HIGH RETENTION FORCE FASTENER
A high retention force fastener for fixing at least two panels (S1,S2) together is disclosed. The fastener includes two components. One component is a metal clip (12) and the other is a plastic insert (14) that can be substantially inserted into the metal clip (12).The metal clip (12) comprises a body (16) having opposed panel engagement features (22) extending therefrom, an insertion stop plate (30) spaced apart from the engagement features and plastic insert locking tabs (28) extending from the stop plate. The metal clip is preferably U-shaped and comprises two sides joined by a connector (20). Each of the sides includes a pair of the panel engagement features. The plastic insert comprises a head and a leg (42) for insertion into the metal clip. The leg extends from the head. The plastic insert additionally includes metal tab engagement arms (46) extending from and integrally formed with the head for engaging the plastic insert locking tabs of the metal clip.
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Published patent application
Disclosure date: 12-05-2018
Publication date: 06-12-2019
Applicant: A RAYMOND ET CIE, FR
Inventor: BARRETT ISABELLA, US ; JACKSON JR NICHOLAS, US ; MURRAY TODD, US
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