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Online Hardware Installation Service

Use Ascenti CNC hardware installation solution to solve your design issues. The industry standard for nuts, studs, and stand-offs is PEM fasteners, which we proudly utilize. The lightweight strength of these components will simplify projects and improve performance when hardware is installed during fabrication.

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Your one-stop shop for sheet metal components and Hardware

Ascenti CNC provides a range of post processing services, including hardware insertion, for parts manufactured using laser, waterjet, and CNC machines.

Quantity Discounts

Order 1 or 1,000+. Get up to 70% off when you order in bulk.

Holes are automatically resized

We make adding hardware as easy as possible by resizing your holes to fit the hardware you choose.

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Free shipping!

Free anywhere in the USA, and only $19 to Canada.

We offer an extensive catalog of hardware

Select from nuts, standoffs and studs in imperial and metric sizes

What to expect from your Ascenti CNC Hardware Insertion

Only use hardware for its intended function. Otherwise, there may be warping, splitting, and shearing.

Hardware failure can occur when it is used improperly. Visit the hardware guide to learn more about the requirements for design.

There can be tooling traces on the surface of the component.

Hardware is installed after anodizing and plating

Hardware on parts with powder coating will be sealed or plugged.

Be careful not to mark or scratch anodized or plated items.

Helpful resources for creating your file for Hardware Insertion


Quick and cost effective Hardware Insertion

Our Hardware Insertion Service offers a quick and cost-effective way to add threaded inserts, rivet nuts, and standoffs to your parts, saving you time and hassle. With our state-of-the-art equipment and experienced machinists, we ensure accurate and precise installation every time.

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Review our Guidelines

Making sure your file meets all our requirements will ensure you get your parts as quickly as possible.


Upload your file for an instant quote

Select your material, apply additional services, and adjust your quantity to see live pricing updates.


Standard orders are out the door in 2-4 days

3-5 day shipping
on all standard orders.

A variety of high quality hardware options for every need

Hardware offers alternatives to tapping in thin or soft materials where there is little to no access to the backside of a part after installation. We take great pride in providing a range of PEM(R) fasteners:



Self-clinching studs are intended to be a permanent fastening in your assembly and are made to handle heavy loads, high torque, and other conditions.

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Press fit nuts offer a lightweight, straightforward alternative for parts that are too thin to be tapped. They are internally threaded and have an outside diameter that is knurled.

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Press fit standoffs offer a reliable, threaded fastening with consistent part spacing.

Materials available for hardware installation

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Inexpensive, lightweight, & versatile material.

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Perfect for aerospace & automotive applications.


Extra strong. Perfect for aerospace panels.


Perfect choice for long-term protection & durability.

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One of our most popular & inexpensive materials.

Upgrade your laser-cut parts


Cutting Services

We offer custom laser cutting, waterjet cutting, and CNC routing. We’ll cut your parts with the method best suited for your material.

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Bending & Forming

Add dimension to your projects with our precision CNC bending services.

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Countersinking & Tapping

Quickly and easily add threading to your parts

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Hardware Insertion

Select from our catalog of PEM press-fit hardware to add nuts, studs, and standoffs.


Anodizing & Plating

Enhance your custom laser cut parts with deburring, anodizing, and plating  services.

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Powder Coating

Give your laser cut parts a bold, long-lasting finish and protective layer in one of 7 colors

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