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 in the entire world war and the construction of boats and airplanes, yet until this moment no modern day replacement has been discovered yet.
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, whilst other hit another end of the rivet to Blind each of the hole. Then having it cooled down with the rivet that could contract, pulling the two pieces of the metal it was then joining together.
Because of the heat and the hammering, this was a very dangerous process, it was not without complication as to how to get the hot rivers to where they needed 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 rivers that are used are cold rivets that are all small in size, as ships have steel hulls welded together for more strength and even a much faster construction.
These days the majority of the rivets are using Cold rivets that are all small in size as ships have the steel hulls that are welded together for a much stronger strength and faster construction. The bridges are now being joined together with a fastener and not just a rivet. 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 placed in the hole that you must go through and the gun is now attached using a very moderate pressure the rivets will be tighten and the riveting gun crops off the excess rivet. 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 fasten two pieces of curved aluminum? You can not weld an aluminum enough to even make it sustainable and strong enough, and thus we rely on rivets as a fastener to even hold each piece together. This shows that rivets are proven to be useful and timeless fastener. Imagine how can we survive if we do not have rivets to fasten things.