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JOINING PLATES WITH RIVETS - 1

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Cold Rivets can be used to permanently join plates together. Steel rivets are used for joining steel plates whilst aluminium rivets are used for aluminium plates. Rivets are available made from other materials such as copper and brass. The material of the rivet normally matches the material to be riveted together. In the case of perspex, aluminium or copper rivets are the most suitable because they are relatively soft and easy to shape.

   

STAGES IN RIVETING

1. Rivets are made from either aluminium, steel, copper or brass. They are supplied in different lengths and diameters and must be cut to the exact length using a junior hacksaw.

 
 

 

2. The head of the rivet is set to rest in the 'dome' of a ‘dolly’. A typical 'dolly' is shown on the left. This tool is held in an engineers vice and it supports the rivet’s head.

3. The plates are placed over the rivet, resting on the top surface of the dolly.
   

 

   

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