What is a Blind Rivet?
The term blind rivet is derived from the word “Blind Job” because it was used when you have only one sided access to a joint. It is made up of two parts, a body and mandrel. The body and mandrel of the rivet are assembled together and are present in different combination of materials according to their usage. Some of the material combination of blind rivet available in the market are:
Aluminum Rivet with Aluminum Mandrel
Aluminum Rivet with Steel Mandrel
Aluminum Rivet with Stainless Steel Mandrel
Steel Rivet with Steel Mandrel
Stainless Steel Rivet with Steel Mandrel
Stainless Steel Rivet with Stainless Steel Mandrel
Plastic Rivet with Plastic Mandrel
This material combination of bind rivet determines their stability as wrong combination can lead to the galvanic corrosion. Blind rivets are available in flat head, countersunk head, and modified flush head.
What Makes Blind Rivet perfect for Aerospace?
The blind rivets are used for the aerospace applications due to a number of advantages:
They can be used from one side only.
They are very easy to install and don’t need skilled workers.
They are visible through eyes and don’t need expensive apparatus for inspection.
They are reliable because of the unrestricted material and strong connection.
They can be used with two different materials.
What are the Different Types of Blind Rivets?
Blind rivets have many different types, such as: Open End, Close End, Solid Rivets, Semi-Solid Rivets, Multi-Grip Rivets, Peel Rivets, Grooved Rivets, and Hammer Drive Rivets. A complete list of rivets.
What are the Top Brands of Aerospace Blind Rivets?
Alcoa, SPS, and Cherry Aerospace