Self-piercing Rivets
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Self-piercing Rivet Basics

No hole in workpieces needed

Self-piercing rivets punch through (pierce) through the workpiece as they fasten them together, thus eliminating the need for pre-made holes in the workpiece.


Secure fastening of dissimilar materials

Self-piercing rivets can be used to fasten dissimilar materials that are difficult to weld together like aluminum and steel, or even metal and wood.


Perfect for fastening painted/coated steel plates

Self-piercing rivets fasten workpieces without heating the material, thus eliminating the need for repainting painted workpieces.


Clean fastening for a cleaner workplace

No sparks, smoke or swarf is generated when fastening Self-piercing rivets, all of which contributes to a cleaner workplace overall.

Fastening with Self-piercing Rivets
Comparison Graph: Fastening Strength of Self-piercing Rivets vs. Other Fastening Techniques
Comparison of strength with other fastening techniques
Standard Self-piercing Rivet

Self-piercing rivet

SPR | Self-piercing Rivets
The basic self-piercing rivet. Self-piercing rivets pierce through workpieces while fastening them together. No pre-made hole in the workpiece(s) is required before fastening.
Examples of Customized Self-piercing Rivets

Sealed self-piercing rivet

Sealed self-piercing rivet | SPR | Self-piercing Rivets
Sealed self-piercing rivets do not pierce completely through the workpieces being fastened, thus allowing for airtight fastening as well as a clean finished appearance.

Three-legged rivet

Three-legged rivet | Self-piercing Rivets
The three-legged design prevents formation of swarf during fastening and helps prevent rotation between workpieces.
[ Uses ]
Noise barriers, automotive, and construction applications
[ Three-legged rivet| Self-piercing Rivets ]

Self-piercing bolt

Self-piercing bolt| SPR | Self-piercing Rivets
Self-piercing bolts are used to replace welded-on bolts in some applications. They eliminate the need for a pre-drilled hole and touch-up work as well as keep the joint area clean.
[ Uses ]
Motor attachment bolts
[ Self-piercing bolt ]

Half piercing rivet

Half piercing rivet| SPR | Self-piercing Rivets
By making a pre-drilled hole in the thicker workpiece, the half-piercing rivet can fasten thicker workpieces than other self-piercing rivets.
[ Uses ]
By making a pre-drilled hole in the thicker workpiece, the half-piercing rivet can fasten thicker workpieces than other self-piercing rivets.
[ Half piercing rivet ]

Low-profile rivet

Low-profile rivet
The smooth edges around the shank hole of the low-profile rivet make for smoother curl side (exit side) joints after fastening reducing the chances of the joint interfering with other components in the final application.
[ Uses ]
Shutter rails (sliding part) and signboards
[ Low-profile fastening (thin round curl) ]

Rivet for plywood / plaster

Rivet for plywood/plaster| SPR | Self-piercing Rivets
Using self-piercing rivets eliminates the need for drilling holes in plywood and drywall and contributes to a cleaner work environment.
[ Uses ]
Shipping containers (Fastening plywood to steel plates) and building components
[ Rivet for plywood/plaster ]
Example Applications for Self-piercing Rivets
Self-piercing Rivets: Example Applications
Roof Trusses Since they require no pre-drilled holes, self-piercing rivets are used in roof trusses which demand strength and long-term durability.
Self-piercing Rivets: Example Applications
Storage Sheds Self-piercing rivets are used to assemble storage sheds which must withstand harsh weather conditions for long periods of time. They eliminate the need for pre-drilled holes in the workpieces and provide an excellent seal after fastening.
Self-piercing Rivets: Example Applications
Truck trailers The high strength and durability of self-piercing rivets makes them ideal for large workpiece assemblies like the doors on wing roofed trucks.
Self-piercing Rivets: Example Applications
Sunroofs Self-piercing rivets are used to assemble automotive sunroofs, which require high durability and strength. We can design and manufacture rivet setters (for automatically feeding rivets) for mass-production assembly, manufacture riveting jigs, and offer other services.
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Catalog Contents

■ Parts of a Self-piercing Rivet


■ Features

■ Fastening process


■ Operating precautions

■ Types of heads


■ Rivet types

■ Nominal diameter / Under-head shank length


■ Rivet installation criteria

■ Shape and symbols of standard dimensions


■ Material

■ Surface treatments


■ Specification table

■ Fastening strength measurement test


■ Examples of Customized Rivets