Rivets are ideal for supporting shear and tensile loads, as well as watertight applications. A rivet is a mechanical fastener consisting of a smooth, cylindrical shaft with a head. Upon installation, the end of the shaft expands, creating a “shop head” and fastening objects in place. There are many types of rivets: blind rivets, solid rivets, tubular rivets, drive rivets, split rivets, shoulder rivets, tinners rivets, mate rivets, and belt rivets. Each type of rivet has unique benefits, making each ideal for a different type of fastening. They’re are also available in different materials, sizes and finishes, as needed.
SEMI-TUBULAR / FULL TUBULAR
Semi tubular rivets are similar to solid rivets but contain a hole at the end of the rivet opposite the head. Semi tubular rivets also require less force needed for application and assembly.
Split rivets are ideal for piercing through softer materials such as most woods, leather, and plastic.
One of the oldest rivets around, the classic solid rivet, it is incredibly strong. It is considered one of most tamper proof and vibration resistant fasteners available.
Ideal for projects where access to the joint is limited to only one side. Blind rivets (or “pop” rivets) are available in standard, structural, closed end and various other styles for a wide range of applications.