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Fasteners: Breakstem Rivets

Bublex® (Non-Structural)

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Head Styles Materials
(Rivet / Stem)
Sizes Product Series Data Sheets
Dome Aluminum/Aluminum 5/32, 3/16 0BF01 Imperial - Metric
Large Flange Aluminum/Aluminum 3/16 0BF41 Imperial - Metric



Description

The Bulbex® rivet is an aluminium alloy, non-structural breakstem rivet with a split tail formation where the rivet body collapses into three legs or petals. This unique collapse pattern provides a multi-grip grip range and a larger than normal blind side footprint.

Multi-grip means the rivet has the capability to join component parts having a broad range of thicknesses, thus reducing inventory where a variety of rivet sizes might otherwise be necessary. The large blind side footprint is often referred to as a large secondary head and creates a load bearing surface which absorbs the force of setting the rivet. Otherwise the setting force, or clamp load, could accumulate in the application material and might damage the material.

The design and fashion in which the rivet body collapses prevents any radial expansion of the rivet into the application hole - another safeguard against damage to the application material. The combination of large blind side bearing surface and lack of radial expansion makes Bulbex® ideal when application materials are so soft or brittle that the tensile force exerted by a conventional rivet would cause damage. This typically includes thin sheet, soft, brittle and low strength materials.

Features

  • Multi-grip capability
  • Split tail formation provides a very large blind side bearing area against the rear sheet
  • Retained stem
  • Wide choice of installation tools
  • One fastener can often be used to replace several standard grip fasteners
  • Accommodates wide variations in material thickness
  • Reduced fastener inventory and simper stock control
  • Spreads the tail bearing load/clamp load on the rear sheet
  • Ideal for use in thin sheet materials
  • Provides strong, vibration resistant joints
  • No damage, electrical problems or rattling due to loose stems
Assembly Material
  • Metal to metal
  • Plastic to plastic
  • Plastic to metal
  • Metal rear sheet
  • Plywood to hardwood
Typical Applications
  • RV's
  • Domestic appliances
  • Thin sheet or low strength materials
  • Soft or brittle materials



Installation Tools

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Part numbers are listed in order of base tool (no nose equipment), nose assembly, nose tip, complete tool (includes nose equipment).
Size Series Installation Tools
(Standard setups. Contact Avdel® for options.)
nG1 nG2 nG2S nG3 nG4 eRiv®
5/32 0BF01 71204-02000
71203-15000
71210-16070
71204-00039
71214-02000
71213-15000
71210-16070
71214-00039
71404-02000
71213-15000
71210-16070
71404-00039
71224-02000
71210-15000
71210-16070
71224-00004
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71603-02054
71603-00105
3/16 0BF01
0BF41
71204-02000
71213-15000
07381-04701
71204-00020
71214-02000
71213-15000
07381-04701
71214-00039
71404-02000
71213-15000
07381-04701
71404-00039
71224-02000
71210-15000
07381-04701
71224-00010
71234-02000
71210-15000
07381-04701
71234-00010
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71603-02055
71603-00105



Interactive Demo

• 0BF01 - Dome head - Aluminum rivet / Aluminum stem