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Flashcards in Rivets Deck (10)
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1

What are rivets used for?

Making a permanent joint in metal

2

Name the 2 types of rivets

Solid
Pop

3

Give 2 properties of solid rivets

Manufactured from soft iron
Hammered into shape

4

Give 2 properties of pop rivets

Manufactured from aluminium
Fixed into place using pop rivet gun

5

What is the advantage of using a snap rivet?

Good, strong joint

6

What is the disadvantage of using snap rivets?

Access to both sides of material is required

7

Give an application of snap rivets

Engineering situation - Where permanent joint is required

8

What is the advantage of using pop rivets?

Can be applied from one side

9

What is the disadvantage of using pop rivets?

Relatively weak when compared to snap rivets

10

Give an application of pop rivets

Joining thin sheet metal