Riveting machines are great for joining metal together. They can hold up to a lot of pressure and are very durable. They also provide a clean weld.
This type of rivet uses a nail-like shaft that penetrates the materials to be joined and cold-forms an interlocking connection. This method is used to join overlapping pieces of material and can be applied to both ferrous and non-ferrous materials.Types of rivetsThere are several types of rivets available in the market, and each type serves different purposes. Some types of rivets are also more effective in different applications than others. For instance, a rivet made of aluminum can endure greater pressure than one made from steel. Moreover, a rivet’s head can take the shape of a mushroom or cone to offer better grip.Other types of rivets include blind rivets, split rivets and tubular rivets. Blind rivets have a hat and mandrel and are used when the back (blind side) of the joint cannot be accessed. Split rivets are multipiece rivets with two legs that are folded down after installation. They are usually used in aircraft manufacturing, automotive industry and rail and transport engineering.Groove rivets are ideal for softer materials such as timber, plastics and fibreglass. They infuse themselves into the material and do not need an open end hole. Upon pounding, the tail of the rivet breaks flat and spreads, similar to peeling a banana.Riveting methodsThere are several different types of riveting machines and each has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Some are more ideal for certain materials than others, and each one requires a specific set of operating conditions to be used efficiently.Motor-driven riveting machines use electrical motors to produce the force needed to rivet parts together. These machines are ideal for applications where the amount of pressure required is not highly variable. They can be used on many different kinds of materials, including plastics and metals.Blind riveting, or pop riveting, is a process where the mandrel shaft of the rivet snaps after the rivet is installed in a hole. A rivet gun is then pulled on the tail of the rivet to deform it, and this holds the parts together permanently.Orbital riveting is a type of riveting that uses a tool to hammer the rivet shaft down, bonding two materials together. Orbital riveting machines can be used to rivet various types of rivets and materials, including solid and tubular rivets.Riveting equipmentThere are many different types of riveting equipment available on the market. Some are very cost effective and perfect for small shops that only need to use smaller size rivets. Others are more advanced and are perfect for professional contractors. The Marson Contractor Grade Rivet Gun is a great example. It uses a rechargeable battery and can set up to 450 rivets of various sizes on one charge. It also has interchangeable nose pieces to facilitate installation. This allows it to work with larger rivets that traditional hand rivet guns may not be able to handle.Orbital Riveting machines use a spinning tool to change the shape of the rivet and take less force than impact riveting. This is ideal for brittle materials that would otherwise shatter when riveted with impact tools. It can also be used to automate the riveting process by incorporating it into a robot cell. Stryver has built robotic riveting systems that include poke yokes, part validation, and vision to confirm the rivet is properly set.ApplicationsRiveting machines can be used to fasten metal pieces together in a variety of applications. For example, they can be used to create brake linings for cars or aircraft. They can also be used to attach metal brackets and latches to doors or windows. They are not as strong as welding, so they are often used in combination with it. They can be used to join different types of metal, including brittle materials that would shatter if they were welded.When choosing the right riveting machine, it’s important to consider your assembly process goals and constraints. For instance, you may want to look for a machine that can provide the level of automation your production line requires. You’ll also want to make sure the machine can handle your desired rivet size and material. You should also consider the plant utilities you’ll need to operate the machine. For example, you might need to use a compressed air system or a hydraulic system.