Gripco weld nut assemblies are used when additional bearing surface is required. By increasing the bearing surface, rupture or pull-through in the parent material is reduced. Weld assembly plates are produced using SAE 1008 or SAE 1010 material.
Nut plate assemblies are available with low- or medium-carbon steel clinch nuts. Nut plate assemblies can be welded (either by mig or resistance) into position. Medium-carbon clinch nut assemblies are also used in applications requiring a larger bearing surface and Class 10 performance in a welded application.