Rivets and Pins
A range of fixings designed to allow the riveting operation to be conducted from one side of the workpiece. Variable in type, according to the application, some typical examples are listed below:
- Open End – Provides strong, low cost fastenings ideal for a wide range of applications within the general engineering industry. Available in aluminium, steel, stainless steel, monel and copper alloy.
- Closed (Sealed) End – Specifically designed to provide a waterproof seal after the rivet has been set. Available in aluminium, steel, stainless steel, monel and copper alloy.
- Multigrip – Designed to clamp a wide range of material thicknesses as well as having excellent filling characteristics where hole form proves inconsistent. Additional benefit of allowing reduced rivet inventory. Traditionally available in aluminium, but steel and stainless steel versions have been recently introduced.
- Structural – Designed to provide high tensile and shear strengths for more demanding applications. Available in steel and aluminium.
- Grooved – Used in conjunction with fibrous materials (e.g. wood) where upon setting the body of the rivet expands and the grooves bite into the material. Available in aluminium.
- Load Spreading – Suitable for soft or brittle materials where upon setting the rivet body folds back into segments preventing produce damage. Available in aluminium.
- Peel – Similar to the Load Spreading rivet in design and application, excepting that the rivet body splits open into a ‘petal’ arrangement upon setting. Available in aluminium.
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 handtools for smaller volume work, and sophisticated hydropneumatic equipment to meet intensive production line working. Blind Rivet Nuts: This product range offers the facility to provide an internal or thread attachment to the work piece in a similar way to setting a blind rivet. The rivet nuts are 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.
Other Rivet Products:
Solid Rivets: Generally manufactured to suit individual customer’s requirements, and are almost infinitely variable in terms of diameter, length, head form and material type. Considered to be the strongest of the rivet types, but requires high clinching forces. Semi-Tubular: Preserves shear strength of solid rivet with easier clinching. Generally available with oval, countersunk or tinman heads and in a variety of sizes and materials to suit customer applications. Tubular: Generally as per the semi-tubular, but with a fully hollow shank and is designed for lighter clinching forces. Bifurcated: Sometimes known as split rivets, being generally used on softer materials such as leather and composite timber boards, where it acts in a self-piercing manner and can be designed to self-set. Available in a variety of sizes, head forms and material types. Miscellaneous: Examples of other rivet types available:
- Friction Lining Rivet – Variant Semi-Tubular rivet
- Self-Piercing Rivet – Variant combination of a Tubular/Bifurcated rivet
- Drive Rivet – Variant Solid, Semi-Tubular or Bifurcated rivet with a screw or spline-form shank
- Cup Rivet – Variant light duty Tubular rivet
- Tube Rivet – Variant hollow shank and head Tubular rivet
- Electrical Rivet – Variant insulated Tubular rivet