Hardware Insertion

Inserting or welding bushes and studs as one of the last stages of manufacturing.

Self-clinching and welding fasteners are nuts, studs, and standoffs that are designed to attach components to thin sheet metal, creating permanent and reusable, load-bearing connections with less hardware.


Once we have folded up our sheet metal work it often needs to have bushes and studs inserted as one of the last stages of manufacturing.

Many of the parts that we manufacture need to have male and female threads permanently pressed into place within their design. We can press in bushes and studs of all sorts of styles, in a vast range of sheet metal work. By cutting the correct hole-size the insert can be easily positioned accurately in the component and the part securely pressed into place either using our Inserter.

Self-clinching/Welding Studs

Studs are categorized as a fastener with no head, which has threads at both ends of the shank. A self-clinching stud is designed to become a permanent fixture of the part, component, or device onto which it’s installed. Installation is usually performed during the initial fabrication stage or in final assembly. Parallel squeezing force is applied in order to secure the stud to the sheet metal panel, just like a screw, one end of a stud is inserted into an internally tapped hole and tension is induced by tightening a nut on the other end.

Weld fasteners are ideal for applications which require a threaded fastener that is more sturdily attached to a sheet metal surface than a self-clinching fastener, rivet, or rivet nut. Weld fasteners can be utilized in light, medium or heavy industrial manufacturing to produce sub-assemblies, framework, weldments, architectural components, and more. Anything manufactured from steel or sheet metal is a potential application for weld fasteners.

Studs are typically used with Capacitor Discharge (CD) Welding and Arc Welding.

See also:

Precision Laser Cutting

Capacity to slice ferrous and non-ferrous materials.

Metal Art

Design and produce special and decorative metal pieces.

Metal Finishing

Knowing the most important processes of sheet metal working.

Welding and assembly

Welding, assembling, integrating and test systems.