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A shoulder rivet has a manufactured head on one end, a solid shoulder under the head and a smaller diameter shank that is solid or has a semi-tubular or tubular hole.
Shoulder Rivet Applications
Shoulder rivets quickly and inexpensively join work-piece materials together while permitting rotation of the riveted work-piece. The shoulder of the rivet acts as a bearing surface when the rivet shank is clinched tight to the non-rotating part of the work piece(s). Shoulder rivets can act as slides, stops or guide points for assembled work-pieces. On bolt-less shelving units, the shoulder portion of the rivet is press fit into a “keyway hole” on the upright leg of the shelf to form a strong removable joint. Riveted work-pieces are most often joined together by impacting or compressing the shank end of the rivet with a crimping die (rivet anvil).
Rivet Head Styles
- Stainless Steel
Plating & Coating
- Selected by end user, dependent on application
Why use Shoulder Rivets?
- High speed assembly. Rivets feed automatically in impact rivet machines that cycle in approximately 3/10th of a second. Spin/orbital machine methods of clinching cycle in approximately 5-8 seconds. Air, hydraulic or mechanical presses and hand clinch tools can also be used
- Permanent fastener with good joint strength
- Permits joint rotation and/or slide or stop points on assemblies
- Once riveted in place the shoulder can be easily press fit into keyway holes with a rubber mallet
- Ease of joint inspection
- Rivet clinches can be roll-clinched, spun, flared or press clinched
- Can be used to fasten similar or different materials of multiple work-pieces on hinged assemblies
- Inexpensive alternative to threaded fasteners
- Virtually no scrap is produced during the manufacturing process
- Easily adapted for automation
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