Rivets

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➤SKIP TO: SOLID RIVETS | SEMI-TUBULAR RIVETS | FULLY TUBULAR RIVETS | BLIND RIVETS | THREADED INSERTS AND RIVET NUTS | SHOULDER RIVETS | CUSTOM RIVETS

General Description: A rivet is a permanent mechanical fastener consisting of a smooth cylindrical shaft with a head at one end and a tail at the other. Upon installation the rivet is placed in a punched or drilled hole and the tail is deformed so it expands greater than the original shaft diameter, holding the rivet in place. Rivets are predominantly used in applications where supporting shear loads is a necessity.

There are a number of types of rivets designed to meet different costs, accessibility and strength requirements. Fasco will assist you with the best options to meet your assembly requirements.

Solid Rivets

Solid Rivets

Solid rivets are common fasteners in aircraft and structural applications like bridges and buildings. Solid rivets require access to both sides of the fastener for installation.

MATERIAL OPTIONS: Low Carbon Steel, 300 and 400 Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Brass and Copper

PLATING OPTIONS: Options are numerous and are dependent on the application. Most common plating for rivets are Zinc, Phosphate and Nickel

HEAD STYLES: Oval, Truss, Button, Flat / Wafer & Flat / Countersunk

Semi Tubular Rivets

Semi-Tubular Rivets

A “semi-tubular rivet” has a head formed on one end and a partially formed tubular shank (hole) on the opposite end. They require less force for assembly than solid rivets.

MATERIAL OPTIONS: Low Carbon Steel, 300 and 400 Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Brass and Copper

PLATING OPTIONS: Options are numerous and are dependent on the application. Most common plating for rivets are Zinc, Phosphate and Nickel

HEAD STYLES: Oval, Truss, Button, Flat / Wafer & Flat / Countersunk

Fully Tubular Rivet

Fully Tubular Rivets

Fully tubular rivets contain a through hold from the headed end for the entire length of the fastener. They are quick and easy to assemble. They are useful in joining different products inexpensively.

MATERIAL OPTIONS: Low Carbon Steel, 300 and 400 Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Brass and Copper

PLATING OPTIONS: Options are numerous and are dependent on the application. Most common plating for rivets are Zinc, Phosphate and Nickel

HEAD STYLES: Oval, Truss, Button, Flat / Wafer & Flat / Countersunk

Blind Rivets

Blind Rivets

Blind (or “pop” rivets) are ideal for projects where access to the joing is limited to only one side. They are available in standard, structural, closed-end and various other styles for a wide range of applications. Some are highly engineered for specific applications.

MATERIAL OPTIONS: Low Carbon Steel, 300 and 400 Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Brass and Copper

PLATING OPTIONS: Options are numerous and are dependent on the application. Most common plating for rivets are Zinc, Phosphate and Nickel

HEAD STYLES: Oval, Truss, Button, Flat / Wafer & Flat / Countersunk

Thread Inserts and Rivet Nuts

Threaded Inserts and Rivet Nuts

Threaded inserts and rivet nuts provide a strong permanent thread through sheet metal and other materials, especially where installation is only possible from one side.

MATERIAL OPTIONS: Low Carbon Steel, 300 and 400 Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Brass and Copper

PLATING OPTIONS: Options are numerous and are dependent on the application. Most common plating for rivets are Zinc, Phosphate and Nickel

HEAD STYLES: Oval, Truss, Button, Flat / Wafer & Flat / Countersunk

Shoulder Rivets

Shoulder Rivets

A “Shoulder Rivet” has a manufactured head on one end, a solid shoulder under the head (of lesser diameter of the head, and an established length) and a smaller diameter shank which can be solid or semi-tubular. The shoulder of the rivet acts as a bearing surface when the rivet shank is clinched tight to the non-rotating part of the work piece.

MATERIAL OPTIONS: Low Carbon Steel, 300 and 400 Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Brass and Copper

PLATING OPTIONS: Options are numerous and are dependent on the application. Most common plating for rivets are Zinc, Phosphate and Nickel

HEAD STYLES: Oval, Truss, Button, Flat / Wafer & Flat / Countersunk

Custom Rivets

Custom Rivets

Fasco can assist with your unique design and application. We supply a wide variety of special cold-headed rivets. Contact Fasco for further assistance.

MATERIAL OPTIONS: Low Carbon Steel, 300 and 400 Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Brass and Copper

PLATING OPTIONS: Options are numerous and are dependent on the application. Most common plating for rivets are Zinc, Phosphate and Nickel

HEAD STYLES: Oval, Truss, Button, Flat / Wafer & Flat / Countersunk