Whenever we think of fasteners, we think of bolts, screws and nuts since they are very common in our life. There is another tool that may also do a lot of help in our life, that is, the blind rivet nut. It is widely used for contacting the joint which can be done from only one side, so this character is quite popular in industries like aircraft and other engineering work. It is also applied to some structure work like one of the most famous tour site: the Eiffel Tower. Nowadays, the rivets are used to car racing events. The rivets can help the workers fix the car or change the components without any hassle.
So what exactly made the helpful rivets? Generally speaking, they are made of soft aluminium alloy, cooper, stainless steel and Monel. The material compatibility is an important issue regarding the blind rivets, which should not be ignored. It should be chosen if it is compatible with the materials that are joined. Different materials can bring about failure because of galvanic corrosion. At the end opposite the head is the buck-tail or shop head. The buck-tail is usually about 1.5 times the shaft diameter so that the rivet can be held in place.
For installation, it is easy to fasten with the aid of a hammer, and then you need to push the factory head, which is the head on one end of the rivet, to insert the rivet into the hole. Normally, the things that need to be fastened by a rivet is difficult to find a replacement since the blind rivet is also used to fill the hole as possible as they can. Different types of rivets include solid, semi-tubular, drive, flush, self-pierce and blind rivets.