed plastics and rubber. Ideal for use where minimal pull-out strength is needed, but some torque resistance is required. Can also be molded-in and feature patented I.D. design for use with locating pins.
Designed for fast easy press-in installation, providing permanent threads in aluminum, soft metals and plastics. The knurled body locks tightly in the host material and its thick wall design prevents thread distortion. It also can be swaged to metal tubing.
Versatile, economical and trouble free, they offer easy, high-speed installation. Curved hooks and lateral flutes lock them into plastics, particle board and wood. Install with ultrasonic or thermal tools or just hammer or press them in.