Threaded metal inserts have been made since the early 90s that are used in a multiple range of products and industries. Metal inserts have been used by automotive, aerospace, furniture design, military and medical applications. The first thing to know about metal inserts application is to determine the appropriate size production and the size of the hole that the insert is going into. Next would be to twist the insert into the drill head which will be used to install the insert into the desired location of the part you are using. The way it works is because of the double thread on the insert where the inside thread is twisted on the drill and the outside thread into the hole that is found on the part that is being used. First you drill forward until insert is all the way inside the hold and is secured by the part, then you drill backwards to release the insert from the drill.
Those applications allow inserts to be installed at flush or below surface application, they can be applied to wood, foam or plastic products. There are all types of aviation fasteners used to day from especially automotive fasteners and Aviation fasteners. Fasteners Distributors has become a big industry as the request or the need for them has increased. Annual forums show how the supply and demand curve is increasing every year and that is why it’s such a lucrative industry. Technifast has broaden its manufacturing capabilities to produce a wider range of inserts for various applications including a broad range of self-tapping fasteners. This wide range stretches to self-cutting threaded inserts, blind self-tapping inserts and through-tapped metric OD inserts, which can manufactured according to the design and specifications of the customer by simply providing design drawings and specifications.