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Blind Rivets Create Tight Joining on One Side

Oftentimes, when attaching metal or plastic objects to another, workers may encounter problems of having no access to the back of these objects. In such case, Shunfeng blind rivets are recommended as they can be installed form a single side of the object, at any angle or position. Whether you are designing aircraft, mechanical equipment, military appliances, trailers, electrical devices, HVAC system, ceiling, office furniture, lockers, marine watercraft or other facilities, Shunfeng always has an optimal solution for you.

Blind rivets are composed of a tubular body and a smooth cylindrical shaft with a head on one end, through its center. They are inserted into a punched or pre-drilled hole, and fully set by pulling the mandrel to expand the rivet body and cause "blind" to the opposite side. Then the mandrel snaps at its break point, leaving the rivet body and mandrel's head encapsulated at the blind side.

A wide range of blind rivets is available including closed-end rivets and open-end rivet as shown in the following pictures.

Two aluminum blind rivets with closed ends
Closed-end blind rivets
With unique cup-shaped end configuration, end-closed rivets allow for up to 23% higher tensile strength than those with open ends in same size. Meanwhile, it eliminates vibration failure by providing 100% mandrel retention and prevents leakage and seepage of vapor & liquid.
Two aluminum open-end blind rivets in easy entry type
Open-end blind rivets - easy entry type
As the most common rivet, this one has a hollow tubular body and a headed mandrel. When set, this head will enter and expand the hollow tube to ensure a strong and tight fit, even in oversize hollow tube. They are widely used to fasten materials that do not have high load-bearing capacity.
Two aluminum open-end blind rivets in grip tightening type
Open-end blind rivets - grip tightening type
The domed head ensures excellent mandrel retention and rattle resistance. In addition, the wide expansion at blind side spreads load evenly to protect brittle material being joined from any deformation as well as create a superb waterproof tight seal.
Two aluminum blind rivets with open end
Open-end blind rivets - load spreading type
This load spreading blind rivet features a slotted hollow tube that may "fold" to create a secondary head. And it is this large head spreads the load over a wide area, protecting the vulnerable, soft, friable or brittle base materials from being damaged during installation.

Compared with threaded screws, Shunfeng blind rivets exhibit unmatchable advantages as shown below:

  • Great vibration-resistance property - never being shaken out or broken off.
  • Prevent water or other liquid leaking into the material being joined.
  • Quicker and easier to install with considerable time & cost savings.
  • Only a setting tool is required for installation, eliminates nuts, washers and other accessories.
  • No need to concern over tool clearance and rotation failures.

Details:

  • Material: soft aluminum alloy, carbon steel or stainless steel.
  • Rivet type: open end rivet or closed end rivet.
  • Finish: zinc plated (carbon steel).
  • Rivet diameter: 3/32" to 1/4".
  • Rivet length: up to 1-1/4" or other customized length.

Installation:

The detail installation methods of closed-end blind rivets
Installation of closed-end blind rivets
The detail installation methods of open-end blind rivets in easy entry type
Installation of open-end blind rivets - easy entry type
The detail installation methods of open-end blind rivet in grip tightening type
Installation of open-end blind rivets - grip tightening type
The detail installation methods of open-end blind rivets in load spreading type
Installation of open-end blind rivets - load spreading type

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