Rivets

Rivets are mechanical fasteners that consist of a smooth cylindrical shaft with a head on one end and a tail at the opposite end. On the installation, a riveter places a rivet in a pre-drilled hole, and the tail is set or bucked (i.e., deformed) with a rivet gun, rivet tool or pneumatic hammer so that it expands to about 1.5 - 2 times the original shaft diameter, holding the rivet in place. They are used to permanently join two steel, aluminium or copper plates usually in mechanical applications where it is imperative that joints do not become loose and cause failure.

Types of rivets

There are many types of rivets available:

  • Blind Rivets also known as drive rivets have a mandrel through their centre that once inserted into pre-drilled holes of the parts they are joining, the blind end expands and the mandrel snaps off. They can be installed from only one side making them ideal for areas where access is limited.
  • Tubular Rivets have a shank hole within the shaft of the rivet and are available with different head styles such as the oval, button, flat and countersunk.
  • Snap Rivets are supplied pre-assembled and simply push into the required holes providing a fast and neat solution.
  • Solid rivets, or the original rivet. These solid fasteners resist water, vibration, tampering, and other severe conditions.
  • Threaded insert and rivet nuts which are applied like a classic rivet integrate seamless, strong, and permanent threading in fragile sheet materials

Where can be Rivets used?

Rivets are intended to offer awesome flexibility, enabling them to fasten wood, metal, plastic and substantially more. They are especially suited for restricting delicate, thin materials and generally fragile connections. Most common, everyday rivet applications include:

  • Building and construction
  • Transportation and infrastructure
  • Woodworking and decorative finishing
  • Fine metalwork
  • Aviation, aerospace, and automotive

Rivet material selection:

  • Aluminium
  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel Rivets
  • Nickel Copper Alloy Rivets
  • Copper Rivets

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RS Stock No. 206-5364
BrandRS PRO
TWD184.00
1 Bag of 100
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Blind 3.2mm - 9.5mm 3.3mm Aluminium - 3.5mm 5mm - - - Plain -
RS Stock No. 206-5394
BrandRS PRO
TWD184.00
1 Bag of 100
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Blind 4.8mm - 12mm 4.9mm Aluminium - 5.5mm 7.5mm Grey - - Plain -
RS Stock No. 256-0065
BrandRichco
TWD330.00
1 Bag of 200
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Snap 3.5mm - 6.1mm 3.5mm Nylon None 2.7mm 3.6mm White - - Plain -
RS Stock No. 351-3212
Mfr. Part No.TAPD46BS
BrandPOP
TWD183.00
1 Bag of 100
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Blind 3.2mm - 8mm 3.4mm Aluminium Steel 3.2mm 4.8mm Silver 4.8mm 3.2mm Plain Dome Head
RS Stock No. 206-7759
BrandRS PRO
TWD737.00
1 Bag of 100
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Blind 4.8mm - 8mm 4.9mm Stainless Steel Stainless Steel 1.5mm 4mm Grey - - Plain -
RS Stock No. 206-5393
BrandRS PRO
TWD160.00
1 Bag of 100
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Blind 4.8mm - 10mm 4.9mm Aluminium - 3.5mm 5.5mm Grey - - Plain -
RS Stock No. 379-9775
BrandRichco
TWD523.00
1 Bag of 50
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Snap 4.7mm - 15mm 4.7mm POM None 1mm 5.5mm White - - Plain -
RS Stock No. 206-7758
BrandRS PRO
TWD877.00
1 Bag of 100
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Blind 4mm - 20mm 4.1mm Stainless Steel Stainless Steel 14mm 16mm Grey - - Plain -
RS Stock No. 206-5392
BrandRS PRO
TWD157.00
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Blind 4.8mm - 8mm 4.9mm Aluminium - 2mm 3.5mm Grey - - Plain -