Serving Precision Metal Fabricators Since 1970
Our Standard Open End Blind Rivets are actually assemblies constructed from two pieces: a shell (rivet), and a mandrel (stem) which is used to draw the shell into the fastening position.
The shell of the rivet is manufactured with a head at the top, near the mandrel. The rivet assembly is inserted into a pre-drilled hole, and a tool is used to draw up the mandrel. This action pulls the blind side of the shell up, against the base material, to form a rivet head on the blind side. These two heads, the supplied one and the applied one, devise the rivet fastening mechanism. The excess mandrel snaps off cleanly, inside the rivet body.
Our Standard Open End rivets are available in Button (Dome), Countersunk or Large flange configurations, and in the following materials: