Rivets and Pins for production assembly or installation purposes are addressed in our new brochure alongside our production supply service to meet Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), JIT, Lineside supply, Kanban or other supply chain models.
Standard or custom (and customer standard) types of rivets are offered, including Blind (POP) designs, Tubular & Semi-Tubular, Solid Rivets, Rivet Nuts, Rivet Bushes, Self-Clinching Studs, Weld Studs and Self-Clinching Nuts.
Many rivets are available with a choice of head forms from the standard dome head to large, extra-large and countersunk. A full range of setting tooling is available, including simple hand tools for smaller volume work, and sophisticated hydro-pneumatic equipment to meet intensive production line working. Blind Rivet Nuts offer the facility to provide an internally threaded attachment to the work piece in a similar way to setting a blind rivet. The rivet nuts are also available in a comprehensive range of body and head types with material options of steel, stainless steel and aluminium. They provide advantages of being able to be easily set in thin material, but have the same properties as a tapped thread in fuller thickness material. Solid Rivets are generally manufactured to suit individual customer’s requirements, and are almost infinitely variable in terms of diameter, length, head form and material type. They are considered to be amongst the strongest of the rivet types, but generally require higher setting forces.
Riveting systems are offered alongside many other threaded fasteners ex-stock for same-day despatch or as part of a manufacturing support package where customers are encouraged to take advice from the early concept stage through development to final production.
Kevin Moorcroft explains “many issues can be foreseen and dealt with at a pre-production level if the fastener supplier is involved early on. We can draw on extensive knowledge of similar engineering matters and mesh that with an awareness of cost and availability so as to optimise the solution.”