The right blind rivet for your material.
To be able to rivet two workpieces together, you need to know the material’s thickness and composition. Novus supplies aluminium, steel and copper blind rivets in various sizes for different applications.
Advantages of riveted joints
- In comparison to screws, the advantage of blind rivets is that no thread is made in any of the components.
- The connection is permanent and can only be broken by destroying it.
- It only requires access to one (usually the outer) side of the component.
- Setting a rivet is quick, easy and straightforward.
- The quality of a form-fit blind rivet connection can be determined visually (without the need to measure) from the form of the closing head.
Blind rivets are ideal for many applications.
This overview shows which blind rivet has the appropriate material thickness for riveting (depending on rivet diameter and length). This dimension is generally referred to as the clamping length (K).
- Washers should be used when riveting soft materials such as leather or plastic.
- To avoid contact corrosion, the workpiece and rivet should be made of the same material for metal joints.
- The diameter of the hole should always be 0.1 mm larger than the diameter of the blind rivet.
Riveting pliers compared
Which riveting tool is best for which application, and what features do our various riveting pliers offer? See all Novus riveting pliers compared: