Your panel looks great! I can't wait to see a picture of it all lit up!
Originally Posted by Snowflake
Those "nuts" look like inserts used in injection molding... They give you a solid brass thread when molded into a plastic body. The knurling on the outside is to give good security in the plastic. Interesting application to use them as nuts to hold an instrument in place... The knurling is good for finger tightening too. Do they have a nylon insert or something for thread locking?
Those nuts are similar to what you describe but are designed for finger tight applications.
The back case in the EIC32 in Axel's panel is printed on (the front is injection molded) and we were afraid someone would over torque standard nuts and pull the threaded studs out of the plastic. That hasn't happened with these brass nuts, yet. A dab of Loctite can be used, but I'm not sure if it is necessary.
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