The principle of a bigHead® fastener is simple: a fixing like a threaded collar, stud, nut or pin is welded to a perforated head.
The unique bigHead® design enables a plastic or composite component to be fastened securely with no holes, no punching or drilling. The bigHead® can be installed after the manufacture of the parent component, “post-process”, or during the manufacture, “co-process”.
bigHeads® are an ideal way to create a secure fixing point on a component. The fixing point enables the component to be efficiently fastened within an assembly or combined with secondary fastening elements. Examples:
1. Threaded fixings for use with nuts or bolts to fasten components
2. Cable tyrap for looping cable-ties in place
A pre-defined range of 156 products, supported by usage guidelines and technical data. Core range products can be used in both post-process and co-process applications.
Selected product ranges, in a wider variety of fixing type and size combinations.
Non circular heads, including square and rectangle
Further circular head diameters
Additional fixings: nuts, nails, loops, pins, etc.
Adhesive bonding is the most common post-process installation technique for bigHead® products, although some solutions utilise mechanical fixation. Adhesive bonding is suitable for both metallic and non-metallic materials, including sandwich materials.
Working in partnership from early on in the design phase, bigHead® can help you avoid design, fastening or assembly compromises. bigHead® has the knowledge and expertise to support your design and engineering activities across multiple stakeholders.
Technical information and guidelines
Design and assembly review
Materials and manufacturing process integration
Applications engineering support
Testing and validation
Prototyping and samples
If the pre-defined core and extended ranges don’t meet your exact requirements, bigHead® can offer a multitude of ways for you to optimise your product solution.
Different sizes and configurations for maximising fastening possibilities
Coatings options to suit wide-ranging requirements
Features for optimising manufacturing process integration, assembly operations
Products that fulfil specific application or performance requirements
Design and development from prototype to full-scale production
Testing and validation and applications engineering support