All About Rivets
One of the oldest forms of fasteners for metal that is still being used today. This humble rivet has been seen in service through the entire World war in its construction of boats and airplanes, yet until this moment no modern replacement has been made.
Originally the rivets are being used in making ships and other big bridges, they are put together using a hot rivets, this is where the rivet is being heated until red and then placed in the hole to join the two iron together.
It was then being held in pace by the man with a metal tongues while other is hit on the end of the rivet to Blind each hole. Then having it cooled down with the rivet that can contract, pulling both together while it is being joined together.
Because of the heat and the hammering, this was a very dangerous process, it was not without complication as to how to get the hot rivers to where they needed while it is hot. An early example of this is the black and white pictures of men in the 1900s that are making a skyscrapers in New York and it cant be very easy in producing a hot rivet. These days the majority of those rivets are using cold rivets that are all small in size as ships have steel hulls that are being wielded together for a lot of strength and faster construction.
These days the majority of the rivets are using Cold rivets that are small in size as ships have the steel hulls being welded together for a stronger strength and faster construction. The bridges are now joined together with fasteners and not riveted. The cold modern rivets are now easily used by the home DIY person, you can buy the pop riveting in any DIY store.
These pop rivets are then placed in the hole that you must go through and the gun is now attached using a very moderate pressure the rivets will be tighten and the riveting gun crops off the excess rivet. These kind of rivets are now used in the aircraft industry both home built aircraft industry, the principle is the same and the problem can be the same as well.
How can one even fasten two pieces of curved aluminum, you can not weld an aluminum enough to make it much more sustainable and strong enough thus we have to rely on rivets for it to gold together. This shows that rivets are proven to be very useful and timeless to fasten things together. Imagine how can we survive if we do not have rivets to fasten things.