Flat head rivet is a type of mechanical fastener used to join two or more materials together. It consists of a cylindrical shaft with a flat head on one end and a tapered end on the other. The rivet is inserted into a pre-drilled hole in the materials to be joined, and the tapered end is then deformed or “bucked” to create a permanent connection.
The flat head design of the rivet provides a flush surface that sits flush with the surface of the materials being joined, making it ideal for applications where a smooth finish is desired. Flat head rivets are commonly used in applications such as aircraft construction, automotive manufacturing, and metal fabrication. They are available in a variety of materials, including aluminum, steel, and brass, and come in a range of sizes and styles to suit different applications.
Flat head rivets are commonly used in various applications that require a strong, permanent connection between two or more materials. Some of the most common uses for flat head rivets include:
Aircraft construction: Flat head rivets are widely used in the aviation industry, particularly in the construction of aircraft frames and other components. They are valued for their strength, reliability, and ability to withstand extreme temperatures and vibrations.
Automotive manufacturing: Flat head rivets are commonly used in the automotive industry to join different components of vehicles, including body panels, chassis, and engine components.
Metal fabrication: Flat head rivets are used in metal fabrication applications such as bridge construction, steel structures, and machine assembly. They provide a strong and permanent connection between metal parts, ensuring structural integrity and stability.
Electrical equipment: Flat head rivets are used to join electrical components such as switches, relays, and transformers. They provide a secure and reliable connection that can withstand the electrical currents and vibrations associated with these components.
|Rivet Length |
|Head Diameter |
|1/16||1/8 – 5/8||3/32 – 1/8||1/64 – 1/32|
|5/64||1/8 – 5/8||7/64 – 9/64||1/32 – 3/64|
|3/32||8/3/2001||5/32 – 11/64||1/32 – 1/16|
|1/8||8/3/2001||5/32 – 7/32||1/16 – 1/8|
|5/32||4/1/2001||11/32 – 7/16||5/64 – 3/32|
|3/16||4/1/2001||13/32 – 1/2||3/32 – 7/64|
|7/32||2/1/2001||9/16 – 21/32||7/64 – 1/8|
|1/4||2/1/2001||5/8 – 3/4||1/8 – 5/32|
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