weld nut

weld nut

A solid nut provided with lugs, annular rings, or embossments to facilitate its attachment to a metal part by resistance welding.
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Applications include inspection of labels, part presence and orientation date/lot codes, vial caps, drilled holes, blister packs, and feeder bowls; verification of injection molding, packaging and electronic markings; weld nut presence and orientation; and end-of-mail indication.
Weld nuts are produced with weld lugs or protrusions to enable their use with standard projection welding equipment.
The second generation-which emerged in the 1920s, became more widely used after 1945, and is still here today-has involved engineered fasteners (self-clinching nuts, cage nuts, blind rivet nuts, weld nuts, threaded insert) preparing the metal sheet support by setting a threaded component, but still using nutsand bolts separately.
These inserts are practical alternatives to tapped holes, weld nuts, rivets, and self-drilling or tapping screws, and can be installed permanently anywhere using a hand-held portable tool.
These aluminum, brass, steel and stainless-steel threaded inserts can serve as practical alternatives to tapped holes, weld nuts, rivets and self-drilling or tapping screws.