17 March 2015
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UK INVESTMENT PAYS OFF

A bespoke rivet nut with splined wedges formed on top of head, factory-made at Gesipa’s UK manufacturing facility, has proved a recent success for one of the company’s customers.

The design brief for an automotive customer was to stop the fasteners mating part from turning when set in body-in white component. The solution, which proved to be a blind rivet nut with splined wedges on top of the rivet nut head, was designed and manufactured by the Gesipa team. And to prevent these splined wedges getting damaged when setting into the application, a special nosepiece was also designed to be used with the rivet nut setting tool.

This was all achieved as a result of high efficiency and capacity of the rivet nut and nut stud facility in the UK. Gesipa UK now produces approximately 12 million rivet nuts and nut studs per month and is well equipped to serve different industries supporting various applications across the globe.

The company has invested in its UK manufacturing facility over the years in order to achieve a strategy to centralise its production of threaded inserts and carry-out a gradual transition of the product range from catalogue parts to specialised products. Growth of the UK plant has been very evident in terms of bespoke rivets nuts and nut stud manufacturing. Today, around 430 special types of rivet nuts and 30 different varieties of nut studs are manufactured at the facility; this is to be further enhanced with the capabilities of new nut machines which are now lined up in corporate blue and yellow colours and producing product from thread sizes M4 up to M10.

Manufacturing with variations such as hexagonal body – giving higher torque to turn, square body – to form a secure lock, profile body – giving a pivot point, wedge head – to provide higher torque to turn in softer materials and, large flange – providing larger load baring surfaces, there is always a possible variant available to fit specific customer application requirements.

Author
Paul Gay

Related Companies

Gesipa Blind Riveting Systems Ltd

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