When assembling an aircraft, there are a multitude of fasteners that come together to maintain the structural integrity of the airframe and other parts. At their most basic, fasteners are a type of hardware component that joins two or more materials or parts in a permanent or non-permanent fashion. Types of fasteners can include screws, nuts, bolts, clamps, rivets, and more. When securing the body of an aircraft, fastening a crankshaft, or joining other system components together, various types of rivets are used due to their fastening properties. In this blog, we will discuss the various types of rivets, and how they are used for aircraft.
As compared to certain other fasteners, the rivet provides for a permanent form of securing two or more components together. A typical rivet features ahead and a cylindrical shaft, most often composed of metals such as aluminum, steel, copper, brass, etc. To hold components together, the shaft is passed through a hole of the components, and then the shaft is deformed with tools to create a second head, locking the components together. Because of this, rivets do not face certain risks that other fasteners do, such as loosening from vibrations and stresses.
Across the various types of rivets that are used within aviation, there are solid, blind, structural, split, flush, and friction rivets.
For the typical aircraft, rivets are one of the most heavily used fasteners. From the fuselage to the crankshaft, rivets secure components together in a permanent fashion to increase safety and integrity of the aircraft as a whole. Depending on the types of the rivet, different functions and abilities can be utilized. No matter what type of rivet you need for construction, repair, or any other application, Paragon Purchasing has you covered.
At Paragon Purchasing, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, we can help you find the various types of rivets and aircraft shaft equipment you need, new or obsolete.
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