Riveting: Blind rivets

A characteristic feature of blind riveting is the fact that the joining element is only inserted and closed from one side. The use of blind rivets offers benefits in many joining applications. By using blind rivets and adhesives simultaneously it is possible to produce joints that are impervious to liquids.

The following figure shows a Chobert blind rivet system. It comprises a rivet sleeve with a constricted bore on the closing head side and a rivet mandrel with a domed head. A riveting tool is used to partially withdraw the rivet mandrel and thus close the joint.