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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 now used in making ships and other huge bridges, they are all put together using a hot rivets, this is where the rivet is being heated until red and then put in the hole to join both of the irons together.

It was then being held in pace by the man with a metal tongues while other is hit on the 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 was very dangerous it was not without complication as to how to get the hot rivers to where they have to be and needed while it is being hot. An early example of this is the black and white pictures of men in the 1900s that are making a skyscrapers in New York and it cant be very easy in producing a hot rivet. These days the majority of those rivets in use are cold rivets that are all relatively small in size, as ships have steel hulls welded all together for more strength and even 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 joined together with fasteners and not riveted. The modern cold rivets are now easily used by the home DIY person , you can purchase a pop riveting kit just about 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 both home built aircraft industry, the principle is the same and the problem can be the same as well.

How can one even fasten two pieces of curved aluminum, you can not weld an aluminum enough to even make it much more sustainable and strong enough, and thus we rely on rivets as a faster to hold each piece all together. This shows that rivets are proven to be very useful and timeless to fasten things together. Imagine how life would be without those rivets.

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