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Fasteners: Fastriv® Self-Piercing Rivets

Fastriv®

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Head Styles Material Sizes1) Product Series Data Sheets
150o Countersunk Stainless 3.2mm, 3.9mm, 4.8mm FBC Metric
150o Countersunk Stainless 3.2mm, 3.9mm, 4.8mm FBS Metric
150o Countersunk Steel 3.2mm, 3.9mm, 4.8mm FSC Metric
150o Countersunk Steel 3.2mm, 3.9mm, 4.8mm FSS Metric
Dome Stainless 3.2mm, 3.9mm, 4.8mm FBD Metric
Dome Stainless 3.2mm, 3.9mm, 4.8mm FBE Metric
Dome Steel 3.2mm, 3.9mm, 4.8mm FSD Metric
Dome Steel 3.2mm, 3.9mm, 4.8mm FSE Metric
Tinman Stainless 3.2mm, 3.9mm, 4.8mm FBT Metric
Tinman Stainless 3.2mm, 3.9mm, 4.8mm FBU Metric
Tinman Steel 3.2mm, 3.9mm, 4.8mm FST Metric
Tinman Steel 3.2mm, 3.9mm, 4.8mm FSU Metric


1) Optimal performance is dependent on material thickness and hardness. Testing is required to determine proper rivet selection and die configurations for specific applications. Please contact an Avdel® application engineer for assistance. Customized fasteners can be produced on special request



Description

The Fastriv® self-piercing rivet system is engineered to pierce and fasten in one operation, simplifying assembly and reducing costs while providing a strong, reliable joint. The geometry of Fastriv® self-piercing rivets is designed to provide optimal performance. The Fastriv® self-piercing rivet system joins sheet metals, plastics and other components and can be used to join dissimilar materials or pre-coated sheets. These benefits make it an efficient fastening solution over other methods such as spot welding, bolting, adhesive bonding, clinching or blind riveting. For example, unlike welding, Fastriv® self-piercing rivets do not create a heat zone in the materials during installation, so changes and damage to the application materials are minimized. Additionally, because piercing and joining take place at one time, pre-drilled holes, hole preparation and hole alignment are eliminated resulting in higher productivity and more cost-effective assembly.

During installation, the pierce rivets are fed automatically and pressed into the components. Installation systems are adapted to specific production processes - from hand-operated systems to automated assembly lines. The surrounding work area is clean and operator friendly. The installation process is quiet and does not create heat or sparks. Riveting modules and dies are configured to the respective application and can be combined with other Avdel® installation systems. Due to their short cycle times, these systems provide a very efficient working process, reducing assembly times to a minimum. They are especially cost-effective for medium- and large-volume production .

Features

  • Excellent fastening system for joining dissimilar materials, pre-coated sheets or layered materials
  • Pierce and fasten in one operation, eliminating need for insertion holes and alignment
  • Eases automation requirements
  • No heat affected zone created in the assembly process
  • Provides consistent, high joint strength, comparable to spot welds and other mechanical fastening methods
  • Clean assembly process - no fumes, sparks or swarf generated in joining process
  • Self-sealing: rivet radially expands into material, without breaking through substrate
  • Process load monitoring can be incorporated into installation tooling system to track and notify operator of variances in joint
Assembly Material
  • Dissimilar materials
  • Pre-coated sheets
  • Layered materials
Typical Applications
  • Automotive space frames
  • Automotive subassemblies
  • Car seats
  • Instrument panels
  • Air cargo equipment
  • Domestic appliances
  • Construction components
  • Ladders



Installation Tools

During installation, Fastriv® self-piercing rivets are fed automatically and pressed into the components. The installation tools or workstations are adapted to the respective production processes. Riveting modules and dies are configured to the respective application.

A wide variety of tooling - from hand-operated systems to automated assembly lines - is available to place Fastriv® fasteners. Each can be customised to meet the specific requirements of your assembly line and decrease your installed costs.

Please contact the Avdel® facility in Canada for assistance in selecting the optimal tool for your assembly.



Interactive Demo

FSC - Countersunk head - Steel
FSD - Dome head - Steel
FST - Tinman head - Steel