The rivet contacts are the most practical machine composite part which is available in various materials such as silver or certain silver alloys. The contacts are made from cold bonded in a heading machine to a copper shank rivet backing. Special heading equipment and expertise is used to mechanically bond these two different metals together, both saving money and reducing lead-times. Many industrial applications refer to these as machine composites.
Rivet contacts are widely used for different kinds of fields universally from low current fields such as communications equipment to electric power equipment with high cutoff currents. With the developed header machine, dimensional accuracy has been improved to meet a variety of demands.