Fly-presses used to insert flush head studs into sheet metal products
Fly presses in action
We use flush head studs to provide a permanent stud (male thread) into a range of sheet metal materials and thicknesses. They might be aluminium, stainless steel but by far the most popular are mild steel and zinc plated studs. They come in a range of lengths from 6mm up to 50mm and from M2.5 to M8, other sizes can be achieved by special order. They act as a permanent screw thread in place of a screw for assembling components and are often used for an earth point in electrical cabinets and electronics chassis and gear trays. The example show here is of a light fitting gear tray and the studs are used a fixing positions for a lighting ballast.
Lighting gear trays with flush head studs
The studs are often pressed in with our Haeger bush and stud inserter machine. It can cope with all studs, bushes, stand-offs and tank bushes. In this case we are showing one of our fly-presses being used to insert M3 x 18mm mild steel zinc plated flush head studs.
If you have a sheet metal component design and you are not quite sure what you need please just give us a call and we will be more than happy to help you with finding the right insert to suit you. Call us on 01489 577786 or send us your designs to firstname.lastname@example.org