Serving Precision Metal Fabricators Since 1970
JHP Fasteners supplies self clinching studs in a range of sizes and styles. Aluminum, steel, and stainless steel varieties are available to meet the specific needs of your application. Inch or metric threads are available.
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 of the metal chassis. Parallel squeezing force is applied in order to secure the stud to the sheet metal panel.
These externally threaded fasteners become permanently mounted to a metal framework, reducing costs and assembly time by eliminating the necessity for loose hardware and additional installation processes. Self clinching studs are used for varying purposes, though all varieties are built to withstand high levels of torque, heavy weights, and constant, repeated pull by the attached components.
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Installing Self Clinching Studs
When installing a self-clinching stud, certain tolerances must be adhered to. The most important factors to consider when installing self-clinching studs are the ductility, thickness, and hardness of the sheet metal framework. A cold flow process between the chassis material and the fastener material causes the chassis metal to wrap around the clinch profile of the stud, securing it and locking the fastener in place. Using a material that is too thin or too hard will prevent the self-clinching process from working correctly.
Captive Fastener’s Self Clinching Studs vs. PEM® Studs*
Since 1987, JHP Fasteners has been selling Captive Fastener’s self-clinching studs and other self-clinching hardware. In those 25-plus years, we’ve found that Captive’s products are as good as or better than the similar, but more well-known, PEM® studs, no matter the application.
When comparing dimensions, geometry, and durability, Captive Fastener’s self-clinching studs are an ideal alternative to PEM® studs. When comparing quality and value, Captive products have proven to be the better option. Make Captive Fasteners your new fastener solution and you’ll quickly discover why we’ve chosen them as the sole supplier of our self-clinching studs. Click here for the Captive Fastener equivalent for the PEM series.
Self Clinching Stud Material Types
Selecting the Right Self Clinching Stud
As a leading fastener supplier, JHP offers self-clinching studs in a variety of sizes, strengths, and types. Choosing the right one for your needs depends on several factors: the application in which the self-clinching stud will be used, the panel material to which it will be attached, and the components that will be attached to the fastener. Our expert team can help you select the self-clinching stud that will work best for your application.
Contact JHP Fasteners Today For Self Clinching Studs
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** “PEM” is a registered trademark of Penn Engineering®. JHP Fasteners is not an authorized distributor for Penn Engineering® . We are an authorized distributor for Captive Fastener Corporation. Captive Fastener Corporation parts are equivalent to Penn Engineering® part numbers in form, fit & function.