Composite materials have become more popular to use in various projects because of their versatility. Composites are often lighter and stronger than traditional materials, so they are a go-to for projects. However, it can be a little more tricky to find fastening solutions for composite materials. Fasteners such as bigHead® and BCT®* were created for more complex materials and situations like working with composite materials. Learn what bigHead® and BCT® can do for you.
These fasteners are made so any attachment points such as pins, nails, nuts, threads, hooks, etc. are attached to the head or base plate via a weld point. This construction allows bigHeads to be integrated into your project “invisibly.” It also means these fasteners don’t require holes in your composite materials, so your material can stay strong. These fasteners can either be embedded into the composites or surface-bonded to the composites so you don’t compromise the composite material itself.
BCT® rivet nuts have cross holes on the shank to determine where the rivet nut will collapse to allow it to be installed in non-conventional blind applications. BCT® rivet nuts give you a resilient connection because it applies minimal stress around the base material so there is no damage to your materials.
Both bigHead® and BCT® work hard on your tough projects. These fasteners were designed to help out on those projects that are hard to handle. Using these fasteners with composite materials will help you to have a strong, stable and resilient product.
To find out more about fasteners for composite materials, or to find out which fastener is perfect for your project, contact us at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com.
*BCT® is a registered trademark owned by BBA srl Italy
Fasteners for Composite Materials by Bossard