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LockBolt, Rivet Nut, Rivnut, and Rivet Test Lab Services.

Committed to offering outstanding support by providing general rivets, structural rivets, rivnut, rivet nut, lock bolts and sealant testing services in conjunction with a NATA (National Association of Testing Authority) accredited fastener lab. We aim for a total rivet supply solution with an award-winning customer service focus, your one-stop shop for technical know-how, supply of goods & Huck tool hire through to the servicing of your Huck equipment.

100% dedication to customers is solving application issues when things go wrong.  

Our technical service representatives are available to assist most of our customers with the industry know-how plus the scientific fastener testing facilities when required for critical applications or when something goes wrong. From a rivet that is not clamping the material correctly to a nutsert that is not pulling up evenly through to a sealant that is not gluing to a panel. We can help determine the issue with mechanical performance data and laboratory testing services to problem-solve even the most challenging application.

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Rivet Nut Lab Overview of Installation Issues With Riley the Rivet Lad. 

Installing rivet nuts can sometimes be tricky, so we have complied the following rivet nut images to address the most common installation issues. The pictures below show the difference between an incorrectly installed rivnut (pictures 1 & 2) and a correctly installed rivnut (picture 3).

1. Inadequate Rivet Nut Bulge.

The rivet nut is not gripping the material correctly, causing the rivnut to spin whilst installing the bolt. In this instance, remove the nutsert and check the stroke on the tool before attempting to install another.

2. Over-stroked Rivet Nut Bulge.

This can cause the parent material to buckle, or cause the rivet nut to tilt on one side and/or lose the internal thread, resulting in an uneven thread and resistance to the bolt being threaded through.

3. Correct Rivet Nut Bulge.

When installed correctly, there is no tilting and the rivnut is well balanced between gripping the material and allowing a bolt to be threaded through with no resistance. 

Rivet Nut Inadequate bulge
Rivet nut over-stroked bulge
Rivet nut correct bulge


Other rivet nut installation issues:

Stripped thread: this is most probably caused by too much stroke or tension, or due to the tool's mandrel being bent/damaged.

Tilting rivnut: The quality of the rivet nut may be questionable, the tool mandrel is bent or the anvil size may not be correct. 

Scratched head: Check you have the correct size anvil on the tool.

Info below is work in progress.  

Rivet Test Lab Overview of Installation Issues With Riley the Rivet Lad.

Installing rivets can sometimes be challenging, so we have complied the following rivet images to address the most common installation issues. The pictures below show the difference between an incorrectly installed rivet (pictures 1 & 2) and a correctly installed rivet (picture 3).

Rivet Test Lab Pics Here.

See our latest rivet nut lab guide covering common installation issues and so much more. Simply contact us for your nutserts, rivnuts, rivet nuts, rivets, lock bolt and adhesive issues.