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Subject: Re: welding or press nuts

Date: 11/27/00 at 12:33 PM
Posted by: David Heath
E-mail: dmheath@telocity.com
Message Posted:

In Reply to: welding or press nuts posted by Bart Sioen on 03/01/00 at 1:43 AM:

Press nuts, as in PEM fasteners, are typically limited to a given torque and pull-out rating, depending on the nut size. Obviously, welded nuts have their limits too, but should withstand greater forces. Based on my experience and applications, press-in nuts are cheaper due to ease of installation and not having to setup for welding.

Depending on your application, I would go with press nuts. I use a lot of them in products I design and they are very handy. Any time I try to use welding in any application, it always turns out to increase the cost of a part drastically.

The only way I can see where welding would be more cost effective is if your quantities are high enough to justify automated welding.

Just my opinion.

Dave


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