Solid Rivet: Introduction, Working, Types, Installation Process and More

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solid rivet

As you know, Rivets are fasteners that are used to attach metal sheets and plates. I suggest you read this article to know more about rivets and their types.

Types of rivets & Their Basic uses with Diagram

What is Solid Rivet?

Solid rivets are the types of rivets which are used to fasten the metal sheet or plates. This rivet is the most reliable and oldest type of rivet having a mark of the Bronze age.

It consists of a shaft and head with a cylindrical body which can be further fastened with the help of a Rivet gun or hammer. A solid rivet is also known as Round Rivet.

Basically, most of the solid rivets are made up of Aluminium.

Solid-rivet

 

How do Solid Rivets work?

Solid rivets are made up of Aluminium which makes them Easy to Deform and further add two sheet metals together. As you know, Solid rivets are basically used at the end of the selected material.

Let’s see how they work…

When a solid rivet is placed on the targeted area of the metal sheet to fasten. A solid rivet is put inside that hole and hammered from the shaft end or tail end of the rivet.

As it is made up of Aluminium, It easily expands out to the surface of the metal sheet, result locking the metal sheet together and that’s how the solid rivet works,

Simple. Isn’t it?

Solid Rivet After Hammering

Types of Solid Rivet-

There are mainly four types of Solid rivets. These Are-

  1. Flat head solid rivet
  2. Round head solid rivet
  3. Pan head solid rivet
  4. Countersunk solid rivet

1. Flat Head Solid Rivet-

As the name suggests, These types of rivets are purely flat from the top of the side or head side providing the user with a large head surface area which further helps to fasten the hard or heavy thickness materials.

Flat head solid rivet

2. Round Head Solid Rivet-

As the name suggests, this rivet has a round head something like a mushroom which provides an extra gripping surface or bearing surface to fasten any metal materials.

3. Pan Head Solid Rivet-

As the name suggests, This type of rivet has a pan or flat head which provides an extra bearing surface to make a proper grip of the metal material to be fastened.
This rivet is also known for its High fatigue resistance.

Pan Head Solid Rivet

4. Countersunk Head Solid Rivet-

Countersunk head rivets are designed to provide a flat surface finish after riveting. The cone shape angle below the head gives sufficient room to penetrate inside the metal material causing a flat surface finish even after riveting.

countersunk head solid rivet

How to install Solid Rivet?

Here is the step-by-step guide to installing solid rivets

  1. Marking Metal sheet
  2. Line up metal sheets
  3. Drilling
  4. Inserting Rivet
  5. Hammering
  6. Formatting and shaping
  7. Repeat

1. Marking Metal Sheet-

First of all, mark the metal sheet area where riveting is to do. Marking removes the chances of wrong riveting or misplaced riveting. Thus marking plays a major role before riveting any solid rivet.

2. Lining Up Metal sheets-

As you know, riveting is the process of joining two metal sheets. Thus, before applying solid rivets, both metal sheets must be placed in a marked area to provide a perfect riveting environment.

line up

3. Drilling-

Drilling is a process for making a place to insert a solid rivet in the drilled hole. Drilling is done to both metal sheets within the marked area to provide accurate placement of the rivet.

Here keep in mind that the hole must not be more than a rivet cylindrical area circumference. This may loosen the gripping of the rivet and it may cause the failure of the rivet further.

drilling

4. Inserting Rivet-

After alignment and drilling a hole in the metal sheets, a solid rivet is inserted into the drilled hole. Here needs to check the proper placement of the rivet into the hole.

inserting

5. Hammering-

The next step is to hammer on the tail end of the solid rivet to make it expand which helps to lock both metal sheets from one side. Aluminium makes rivets hammer down easily.

hammering

6. Formatting and Shaping-

The next step is formatting and giving shape to the tail end which is expended due to hammering, giving it shape which gives a better finish to metal sheets.

7. Repeat-

Now repeat the process for the next solid rivet in the mark area or place.

repeat

Advantages of Solid Rivet-

These are some advantages of solid rivet-

  1. Join metal to metal perfectly
  2. Any material can be fastened
  3. High resistance to fatigue
  4. Large bearing space

Application of Solid Rivet-

Here are some applicationsLocomotive

  1. Locomotives
  2. Aircraft
  3. Ships
  4. Automobile Industry
  5. Manufacturing Industry

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Wrapping Up-

The solid rivet has been completed. I sincerely hope you had a good time and learned something.

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