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All About Rivets

One of the oldest forms of fasteners for metal that is still being used today. This humble rivet has been seen in service through the entire World war in its construction of boats and airplanes, yet until this moment no modern replacement has been made.

Originally the rivets are being used in making ships and other big bridges, they are put together using a hot rivets, this is where the rivet is being heated until red and then placed in the hole to join the two iron together.

It was then held in pace by the man with a metal tongues while other hit the other end of the rivet to Blind each hole. Then having it cooled down with the rivet that can contract, pulling the two together while its joined together.

Due to the heat and the hammering, this is very dangerous and without complications as to how to get the hot rivers to where it is needed to be and while it is hot. An early example of this is the black and white pictures of men in the year 1900s making skyscrapers in New York and it can be very easy in making a hot rivet. These days the majority of those rivets are using cold rivets that are all small in size as ships have steel hulls that are being wielded together for a lot of strength and faster construction.

These days the majority of the rivets are using cold rivets that are small in size as ships have steel hulls being welded together for a much stronger strength as well as construction. The bridges are now being joined together with a fastener and not just a rivet. The cold modern rivets are now easily used by the home DIY person, you can buy the pop riveting in any DIY store.

These pop rivets are then put in the hole that you must enter and the gun is now well attached using a very moderate pressure the rivets will be tighten cutting the excess. These kind of rivets are now used in the aircraft industry to both home built aircraft kits as well as Boeing 747s, the principle is identical for both as the problem is identical too.

How can one even fasten two pieces of curved aluminum, you can not weld an aluminum enough to make it much more sustainable and strong enough thus we have to rely on rivets for it to gold together. This shows that rivets are proven to be useful and timeless fastener. Imagine how one can survive without rivets.