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Spotlight: Blind Rivets and Huck Structural Fasteners

 Star Fasteners product range includes a wide selection of rivets, including standard, sealed, multi-grip, peel, grooved, load spread and structural blind fasteners. They are predominantly used to permanently fasten sheet metals together; however, they are also suitable for composites, plastics and laminate materials.

What kinds of material do they come in?

Depending on the fastener type, they are available in a variety of materials such as aluminium, steel, stainless steel (A2 & A4), and copper.

How to choose a rivet?

The blind fastener that you choose depends upon the environment in which it is being used and the type and thickness of material that it is fastening together. Depending on the product, the diameter of the rivet can range from 2.4mm to 12.7mm for the more structural projects. Head types include dome head, countersunk flanged and large flange. Star Fasteners can guide you to find a fastener that suits your application.

What type of industries are they used in?

Riveting is widely used in applications where light weight and high strength are critical, they are used wherever there is a need to fasten materials together. These are just a few examples industries that they can be found in: -

Autototive, bodyworks (commercial vehicle), cabinets, construction, electrical appliances, exhaust systems, guttering, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) ladder manufacturing, metal industry and even sculptures and art installations!

The riveting process is environmentally friendly when compared to welding and bonding as it is chemical, smoke and fume free.

Star Fasteners offer a wide range of quality hand, battery and air tools that we know can stand up to the rigours of a busy workshop environment. We recognise that choosing a rivet tool can be fairly complicated; our service includes demonstrating the latest models and advising on tool options best suited to both the application and the environment.

Every production environment, workshop and tool benefits from a regular maintenance program and Star Fasteners can help out with that too. Our in-house tool maintenance and repair workshop ensures that there’s minimal down time and a quick turnaround for every job we do. We also have a large selection of short or long-term hire tools.

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