What are Rivets?

Rivets are mechanical fasteners used to permanently join two or more materials together. They are typically made of metal and consist of a head on one end and a cylindrical shaft with a tail on the other end. To fasten materials, a hole is drilled through the materials being joined, and the rivet is inserted into the hole. The tail end of the rivet is then deformed (usually by hammering or using a specialized tool) to create a new head, which secures the materials in place.

Rivets are commonly used in industries such as construction, aerospace, automotive, and manufacturing for applications where strong, permanent connections are required. They offer several advantages, including high shear strength, resistance to vibration, and reliability in harsh environments. Additionally, rivets do not require specialized equipment for installation, making them a versatile and cost-effective fastening solution.

Blind Rivets


SBS Standard IFI 114 Blind Rivet Part Numbering System


Blind Rivet Types

Open End Blind Rivets

Closed End Blind Rivets

Multi-grip Blind Rivets

Trifold Blind Rivets (Bulb)

Peel Blind Rivets

Structural Blind Rivets

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ORNIT Rivet Catalog

Orlock, Mega-Orlock, Nitlock, Ornilock, Orbolt, Orbulb, Mega Bulb, Steel Bulb, U-Fix, Steel Fix, Stelock, TPR/ORP/OR-PEEL

ORNIT Fast Line Catalog

Blind Rivets, Lock Bolts, Collars