Bulb Rivets: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by BlindRivetSupply.com on 8/12/2019 to Rivet Tools
Bulb Rivets: Everything You Need to Know

Blind rivets can be extremely useful, but their uses, as well as other factors, may vary depending on the type. There are a few different kinds of blind rivets out there, each with their own distinct look and function. Knowing each type may help you determine exactly which one you need to fulfill your own purposes, but today we will only focus on one. Here is everything you need to know about bulb or bulbing rivets.


How to Install Rivet Nuts Without a Tool

Posted by BlindRivetSupply.com on 8/6/2019 to Rivet Tools
How to Install Rivet Nuts Without a Tool

Part of the appeal of rivet nuts is their toughness and the fact that they can be installed into a blind hole as well as the fact that they can be extremely difficult to dislodge or remove. In contrast, another part of their appeal is that inserting and fastening them is typically quick and simple using the proper tools. A little known fact, however, is that you can also install  them even if you do not have any of the proper rivet nut tools available. Here is some advice on how to install rivet nuts without a tool.


Why Use Blind Rivets

Posted by Peter Erickson on 6/28/2016 to Rivets & Fasteners

Why Use Blind Rivets


The most obvious answer can be found in the name itself. A blind or breakstem rivet, is a permanent fastener, which will hold two or more pieces of material, both similar and dissimilar, together in, or on a fixture where only one side of the material can be accessed. It is the fastest way to fasten two or more pieces of material together permanently.

Threaded Insert

Posted by Peter Erickson on 5/24/2012 to Rivets & Fasteners
Not to long ago this was an easy answer. Threaded inserts, such as Heli-Coil® inserts (Heli-Coil® is a registered trademark of Emhart® Technologies)or Recoil® a registered trademark of Alcoa are considered repair inserts or........

Sheet Metal Screw Thread and Point Types

Posted by Peter Erickson on 4/19/2012 to Rivets & Fasteners
Sheet Metal Screw Thread and Tip Types

In this article we will be focusing on the main thread styles and screw tip types of sheet metal screws commonly used in both construction and manufacturing today. The sheet metal screw is by far the most widely used fastener............

Rivet Nuts Why Bother

Posted by Peter Erickson on 3/25/2012 to Rivets & Fasteners
Rivet Nuts have been around since 1936 when the need for installing a blind internally threaded rivet was needed for the purpose of attaching  a rubber aircraft wing de-icer extrusion on the wings of airplanes. Since then, the use and popularity has been slow to grow with the exception of the military and aerospace markets. The rivet nut soon became more popular in industry ......
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