HACKENSACK, NJ – Captive brand self-clinching fastener products are available throughout Fastbolt’s product portfolio and locations beginning April 1, 2021.
A self-clinching fastener is any device, usually threaded, that, when pressed into metal, displaces the host material around the mounting hole, causing it to cold flow into a specially designed annular recess in the shank or pilot of the fastener. A serrated clinching ring, knurl, ribs or hex head prevents the fastener from rotating in the host material once it has been properly inserted. They can be installed during fabrication or during final assembly to eliminate loose hardware.
Self-clinching fasteners also support a thinner sheet metal, and permit a reduction in installation costs. Typical applications include the manufacture of computers, business machines, communication equipment, industrial controls, vending machines, automotive and other precision fabricated metal products.
Founded in 1974, Captive Fasteners produces a wide range of self-clinching fasteners under a strict quality control program including ISO 9001:2015, ensuring that its products meet or exceed all specifications and performance criteria. Its fasteners are available in three basic groups:
- Self-clinching fasteners for ductile materials
- Broaching fasteners for non-ductile materials
- Weld nuts #1 for sheet metal
Captive’s engineering department is available to work with Fastbolt in evaluating new applications and to develop special designs. Fastbolt is an ISO9001:2015, AS9100D and ITAR registered distributor of fasteners and electronic component hardware, that offers program management and custom solutions with a focus on the global supply chain and total in-placement costs. In 2011, a company ESOP was established where employees are eligible to participate in the success of Fastbolt and its customers. https://fastboltcorp.com/