Flashcards in Rivets Deck (10)
What are rivets used for?
Making a permanent joint in metal
Name the 2 types of rivets
Give 2 properties of solid rivets
Manufactured from soft iron
Hammered into shape
Give 2 properties of pop rivets
Manufactured from aluminium
Fixed into place using pop rivet gun
What is the advantage of using a snap rivet?
Good, strong joint
What is the disadvantage of using snap rivets?
Access to both sides of material is required
Give an application of snap rivets
Engineering situation - Where permanent joint is required
What is the advantage of using pop rivets?
Can be applied from one side
What is the disadvantage of using pop rivets?
Relatively weak when compared to snap rivets