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    How to Choose the Correct Blind Rivet Size

    Blind rivets are high-performance fasteners that are long-lasting and can be set from one side of a joint. They are easy to install and form a tight, permanent bond that resists vibration and corrosion. That’s why blind rivets are widely used in a variety of industries, from agriculture to automotive to consumer electronics. However, as with any type of blind bolt or rivet, to get lasting performance you have to use the right materials and the right blind rivet size.

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    Top Specialty Fasteners to Keep Your Eye on in 2020

    It’s a new decade, and as we enter 2020, there are new products and trends emerging in every industry, including fasteners. Although you may not think of industrial fasteners as an innovative business, there are some trends worth noting and some specialty fasteners of which you should be aware.

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    6 Recommendations for Vibration Resistant Fasteners

    Traditional fasteners loosen under vibration. No matter how hard you tighten them, nuts and bolts will loosen with time if they are subjected to regular shaking. In order to solve the problem, engineers developed new types of vibration-resistant fasteners, so today you have a variety of fastener types from which to choose.

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    Huck BOM: Engineered for a Sturdy, Vibration-Resistant Joint

    Blind fasteners have been around for decades, but manufacturers continue to find new ways to improve them. They make them out of better materials with improved designs and new features and benefits that make them easier to use. One of the most popular and reliable fasteners is the Huck BOM® blind fastener.

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    Avdel Avbolt Blind Bolts Perfect for Heavy-Duty Applications

    When you need a fastener that is easy to install and designed to last, there is nothing like a blind bolt. Blind bolts are used in place of welds or other types of joints, allowing you to clamp materials together for a lasting joint. They have become common for use in aircraft and automotive manufacturing and in heavy-duty applications such as mining, trucking, and construction.

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    Tools to Install Blind Bolt Fasteners

     

    Blind bolts are the fastener of choice for manufacturing, construction, consumer electronics, shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing, and a host of other industries and applications. Blind bolts are so popular because they are stronger than nuts and bolts, can be installed from one side of the material, stand up against heavy vibration, and don’t require special skills to install.

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    Best Practices for Blind Bolt Installation

    When considering which fastener is best for a particular task, you should evaluate your options using basic criteria such as strength, longevity, and ease of installation. Ideally, you want to choose a “no maintenance” fastener so you can set it and forget it, which is why blind bolts have become so popular. However, in order to get optimal performance from any blind bolt, you must install it correctly.

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