What is Blind Rivet?

Blind Rivets are the Superhero of Fasteners Industry. They got blind name because of its working nature, in blind rivet you don’t have to go through both side of any application. In other words if you can’t see the other side, then you can still join two Applications Easily. Blind Rivets Offers a Super Fastening capability and Used From Many Years. They Used in Almost Every Manufacturing Industry, Like

  • Aerospace Industry
  • Automotive Industry
  • Building Construction
  • Electrical Electronics Industry
  • Medical Instruments and Many More

Blind Rivets Commonly Known as POP Rivets. They Consists of Two Parts 1st is called Rivet and 2nd one called Mandrel. They can easily insert in any application with the use of riveting tools. The following things you have to taken into account before installing a blind rivet

how blind rivet works

how blind rivet works

MaterialsThe softness/hardness of the materials may be enough to change grip range or head style during installation. Rivets come in either all one material or material/material options.
Rivet MaterialThe rivet material must be chosen based on environmental factors, strength, corrosion resistance and installation materials.
Head TypeThere are several different head styles covered later in this article.
Rivet LengthThe length of the rivet will change the grip range.
Rivet DiameterThe rivet diameter determines the size hole that needs to be drilled.
Grip RangeA rivet’s grip range is the range of how thick the material can be for a proper installation.

How Blind Rivet Works?

Types of Blind Rivets

types of blind rivets

types of blind rivets

Open EndOpen End Rivets are the most popular rivet variety available. They rely on the balled end of the mandrel going into the hat forcing it to expand.
Closed EndsClosed End Rivets are used for applications where the installed rivet will be exposed to liquids or vapors. The sealed end prevents liquids from going through the rivet into the installation or speeding up the corrosion process.
Multi-GripMulti grip rivets have a significantly wider grip range than standard POP rivets. They are commonly used to substitute conventional rivets where the material thickness varies.
Tri-Fold (Exploding)Tri Fold or exploding rivets have a wider grip range due to the way the hat bulges. They also resist pull-though by having three folds distribute the pressure over a wider surface area.
Interlock (Structural)The mandrel locking mechanism on these rivets create a stronger assembly than other types. This type is recommended for structural applications.
Painted HeadPainted rivet hats to match your applications to leave a blended less noticeable rivet in its place.

Head Styles

DomeThe dome head sits rounded and exposed when finished.
Large FlangeLarge Flange rivets have a wider hat to better distribute surface pressure and prevent pull-through.
Shave HeadThe mandrel snaps further up on these rivers requiring a cutting and filing tool to shave them down to a clean finished look. They are exceptionally popular as trailer rivet replacements.
CountersunkA Countersunk head sits almost flush with the surface when installed.
Low Profile (Flat Head)These heads are almost the same as a countersunk but sit up slightly higher.

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