Rivets

Rivets are mechanical fasteners that consist of a smooth cylindrical shaft with a head on one end and a tail at the opposite end. On the installation, a riveter places a rivet in a pre-drilled hole, and the tail is set or bucked (i.e., deformed) with a rivet gun, rivet tool or pneumatic hammer so that it expands to about 1.5 - 2 times the original shaft diameter, holding the rivet in place. They are used to permanently join two steel, aluminium or copper plates usually in mechanical applications where it is imperative that joints do not become loose and cause failure.

Types of rivets

There are many types of rivets available:

  • Blind Rivets also known as drive rivets have a mandrel through their centre that once inserted into pre-drilled holes of the parts they are joining, the blind end expands and the mandrel snaps off. They can be installed from only one side making them ideal for areas where access is limited.
  • Tubular Rivets have a shank hole within the shaft of the rivet and are available with different head styles such as the oval, button, flat and countersunk.
  • Snap Rivets are supplied pre-assembled and simply push into the required holes providing a fast and neat solution.
  • Solid rivets, or the original rivet. These solid fasteners resist water, vibration, tampering, and other severe conditions.
  • Threaded insert and rivet nuts which are applied like a classic rivet integrate seamless, strong, and permanent threading in fragile sheet materials

Where can be Rivets used?

Rivets are intended to offer awesome flexibility, enabling them to fasten wood, metal, plastic and substantially more. They are especially suited for restricting delicate, thin materials and generally fragile connections. Most common, everyday rivet applications include:

  • Building and construction
  • Transportation and infrastructure
  • Woodworking and decorative finishing
  • Fine metalwork
  • Aviation, aerospace, and automotive

Rivet material selection:

  • Aluminium
  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel Rivets
  • Nickel Copper Alloy Rivets
  • Copper Rivets

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RS Stock No. 288-9552
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Snap 7mm - - 7mm Nylon None 5.9mm 7.5mm Natural - - Plain -
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Snap 5mm - - 5mm Nylon None 3mm 3.7mm Black - - Plain -
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$12.25
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Snap 7mm - - 7mm Nylon None 5.7mm 8.7mm Black - - Plain -
RS Stock No. 288-9596
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$21.42
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Snap 7mm - - 7mm Nylon None 5.7mm 8.7mm Natural - - Plain -
RS Stock No. 288-9546
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$19.99
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Snap 7mm - - 7mm Nylon None 8.8mm 12.7mm Natural - - Plain -
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RS Stock No. 223-1100
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Blind 3mm - 10mm 3.1mm Aluminium Steel - - Silver - - Plain Dome Head
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RS Stock No. 223-1162
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Blind 4mm - 10mm 4.1mm Aluminium Steel - - Silver - - Plain Dome Head
RS Stock No. 206-5378
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$16.60
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Blind 6.4mm - 16mm 6.5mm Aluminium - 6mm 9mm - - - Plain -
RS Stock No. 206-7813
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$120.13
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Blind 12.9mm M10 17.7mm 13mm Steel - 1mm 3.5mm Grey - - Plain -
RS Stock No. 206-7809
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$71.89
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Blind 5.9mm M4 10.5mm 6mm Steel - 0.5mm 2mm Grey - - Plain -
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RS Stock No. 223-1112
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$16.17
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Blind 4.8mm - 30mm 4.9mm Aluminium Steel - - Silver - - Plain Dome Head
RS Stock No. 206-7771
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$20.87
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Blind 4mm - 10mm 4.1mm Stainless Steel Stainless Steel 4.5mm 6.5mm Grey - - Plain -
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RS Stock No. 223-1164
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$16.00
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Blind 4.8mm - 10mm 4.9mm Aluminium Steel - - Silver - - Plain Dome Head
RS Stock No. 206-5379
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$5.78
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Blind 2.4mm - 6mm 2.5mm Aluminium - 1.5mm 4mm Grey - - Plain -
RS Stock No. 206-5451
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$45.97
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Blind 4.8mm - 12mm 4.9mm Stainless Steel Stainless Steel 5mm 6.5mm Grey - - Plain -
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RS Stock No. 223-1103
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$6.84
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Blind 3.2mm - 16mm 3.3mm Aluminium Steel - - Silver - - Plain Dome Head
RS Stock No. 206-5364
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$8.80
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Blind 3.2mm - 9.5mm 3.3mm Aluminium - 3.5mm 5mm - - - Plain -
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RS Stock No. 223-1152
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Blind 3.2mm - 8mm 3.3mm Aluminium Steel - - White - - Plain Dome Head
RS Stock No. 206-7810
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$78.89
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Blind 6.9mm M5 11.5mm 7mm Steel - 0.5mm 2mm Grey - - Plain -
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$41.69
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Blind 10.9mm M8 18.5mm 11mm Steel - 1mm 3.5mm Grey - - Plain -