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Rivet nuts also called rivnuts and blind nuts, are internally threaded tubular inserts placed in various materials to provide a thread to accept bolts and other threaded fasteners. Like blind rivets, they are installed in situations where there is no access to the rear of the materials. They are fixed in a hole and upset at the rear using specialized installation tools. Rivet nuts are commonly used in aviation and are an ideal replacement for weld nuts.