PCB Rivets & Riveting Tools

PCB rivets are used to fasten terminals to a circuit board. They have a smooth, hollow cylindrical shaft, with a rolled eyelet head on one end. They're commonly made from metals such as brass with an electro plating in tin.




How do PCB rivets work?




PCB rivets are secured into the circuit board using a rivet insertion tool. They're placed in a punched or drilled hole and the opposite end to the head (the tail), is bucked. This process holds the rivet in place as it creates a new 'head' on the other end by hammering the 'tail' material flatter. This results in a rivet that is more of a dumbbell shape. The two different ends are then distinguished by the original head being called the f'actory head', and the new end is called the 'shop head' or 'buck-tail'.




How to choose the right PCB rivets




PCB rivets are available in a range of lengths and diameters to suit different holes. There are different types of PCB rivets, such as turret tag or wide eye rollout. Turret tag rivets are longer in length, whereas wide eye rollout are for shallow holes.


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RS Stock No. 160-3694
Mfr. Part No.BG11
BrandCIF
TWD2,786
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Rivet - - 3mm
RS Stock No. 160-3357
Mfr. Part No.36
BrandKeystone
TWD2
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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Wide roll eyelet 2.36mm 2.26mm 4.75mm
RS Stock No. 745-0840
Mfr. Part No.BG9.S
BrandCIF
TWD6
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Rivet 1.3mm - 3mm
RS Stock No. 433-589
BrandRS Pro
TWD541
1 Box of 100
Box(es)
Turret Tag 2.69mm - 8.7mm
RS Stock No. 745-0843
Mfr. Part No.BG10.S
BrandCIF
TWD7
Each (In a Box of 100)
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Rivet 1.8mm - 3mm
RS Stock No. 433-573
BrandRS Pro
TWD451
1 Box of 100
Box(es)
Turret Tag 2.03mm - 6.5mm
RS Stock No. 160-3335
Mfr. Part No.34
BrandKeystone
TWD3
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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Wide roll eyelet 2.36mm 2.26mm 3.18mm
RS Stock No. 160-3341
Mfr. Part No.35
BrandKeystone
TWD3
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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Wide roll eyelet 2.36mm 2.26mm 3.96mm
RS Stock No. 160-3363
Mfr. Part No.45
BrandKeystone
TWD3
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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Wide roll eyelet 3.18mm 3.07mm 3.96mm
RS Stock No. 160-3379
Mfr. Part No.46
BrandKeystone
TWD3
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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Wide roll eyelet 3.18mm 3.07mm 4.75mm
RS Stock No. 160-3313
Mfr. Part No.24
BrandKeystone
TWD2
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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Wide roll eyelet 1.57mm 1.49mm 3.18mm