• Kerr Panel uses the highest grade inserts and fasteners available in the market.
  • Inserts allow customers to screw parts to panels or mount panels by screwing into them or bolting through them.
  • Whether you need a custom made or a standard insert, Kerr Panel’s inserts are bonded in a way that maximizes strength and cosmetic appeal.
  • Inserts can be flush-mounted for a completely flat panel.
  • Kerr Panel tests inserts with up to 1,000 lbs of pull-out strength.

Kerr Panel Manufacturing is proud to have worked with the astrophysics team at the California Institute of Technology to manufacture the optical bench assembly for the Keck Cosmic Web Imager. This honeycomb and steel panel was used as part of a new facility instrument for the Keck II telescope, located at the W.M. Keck Observatory, one of the most influential ground based observatories operating today. The test is performed using a Com-Ten simple analog pull tester designed to test loads of up to 1000 lbs.

Potted Inserts:


  • Aluminum, stainless steel, cadmium plated
  • Bonded into place
  • Can be flush mounted
  • Can be threaded or thru-hole
  • Inserts can be custom manufactured per specification
  • Strongest insert

Rivet Nuts:


  • Aluminum and steel
  • Cost effective
  • UNC and metric threads available
  • Used for screwing parts to panels 

Cam Locks:


  • All steel construction
  • Connects panels quickly and efficiently
  • Flush mounted and hidden