Miniature inserts are available in two styles to accommodate various applications. Either style can be installed with heat.
Symmetrical Miniature Inserts
Miniature symmetrical inserts have been designed for high-volume production utilizing small screws. Inserts can be loaded into an automatic feeding system, without the need for special orientation.
Inserts can be installed with heat or can be molded in place. Symmetrical design eliminates the time required for orientation, which produces higher production and lower overall cost.
Flanged Miniature Inserts
Flanged miniature inserts are designed to be installed into straight holes. A lead-in pilot at the front end of the insert accurately positions the insert prior to installation. Insert is designed with opposing diagonal knurls that provide excellent torque resistance and undercut for tensile strength.
The added flange provides a larger bearing surface which is advantageous in weaker plastics. Inserts can be installed with heat or can be molded in place into thermoplastics or structural foam materials.