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Blind Rivet Basics
 
 

Easy, secure and speedy fastening

Blind rivets offer high speed, reliable riveting. They are also easy to use, requiring just a little training using a riveter (a lightweight hand tool about the size of an electric drill).

 

Only need access to one side of an assembly

Blind rivets are ideal for fastening workpieces that can only be accessed from one side, are in tight places, or are large and difficult to handle.

 

Reliable fastening

Blind rivets provide highly reliable fastening and are used in a variety of industries and applications. They also are ideal for fastening dissimilar materials that are difficult to weld together, such as aluminum and steel.

 

Reduction in initial investment

Blind rivets only require an inexpensive hand-held riveter to use them and thus require a low initial investment.

 
 
Fastening with Blind Rivets
 
 
Types
 

Standard Type

Standard Type
These are the most common type of blind rivet used in various industries and are globally recognized as a standard fastener.

FX type / Various fastening thicknesses

FX type / Various fastening ranges
These one-size-fits-all rivets can be used to fasten a wide range of workpiece thicknesses. They have a bright finish and high clamping strength.

GT type / High strength fastening

GT type / Firm clamping| Blind Rivets
The larger diameter folds of the GT type fasten workpieces tightly.

CP type / Waterproof seal

CP type / Max Air Tight| Blind Rivets
These rivets utilize a built-in plastic cap to provide waterproof fastening. They also help to prevent galvanic corrosion between the rivet and workpiece.

PL type / Fastening soft workpieces

PL type / For soft materials| Blind Rivets
The end of the PL type rivet splits into four petal-like sections. It is ideal for fastening softer workpieces such as plywood or plastic.

PLX Type ( Mandrel head fixed type )

PLX Type ( Mandrel head fixed type ) | Blind Rivets
Best for fastening lighter workpieces together. The head of the mandrel is fastened firmly inside the rivet after fastening (compare to PL type ), this prevents unwanted noise in the final application and reduces swarf.

HL type / Lower crumple height

HL type / Lower buckling| Blind Rivets
The low after-fastening height of the HL type allows for greater space saving than with standard rivets.
 
 
Examples of Customized Blind Rivets
 

Stepped rivet

Stepped rivet| Blind Rivets
The step on these rivets provides a consistent final fastening height. These rivets are used in many applications as pivots or support pins.

Sealing type

Sealed type | Blind Rivets
The enclosed sleeve design of these rivets provides an excellent seal after fastening.

Improved-shear-strength type

Improved-shear-strength type | Blind Rivets
A larger portion of the mandrel remains in the head after fastening to provide greater shear strength.

Conductive rivet

Conductive rivet| Blind Rivets
Rivets made of electrically conductive copper alloy. Ideal for certain connector applications.

Blind hole fitting type

Blind hole fitting type| Blind Rivets
Blind hole rivets can be used to fasten two workpieces together without the need for a through hole.
 
 
Example Applications for Blind Rivets
Blind Rivets: Example Applications
Truck Trailers Blind rivets are used to assemble large difficult to handle workpieces like the aluminum panels of some semi-trucks.
Blind Rivets : Example Applications
Folding gates The ease of use of blind rivets makes them ideal for assembling complex structures - such as folding gates - that require an operator to work in a variety of positions.
Blind Rivets : Example Applications
PC cases Blind rivets are often used for applications were there is no easy access for a jig to the backside of workpieces with complex geometries, such as PC cases.
Blind Rivets : Example Applications
Noise barriers Blind rivets are used to assemble noise barriers for expressways subject to all sorts of severe weather conditions.
 
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Catalog Contents:

■ Features

 

■ Fastening process

■ Handling precautions

 

■ Product coding system

■ Flange shape code

 

■ Material code

■ Rivet type

 

■ Tensile / shear strength test methods

■ Examples of Customized Rivets

 

■ Standard rivet

■ CP Type / Water proof seal

 

■ PL type / Fastening soft workpieces

■ FX Type / Fastening varying thickness workpieces

 

■ GT Type / High strength fastening

 

   

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