How to make rivets

When making mechanical joints at different points, between pieces of different materials, we can use some traction rivets and some riveting pliers. These quick and easy connections, favor the retention of the elements that join acting only from the outside. See below how to make rivets.

How to make rivets

The advantage of expansion rivets is that they can be placed in holes that are only accessed by one side of the two surfaces to be joined. They are usually made of steel and aluminum and are formed by a hollow cylinder provided with a domed head, hollow in turn in the center. The rivet body can have different sizes and lengths. The diameter is the one that should correspond as much as possible in caliber to the diameter of the hole in which we will fix the rivet.

Is indispensable to have an existing hole or done on purpose; In the latter case we will simultaneously drill the two pieces that we want to join. To avoid deviations, we will hold the pieces with jaws and drill with a drill whose diameter corresponds to that of the rivet that we are going to place.

He through hole it must be precise and perfectly perpendicular so that the rivet between well and the hole does not have play. In the market you will find equipment in which the machine or clamp is accompanied by a range of rivets of the most commonly used sizes. The tweezers can receive at their end three or four replaceable openings, each of which corresponds to a different caliber of the rivet stems.

Video: HOW TO MAKE A RIVET (February 2020).

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