It is known as rivet to the process and the result from rivet (hit the head of a nail to affirm it or, in a symbolic sense, highlight what has been expressed). A rivet is also a type of pin or nail which is used to fix something.
Rivets or roblones therefore they are fixing instruments that allow the union of two or more elements. Its structure is formed by a stem and one head , larger in diameter than the rest of the rivet. To use it, the rod is introduced in what you want to fix; the head, due to its size, will allow to achieve Union .
A rivet allows to link elements made with different materials in a simple and economical way. The union that is forged through rivets is permanent : cannot be disassembled. Different is the case of screws that, on the other hand, usually offer a greater resistance .
Although it is a fairly secure clamping mechanism, rivets can fail when crush or when they break . In those cases, the link between the fixed elements since the rivet cannot fulfill its function.
The advantages of resorting to the rivet as a joining system are that, in addition to being an economic proposal as we have already mentioned, it allows joining pieces of different materials, which can be carried out when only one of the faces of those is visible or that is You can rush with two or more pieces. All this without forgetting that it can be done in many different ways and using a wide variety of different materials, according to the needs of each moment.
Specifically, we can establish that among the different types of rivets are compression and blind. The latter, in turn, are divided into threaded, expanded, with stretching mandrel, with guided pin ...
All this without forgetting specific rivets such as open with stem breakage, clover type, grooves, high strength, expandable T, high retention ...
It should not be overlooked that rivets also have their detractors. These reject the use of this binding mechanism for the following reasons:
-The union that is achieved cannot be disassembled, which makes it difficult and even prevents what is its proper maintenance and cleaning.
-It is not a good alternative when working with what are pieces that have a thickness more than remarkable.
- As we have mentioned before, it is also established that the resistance is lower than if the same union were carried out with other alternative procedures or systems.
In colloquial language, the term riveting is used with reference to underline or emphasize something : "The grandfather again riveted his slogans against concubinage and relations that are not formalized", "The writer finished the speech with his traditional rivet of the importance of education", “Stop riveting with the same thing: I'm tired of hearing you say those things over and over again”.