The materials used for the construction of this item are phosphor bronze, stainless steel and steel, with the threads available being of type M5, M6, M8 or M10. In addition to this, the self-clinching fastener is any device that can displace the panel material around the mounting hole whenever pressed into a softer metal panel. This often causes the fastener to hold into the sheet, becoming a permanent part of the chassis, bracket, panel, or other item they are installed on.
The self-clinching fasteners can also be installed in sheet metal, with the use of standard tools, without requiring welding, soldering or the creation of a threaded screw-hole in the sheet metal itself. The self-clinching fasteners are extremely useful, as a result of this, especially when it comes to the manufacture and design of any product that is made using sheet metal that is too thin for tapping.