Rivets are the unsung heroes of the manufacturing industry.
They offer supreme fastening capabilities for light and heavy-duty applications alike, and they have been used for decades on everything from submarines to aircraft to sheet-metal assemblies.
Rivets are ideal for supporting shear and tensile loads, as well as watertight applications.
Just what is a rivet? A rivet is a mechanical fastener consisting of a smooth, cylindrical shaft with a head. Upon installation, the end of the shaft expands, creating a “shop head” and fastening objects in place.
There are many types of rivets: blind rivets, solid rivets, tubular rivets, drive rivets, split rivets, shoulder rivets, tinners rivets, mate rivets, and belt rivets. Each type of rivet has unique benefits, making each ideal for a different type of fastening. They’re are also available in different materials, sizes and finishes, as needed.
SEMI-TUBULAR • FULL TUBULAR
Semi tubular rivets are similar to solid rivets but contain a hole at the end of the rivet opposite the head. Semi tubular rivets also require less force needed for application and assembly.
Split rivets are ideal for piercing through softer materials such as most woods, leather, and plastic.
One of the oldest rivets around, the classic solid rivet, it is incredibly strong. It is considered one of most tamper proof and vibration resistant fasteners available.
Ideal for projects where access to the joint is limited to only one side. Blind rivets (or “pop” rivets) are available in standard, structural, closed end and various other styles for a wide range of applications.
THREADED INSERTS & RIVETS NUTS
Threaded inserts and rivet nuts provide a uniquely strong permanent thread through sheet materials and other materials where installation is only possible from one side.
A drive rivet is a type of blind rivet that is installed by driving the center pin into the body of the rivet using a hammer in order to cause the other end of the rivet to flare out and fasten materials together.
SPECIAL RIVETS AND CUSTOM COLD HEADED PARTS
We can supply a wide variety of special rivets and cold headed parts if our current selection does not contain rivets with the specifications you’re looking for.
PART NUMBER PREFIXES FOR AEROSPACE RIVETS
|TUBULAR RIVETS||SOLID RIVETS||BLIND RIVETS|
|AN460 – 463
MS20600 – 20606
MS21140 – 21141
MS21200 – 21001
MS24661 – 24662
MS60353 – 90354
NAS454 – 455
NAS1329 – 1330
Hanson Rivet publishes its Know Your Rivets page to assist rivet users in the identification of rivet and threaded insert types and head styles. There are four basic types of rivets; tubular, blind, solid and split. There are two basic types of threaded inserts; press-in and blind. Also featured are a number of special rivets and fasteners on this page. Click on any of the rivets above for available dimensions and additional information. Please feel free to contact us with questions about our products, fulfillment or help with your specific application or riveting need. Hanson Rivet has been supplying manufacturers with rivets, threaded inserts and installation tools and machines since 1929. There is almost no rivet related question we can’t answer.