Rivet Materials

Standard Rivet Material

Special grades of steel wire - forged, hardened and tempered to provide optimum joint properties in the full range of application materials.

Special Rivet Materials

  • Austenitic stainless steel - used for joining ductile stainless steel sheets.
  • Martensitic stainless steel - for tougher materials that cannot be joined with rivets made from austenitic stainless steel.
  • Copper - special applications such as copper, brass and plastics.
  • Aluminium - suitable for joining soft grades of aluminium.

Rivet Hardness

Rivets are produced in a range of hardness levels to match the piercing requirement for different material grades. In general terms the rivet hardness increases with material thickness and/or hardness. Henrob should always be contacted to establish the correct rivet hardness and geometry for the application.