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DK/DL

Steel or aluminium inserts designed to provide load bearing threads in thin sheet materials.

Overview

Steel or aluminium inserts designed to provide load bearing threads in thin sheet materials.

Key features and benefits

  • Can be used in very thin sheet materials from 0.50mm (.020").

  • Wide grip range provides a placing capability in material thickness ranging from 0.5 mm (.020") up to 7.9 mm (.312")

  • Splined body provides increased torque-to-turn resistance

    over conventional non-splined inserts
  • Low profile head allows near flush seating without special

    hole preparation
  • Large flange version provides a large bearing surface

    which increases push-out performance
  • Reduced tail end diameter offers ease of hole entry

Assembly applications

  • Automotive

  • Electrical engineering

  • Sheet metal

  • Domestic appliances

  • General light fabrication

Specifications

  • Thread Sizes: M4 – M10, 6-32 UNC, 8-32 UNC, 10-24 UNC, 10-32 UNF, 1/4-20 UNC, 1/4-28 UNF, 5/16-18 UNC, 5/16-24 UNF, 3/8-16 UNC, 3/8-24 UNF

  • Materials: Steel, Aluminium

  • Headforms: Low profile and large flange

  • Body:  Splined

  • Hole Size: imperial

DK/DL - Technical Data Sheets
Material Headform Data Series Metric Data Series Imperial
Steel Low Profile and
Large Flange

DKS

DLS

DKS

DLS

AluminiumLow Profile and
Large Flange

DKA

DLA

DKA

DLA

 

Surface finish options

If you are looking for other surface finish options than shown in the above datasheets please download our
>>> Surface Finishes and Fastener Matrix for Threaded Inserts
.
This will show you what surface finish options are possible to apply to our standard fastener types as "customer specials".
 
Customised Designs
We can design and manufacture threaded inserts with a wide variety of forms and finishes to meet your unique assembly requirements. Please refer to this page to find examples of our customised capabilities:
>>> Threaded Inserts - Customised Designs

 

Additional Series Animation:
DLS Series - Steel, Large Flange

Installation Equipment

The tools below show some Avdel® handtools and installation equipment that can be used to place DK/DL series inserts. For further information on specific nose equipment, please contact your local Avdel representative.

Tool Selection
Follow this link to find the tools suitable for your threaded insert:
>>> Placing Capablity Threaded Inserts Tools


Nose Equipment Selection
Follow this link to find the correct nose equipment for your breakstem fastener:
>>> Nose Equipment for Threaded Inserts Tools


For further information on specific nose equipment, please contact your local Avdel® representative or use our tool manuals:
>>> Tool Manuals

Alternative Products

Eurosert®
Steel inserts designed to provide load bearing threads in thin sheet materials. For hard metric hole sizes.