Resilient threads on thin-walled components. With RIVNUT® blind rivet nuts and RIVSTUD® blind rivet studs for sheets and plastics.


For load-bearing threads

RIVNUT® blind rivet nuts and RIVSTUD® blind rivet studs reliably join thin-walled components.

Highly resilient. RIVNUT® creates load-bearing nut and bolt threads on thin walls where cut threads are unsuitable. A range of models and sizes provides the perfect solution for every application.

This product is made by Böllhoff

Method / principle

RIVNUT® blind rivet nut and RIVSTUD® blind rivet studs are mounted without counter pressure ("blindly") and can therefore also be set at hollow sections.

A perfect fastening solution for composite and lightweight design.


RIVNUT® blind rivet nuts and RIVSTUD® blind rivet studs are hugely versatile. They are used, for example, in the automotive industry, in plastics engineering, medical technology and electronics.

Product benefits
  • Load-bearing thread on thin-walled components
  • Assembly with access from only one side (blind assembly)
  • Flexible use in every stage of production
  • No thermal stress to workpiece

Product benefits

There are many good reasons for using our products.

Strength and options.
Point by point.

Faster setting

Less time, lower costs. RIVNUT® blind rivet nuts and RIVSTUD® blind rivet studs are the economic joint solutions for thin-walled components.

One-side assembly

Simple blind assembly. Often the only solution for hollow bodies, housing or components with limited access just from one side.

Highly versatile

Perfect for every stage of production. No reworking required after insertion, even with already coated or painted parts.

No thermal stress

Unlike with weld nuts, the workpiece is not impaired by heat.

Detailed description


Rivet instead of weld

RIVNUT® blind rivet nuts and studs offer versatile solutions for fastening resilient nut/bolt threads to thin-walled components. They are very easy to process in all metal materials, plastics and even in ceramic components. The process is particularly safe since neither harmful steam or gases emit nor does a risk of burning exist.

Setting a RIVNUT® blind rivet nut or RIVSTUD® blind rivet stud using the example of the spindle lifting procedure

Setting using the example of the spindle stroke process

(1) Spin on
(2) Insert
(3) Upset
(4) Spin off



RIVNUT® blind rivet nuts are made of steel, stainless steel or aluminium.
The materials we use offer excellent plasticity in the compression zone – with optimal resistance to twisting. RIVNUT® types, made from standard stainless steel, use A1 or A2 austenitic steel with 18% chromium and 10% nickel.

Benefits of the materials

  • Steel: our standard
  • Aluminium: lightweight, corrosion-resistant
  • Stainless steel: resistant to corrosion and temperature

Versatile versions

The right model for every application. With the different versions of RIVNUT® blind rivet nuts and studs.

Head shapes
Flat head, countersunk head and extra small countersunk head

Shank ends
Open and closed

Shank shapes
Round and plain, round and knurled, hexagonal shank and part hexagonal shank

Product variants

Every project deserves a tailor-made solution.

Learn more about the product types and find the right variant for your particular application.

RIVNUT® Standard

Our wide range of products includes various head shapes, shank ends and shank shapes.


RIVNUT® stainless steel

Besides steel and aluminium, our range also includes stainless steel blind rivet nuts.



RIVNUT® SFC, Smart For Composite, has been developed to insert a resistant thread in plastics and composite materials, without damaging it.


RIVKLE® Seal Ring

To protect your assemblies from external aggressions, the RIVKLE® Seal Ring technology both ensures tightness to all fluids and retains the performance of a RIVKLE® fastener over time (metal‑to‑metal contact).



Our high-strength RIVNUT® HRT (High Resistance Thread) blind rivet nuts provide an extremely strong load-bearing thread which considerably improves the mechanical properties of the blind rivet nut.


RIVNUT® PN with slotted shank

RIVNUT® PN blind rivet nuts have been especially designed for installation in thin-walled plastic components, sheet metals and hollow sections requiring high pull-out strengths. The slotted shank splays out into four "petals" on the blind side of the base material.


RIVSTUD® blind rivet studs

RIVSTUD® blind rivet studs allow the screw-on component to be prefixed to the carrier component. This is particularly helpful for heavy or large parts or with concealed assembly (“hang on” assembly).



Find out more: related downloads.

If you would like to know more, simply download the relevant brochures.

Title Language Version File Download
Blind rivet nuts and studs
English 2015 4915 kB / PDF
English 2015 4915 kb / PDF
RIVKLE® Seal Ring
Blind rivet nuts and studs with integrated sealing solution
English 04/2021 2736 kB / PDF
English 04/2021 2736 kb / PDF
Blind rivet nuts for Aerospace
English 07/2021 691 kB / PDF
English 07/2021 691 kb / PDF
Blind rivet nuts and studs for the automotive industry
English 05/2021 8122 kB / PDF
English 05/2021 8122 kb / PDF

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