A rivet is a mechanical fastener or connector having a head and tail on opposite sides, to put it simply. It features a head, a slender cylindrical body, and a tail that resembles a metallic pin more than anything else. Because they can quickly and easily link two or more pieces of material, rivets are quite popular. A powerful, dependable choice that uses a rivet gun to deliver a secure solution.
Basically, Stainless Steel Rivets are made of two parts: a metal tube (body) and a pin (mandrel). Typically, the pin is longer than the tube and is intended to be drawn up through the tube, widening it as it does so. The material between the pin head and the setting head is secured as the body expands. The pin that was being utilised to lift the body will eventually break and fall off.
Types of Stainless Steel Rivets
Domed Open End POP Rivets: POP rivets, sometimes called blind rivets, are used to quickly and effectively join two pieces of material. Domed POP Open End Rivets are tubular and comprise a hat and mandrel; during installation, the mandrel’s length is snapped off. Aluminum Domed POP Rivets are offered with a white, black, or brown coloured mandrel.
Closed-End POP Rivets: A flat, closed end that forms a watertight seal distinguishes closed-end rivets from typical blind pop rivets. Additionally called a waterproof rivet.
Countersunk POP Rivets: A flat rivet, also referred to as a countersunk rivet, is used in countersunk holes and, when it is fully seated, it finishes flush with the surface. In tracks where the head won’t stick out into rollers or sliding tracks, they are used. The integrated washer has a 120-degree countersink, and the hat of the rivet is practical upside down. The mandrel’s length is snapped off when the rivet is inserted. Countersunk POP Rivets are tubular and made up of a hat and mandrel.
Large Flange POP Rivets: The washer on the hat of huge flange pop rivets commonly referred to as Oversize Rivets is larger than that of regular POP Rivets. The mandrel’s length is broken off when the Large Flange POP Rivets are fitted. They are tubular and made up of a cap and mandrel.
Advantages of Stainless Steel Rivets
The increased use of stainless steel rivets is a result of their strong corrosion resistance. Particularly air- and water-tight closed-end stainless steel blind rivets are the best option. You can choose between lower- and higher-carbon steel rivets, depending on your purpose. Because these rivets give more clinch-over in your application, low-carbon steel is typically used in projects that need good rivet formability. The use of high-carbon steel, on the other hand, is necessary when the strength and hardness of the rivet are crucial, as in the construction of locomotives. In fact, as they are clenched together during installation, they grow stronger. However, these rivets have less formability and undergo more hardening during manufacture than low-carbon rivets.