Understanding Rivet Tools For Various Applications

Understanding Rivet Tools For Various Applications

In order to understand rivet guns, the first thing to do is understand how a rivet works. Blind rivets, often referred to by the brand name POP rivets, are an incredibly useful fastener designed to hold two materials together with a clamping force. POP Rivets are...
United States ISM Manufacturing Expands For The Third Straight Month

United States ISM Manufacturing Expands For The Third Straight Month

COVID-19 may own the spotlight today, but manufacturing’s tomorrow is getting some big-dollar investments. U.S. manufacturing expanded in July at the fastest pace since March 2019 as more factories boosted production in the face of firmer orders and lean inventories....
General Types of Rivets & Their Applications

General Types of Rivets & Their Applications

The general types of rivets are solid, blind, tubular, and metal piercing (including split rivets). From a structural design aspect the most important rivets are the solid and blind rivets. Solid Rivets: Most solid rivets are made of aluminum so that the shop head can...
Understanding The Variations & Benefits of Rivet Nuts

Understanding The Variations & Benefits of Rivet Nuts

Rivet nuts come in a wide selection of head and body styles with flat head style being the most popular in use. These provide a reliable anchoring point for almost all applications. However, countersunk head and reduced head styles are also widely available. Reduced...
Tips for Tougher Blind Rivet Connections

Tips for Tougher Blind Rivet Connections

Engineers who design products assembled using blind rivets should heed these four rules that are unique to the commonly used fastener: Select setting tools carefully.• Select rivet size and mating joint elements for maximum strength.• Match rivet material and type to...