Rivet setting problems

31 Aug, 2023 | News

Rivets are fasteners used in many different areas and are often chosen over other fastening systems for two main reasons: they can be used on many different materials, even to fasten two different ones together, and they offer a durable, robust and strong result.
Plastic rivets are mainly made of durable plastic, such as nylon or polypropylene, and are designed to join two or more components securely and reliably.
However, as in any assembly process, there are several problems with setting rivets, including
  • Misplaced rivets: one of the most common problems is the setting of plastic rivets in incorrect positions
  • Poorly aligned rivets: setting plastic rivets with improper alignment can bring to a weak joint
  • Damaged rivets during setting: during the fastening process, plastic rivets can be subject to damage or deformation, especially if excessive pressure is applied or fastening tools are inappropriate
  • Vibration and loosening problems: in some applications, plastic rivets may be subject to vibration or cyclic stresses that can cause the connection to loosen over time.

In conclusion, setting rivets can be a complex and delicate process, but with the right care and precautions, most of the problems mentioned above can be avoided.

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