Cold Forging Basics

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Riveting is one of the oldest forms of fastening. You will have seen rivets hidden in plain site on bridges, ships, Aircraft and Trucks to name a few common applications. They are also common throughout your home, if you have double glazing then you will probably have our rivets in the hinges

Rivets are formed by a process called Cold Forging, this process produces no waste as the head of the rivet is formed by upsetting the shank of the rivet. This ensures the grain flow of the material remains in-tact thus strengthening the fastener.

The most recent development in Riveting is the self-piercing rivet, where you do not need a hole in order to rivet two materials together. This process is now commonplace in state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing plants.

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