Blind rivet nuts and studs for North American-Inch/Metric sizes

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Fastening technology for sheet metals and plastic materials

RIVNUT® blind rivet nuts and studs for North American-Inch/Metric sizes are the most versatile solution for fastening high-strength nut or bolt threads to components when tapped threads are not possible due to small wall thicknesses.


RIVNUT® blind rivet nuts and studs

For internal and external threads of components with small wall thicknesses, Böllhoff offers RIVNUT® blind rivet nuts and studs. These elements are mounted without counter pressure ("blindly") and can therefore also be set at hollow sections.
RIVNUT® blind rivet nuts and studs are available in many variations and sizes and therefore offer numerous fastening solutions with additional functions.


Blind rivet nuts

RIVNUT® blind rivet nuts and studs can easily be used in metal or plastic components as well as in many other material combinations.
Often for hollow bodies, profiles, housings or components with one-sided accessibility, the economical setting of the blind rivet nut and stud is the only possible solution.


  • Stable thread on thin-walled components
  • Installation in case of one-sided accessibility (blind assembly)
  • 2 functions (riveting and screwing)
  • Flexible application for every production step
  • The workpiece is not exposed to thermal stress.
  • Low capital expenditure


Example of a spindle lifting procedure

Here, the RIVNUT® blind rivet nut and stud is spinned on, upset and afterwards spinned off.

Blind rivet nut setting principle

Product types

The Original RIVNUT®

Here you find a selection of our wide product range.

  • Blind rivet nuts – head shapes

    Head shapes

    • Flat head
    • Countersunk head
    • Extra-small countersunk head

  • Blind rivet nuts – shank ends

    Shank ends

    • Open
    • Closed
  • Blind rivet nuts – shank forms

    Shank forms

    • Round body, plain
    • Round body, knurled
    • Hexagonal body
    • Part hexagonal body


  • Thick wall construction for ultimate tensile and push-out strength
  • Flat head, countersink, and hex styles available
  • Available in steel, stainless steel, aluminum and brass
RIVNUT® - PLUSNUT® (Blind rivet nuts with slotted shank)
Blind rivet nuts

PLUSNUT® has been specially designed for integration into plastic parts, hollow sections or sheet metals requiring high ultimate thread strengths. The slotted shank splays out into four "petals" on the blind side of the base material providing a large bearing surface and maximum ultimate thread strength.

Benefits compared to the original RIVNUT®

  • High ultimate thread strengths
  • Large clamp area
  • Great variation of component thicknesses with a blind rivet nut
  • Low radial tensions within the component


  • Large backside flange diameter for high pull-out loads
  • Slotted body for the widest available grip range
  • Ideal for plastic and thin sheet applications
  • Available in steel, stainless steel, aluminum and brass
RIVNUT® - RIVKLE® (European design for "true metric" hole sizes)
RIVNUT® / RIVKLE® blind rivet nuts and studs

The RIVKLE® product line features the standard European design for “true metric” hole sizes. As a global company, we are able to offer a wide variety of styles and thread sizes. We are also able to offer the RIVKLE® line in a number of materials including steel, aluminum and stainless steel.


  • European design for "true metric" hole sizes
  • Wide variety of styles and thread sizes
  • Available in steel, aluminum and stainless steel
RIVNUT® TW (Thin wall)

The TW (thin wall) line is designed as a lower cost alternative for applications with reduced load requirements, and with a wider grip range. The Böllhoff TW line is compatible with both spin-spin and spin-pull tooling. Our offering includes the standard head, low profile head and half hex variety.


  • Thin wall construction
  • Compatible with spin-spin and spin-pull tooling
  • Low profile head and hex body available
  • Available in steel and aluminum
RIVNUT® HRT (High strength fasteners)
Blind rivet nuts – High Resistance Thread

RIVNUT® HRT (High Resistance Thread) is available in steel or aluminium. High-strength blind rivet nuts ensure a stable thread which considerably improves the mechanical features of the blind rivet nut.

