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Gesipa was approached by an automotive customer who needed three rivet nuts to mount the rear windscreen motor so as to create a weather-resistant and anti-rattle joint. 

The customer also requested special surface treatment coating and a chamfer on the rivet nut flange for easy side-by-side placement of three rivet nuts in the same application.

Gesipa designed an M6 square-bodied rivet nut with a special chamfer and coating on the flange to go into the application.

CAD models were initially used to check the working parameters of the nuts and consequently first samples went onto the assembly line after passing all the required tests.

Key benefits of product application

  • Stephen Dovernor, technical account manager, said: ‘A square-bodied rivet nut is used in applications to allow extra security during the assembly process when compared with a round-bodied rivet nut. It provides high torque-to-turn values in applications giving a highly secure joint.’
  • ‘Also, when on assembly line there are chances of mistaking a set rivet nut with a weld nut. Thus a square-bodied rivet nut helps to distinguish it from a weld nut hence resulting in minimal operational failures.’

Gesipa Blind Riveting Systems

With more than 50 years of designing, manufacturing and technical expertise, Gesipa Blind Riveting Systems are world leaders in producing an extensive range of rivets, rivet nuts, rivet nut studs, associated tools and bespoke solutions.

With more than 50 years of designing, manufacturing and technical expertise, Gesipa Blind Riveting Systems are world leaders in producing an extensive range of rivets, rivet nuts, rivet nut studs, associated tools and bespoke solutions.

With ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO/TS 16949:2009 accreditation, advanced machinery, quality control system and professional sales services, Gesipa continues to secure its reputation within the industry as the preferred manufacturer and supplier of blind fastening solutions.

The company successfully made its mark in the fastening sector by meeting and exceeding the demanding requirements of its national and international customers in the automotive, construction, railway, white goods, electronics and many other varied industries. This continues to be achieved through highly experienced and innovative employees, continuous investment in top-quality machinery, continuous improvement processes and vigorous quality and testing methods and the ability to develop bespoke fastening solutions quickly and cost effectively.

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