The Avex® rivet is a multi-grip, hole filling, non-structural breakstem rivet with a long and reliable track record in a wide range of applications and industries. Multi-grip means the rivet has the capability to join component parts having a broad range of thicknesses, thus reducing inventory where a variety of rivet sizes might otherwise be necessary. Hole filling means the rivet will expand radially into the application hole to provide a strong, vibration resistant joint and compensate for irregular, oversized, slotted or misaligned holes. Also, it can stop sheet movement in applications with non-standard holes. The Avex® rivet relies on a combination of its hole filling properties along with an excellent bulbing tail formation on the application blind side to create an extremely strong joint. The bulb formation against the rear sheet creates a load bearing surface, which absorbs the force of setting the rivet. Otherwise the setting force, or clamp load, could spread into the application material and might damage the material. This makes Avex® ideal for use in thin sheet, soft, brittle and low strength materials, as well as resulting in high resistance to pull-out loads.