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Rivets are the unsung heroes of the manufacturing industry.

They offer supreme fastening capabilities for light and heavy-duty applications alike, and they have been used for decades on everything from submarines to aircraft to sheet-metal assemblies.

Rivets are ideal for supporting shear and tensile loads, as well as watertight applications.

Just what is a rivet? A rivet is a mechanical fastener consisting of a smooth, cylindrical shaft with a head. Upon installation, the end of the shaft expands, creating a “shop head” and fastening objects in place.

There are many types of rivets: blind rivets, solid rivets, tubular rivets, drive rivets, split rivets, shoulder rivets, tinners rivets, mate rivets, and belt rivets. Each type of rivet has unique benefits, making each ideal for a different type of fastening. They’re are also available in different materials, sizes and finishes, as needed.

Semi tubular rivets are similar to solid rivets but contain a hole at the end of the rivet opposite the head. Semi tubular rivets also require less force needed for application and assembly.

Split rivets are ideal for piercing through softer materials such as most woods, leather, and plastic.

One of the oldest rivets around, the classic solid rivet, it is incredibly strong. It is considered one of most tamper proof and vibration resistant fasteners available.

Ideal for projects where access to the joint is limited to only one side. Blind rivets (or “pop” rivets) are available in standard, structural, closed end and various other styles for a wide range of applications.

Threaded inserts and rivet nuts provide a uniquely strong permanent thread through sheet materials and other materials where installation is only possible from one side.

A drive rivet is a type of blind rivet that is installed by driving the center pin into the body of the rivet using a hammer in order to cause the other end of the rivet to flare out and fasten materials together.

We can supply a wide variety of special rivets and cold headed parts if our current selection does not contain rivets with the specifications you’re looking for.

TUBULAR RIVETS SOLID RIVETS BLIND RIVETS
AN450
MS20450
MS16535
MS16536
MS51499
MS51942
MS75112
LS1120
LS1121
LS10052
LS13971
AN420
AN425
AN426
AN427
AN430
AN435
AN440
AN441
AN442
AN455
AN456
AN470
AN123151 THRU
AN125700
AS12510 THRU
AS125850
MS9318
MS9319
MS9403
MS9460
MS14218
MS16593
MS20426
MS20427
MS20435
MS20470
MS20613
MS20615
MS35743
MS35744
MS35745
MS51401
MS51829
MS51931
MS51945
NAS508
NAS1097
NAS1198
NAS1199
NAS1200
NAS1241
NAS1242
BACR
AN460 – 463
M24243
MS20600 – 20606
MS21140 – 21141
MS21200 – 21001
MS24661 – 24662
MS60353 – 90354
NAS454 – 455
NAS1329 – 1330
NAS1398-1399
NAS1400
NAS1738-1740
NAS1768-1769
NAS1900
NAS1919
NAS1921
NAS9301-9312

Hanson Rivet publishes its Know Your Rivets page to assist rivet users in the identification of rivet and threaded insert types and head styles. There are four basic types of rivets; tubular, blind, solid and split. There are two basic types of threaded inserts; press-in and blind. Also featured are a number of special rivets and fasteners on this page. Click on any of the rivets above for available dimensions and additional information. Please feel free to contact us with questions about our products, fulfillment or help with your specific application or riveting need. Hanson Rivet has been supplying manufacturers with rivets, threaded inserts and installation tools and machines since 1929. There is almost no rivet related question we can’t answer.