Benefits compared to the original RIVNUT®

  • Higher preload-forces in the joint
  • Use of smaller dimensions possible
  • Reduced weight
  • Corrosion resistance (RIVNUT® HRT made of aluminium)
  • Optimised recycling capabilities (RIVNT® HRT made of aluminium)


  • High strength RIVNUT® fasteners
  • Steel RIVNUT® fasteners compatible with Class 12.9 fasteners
  • Aluminum RIVNUT® fasteners compatible with Class 8.8 fasteners
Special designs (Blind rivet nuts)

  • RIVNUT® with a large diameter head

    RIVNUT® with a large diameter head ...

    ... with under head and shank knurls provides large bearing surface and exceptional spin out in plastics. This fastener is ideal for applications in thermo plastic and other glass reinforced plastic materials.

  • RIVNUT® with a secondary floating nut

    RIVNUT® with a secondary floating nut ...

    ... is ideal for applications with mating part alignment issues. This fastener also features a knurled body for increased spin out resistance and a secondary shear sleeve applied to the counterbore to increase shear strength.

  • RIVNUT® with a pre-applied PVC foam sealed head

    RIVNUT® with a pre-applied PVC foam sealed head ...

    ... is designed to seal against dust, water, air and non-petroleum based liquids. The PVC form seal is bonded to the fastener and seals the circumference of the hole during the installation of the fastener.

  • PLUSNUT® with a large diameter head

    PLUSNUT® with a large diameter head ...

    ... and knurls under head provides exceptional spin-out and pull-out in plastics. This fastener is designed for use in blow molded plastics. The large head provides increased bearing surface for the mating part.

  • RIVNUT® Teardrop

    RIVNUT® Teardrop ...

    ... is a single lug fastener providing positive torque-out resistance, without the need for a keyway or special hole preparation. (Thread locking feature also available)

  • RIVNUT® with oval head

    RIVNUT® with oval head ...

    ... and tapered shank. This fastener is used in a plastic radiator mounting structure. The oval head fits into a matching oval recess to prevent spin out. The smooth body eliminates stress fracturing concerns and is excellent for use in SMC plastic.



    ... fasteners feature an end of shank crimped prevailing torque locking element that meets MILN- 25027 thread locking requirements. The “keyed” underhead projection fits into a mating key hole slot in the parent material preventing spin out under prevailing torque thread locking.

  • RIVNUT® AV anti-vibration fastener

    RIVNUT® AV anti-vibration fastener ...

    ... is made from thermoplastic elastomer and is installed with the mating screw. It incorporates a steel washer molded into the head. The internal metal molded- in-place nut portion contacts the underside of the washer during tightening of the mating screw so clamp load can be achieved.

    Read more about RIVNUT® AV
RIVSTUD® (Blind rivet studs)


Blind rivet stud
  • Easy and blind assembly (one-sided accessibility)
  • Use in thin-walled components
  • Optimum fastening for mixed and lightweight construction methods
  • Fulfils two functions: screwing and rivting


  • Cable wheel

    Cable wheel

    High turning resistance due to knurled body

    • RIVKLE® plus
    • M 4
    • Steel
    • Flat head
    • Knurled body
  • Desk frame

    Desk frame

    Blind assembly from one side only

    • RIVKLE®
    • M 8
    • Steel
    • Flat head
    • Round body
  • Car door

    Car door (interior) galvanised steel

    Allows fully automatic assembly

    • RIVKLE®
    • M 6
    • Steel
    • Extra-small head
    • Hexagonal body
    • Open end
  • Weighing machine

    Weighing machine box


    • RIVKLE®
    • M 5
    • Steel
    • Flat head
    • Closed end

Download Version Language Type/Size
The Original Blind Rivet Nut
09/2010 English PDF / 3204 KB
The RIVNUT® Battery tool
RN B2007 05/16 ENG English PDF / 2831 KB

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