Structural Rivets Blind

Structural rivets, high performing rivets from the Australian riveting specialists.

High strength structural rivets are ideal for vibration resistant applications. With impressive clamping strength, structural rivets are commonly used in the fabrication of utility vehicles, trucks,  trains, truck trailers, security fencing and numerous other thin sheet metal applications. 

Structural rivets are commonly called lock or Huck® rivets and are easy to install using an air gun or battery cordless. Requiring a simple visual inspection after setting, these high strength rivets provide a fast and cost effective solution to the most demanding applications. 

Structural rivets differ from standard rivets because they are designed with a locking mechanism that holds the mandrel within the body upon installation. When the rivet is being installed, the body section deforms onto the blind side of the material with a portion of the mandrel remaining in the body. This action creates a solid interlock between the body, the mandrel and the material.  

Structural Rivets Types:

  • Huck rivet, Magna-lok, Mono bolt, Inter lock; (Shank expanding, extended material grip range along with great strength)

  • Allok Rivets, Huckloc, Hemlok, High Strength Rivets, Bom; (Bulb type, limited material grip range along with excellent strength)

  • Bulb-Tite Rivets, Tri-Bulbs; (Propeller anchoring extended grip rang with great strength) 

Structural Rivet Features:

  • High resistance to vibration

  • Fast and easy installation

  • Maintenance free

  • High shear and tensile strengths

Structural Rivet Diameters (mm) (in)

  • 4.8 mm (3/16')

  • 6.4 mm (1/4')

  • 7.9 mm (4/16')

  • 9.5 mm (3/8')

  • 12.7 mm (1/2')

Structural Rivets Advantages:

  • Vibration resistance

  • Weather proof

  • High strength

Structural Rivets Applications

  • Commercial vehicle body building

  • Buses, trucks, utilities, truck trailers, trains

  • General thin sheet metal fabrication

  • Electrical cabinets, HVAC, Agricultural equipment

  • And so much more

Structural Rivet Assembly Materials

  • Steel to steel

  • Steel to plastics & similar

What is a structural rivet?

Structural rivets differ from standard rivets because they are designed with a locking mechanism that holds the mandrel within the body upon installation, unlike standard rivet where the mandrel is completely removed, leaving a hollow body. When the rivet is being installed, the body section deforms onto the blind side of the material with a portion of the mandrel remaining in the body. This action creates a solid interlock between the body, the mandrel and the material.

How do structural rivets work? 

Structural rivets are installed similar to standard rivets, however  the results with a structural rivets is a permanent vibration resistant solution. With rivets the joining of materials is performed from only one side. The rivet's body is inserted through a drilled hole and the protruding pin tail is subsequently pulled up with a riveting gun. This process results in the compression & bulging of the body or the broadening of the shank. Both processes result in the riveting interlocking with the material. 

1. Compression & Bulging 

The sleeve of the fastener is compressed, causing it to fold and form a bulge  against the material. 

2. Broadening of the Shank

Pulling on the pintail causes the head of the pin to draw into the sleeve. This  causes the shank (body) to broaden and lock itself against the parent material.