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7 Applications for Nutserts and the Right Tools to Use

Blind rivets provide outstanding fastening functionality in places where you don’t have access to one side. But what if your application requires something a little less permanent than a rivet? What if you want to be able to undo bolts, but keep your options open to reinsert them as needed? And what if you can’t see the other side of the surface you are working on?

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Are Your Fasteners Lightweight Enough for Your Application?

In modern manufacturing, especially in transportation, lighter is the becoming the new standard.

Vehicles that aren’t as heavy tend to get better mileage and fuel efficiency (including getting more from the charge on electric vehicles), are better for the environment, reduce structural fatigue, and can even improve performance. Increasingly, manufacturers are deciding lightweight manufacturing is smart business.

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Advantages of Steel Blind Rivets and Their Common Applications

With their impressive formability, strength, and durability, steel rivets are one of the most common—and long-lasting—fastening materials on the market. According to Assembly magazine, they’re also one of the oldest blind rivets: “The first steel blind rivets were developed for use in the auto industry during the Great Depression.”

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Buying Fasteners Online? Look for these 4 traits

Although fasteners might seem like nothing more than a small piece to a much larger project, they’re actually an incredibly critical part of any machine or structure. These pieces of hardware usually join two or more materials together, either permanently or temporarily, so start by asking yourself some basic questions:

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7 Common Industrial Fasteners and Hardware Pairings

Industrial customers use a wide range of fasteners. From Closed-End rivets to Tri-Fold (T) rivets and from general-purpose to high-clamp assemblies, there is a rivet for your job. Whether you’re manufacturing appliances, building recreational vehicles, or assembling computers, there is a rivet that is right for you.

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5 Common Misconceptions About How Blind Rivets Work

Blind rivets are the most popular fasteners for a wide range of applications—from the tiniest electronic printed circuit boards to the largest high-rise. With new rivet designs and tool-setting technology, blind rivets are the easiest, fastest method for joining an assembly.

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How Much Do You Know About Breakstem Blind Rivets?

Who wouldn’t be interested in a system that delivers increased installation speed, installation adjustment, and removal flexibility, all while eliminating foreign object damage? Let’s take a look at one of the newest developments in fastener technology, breakstem blind rivets.

Breakstem fasteners, also known as blind rivets, provide the efficiency you need when joining components and diverse materials that vary in thickness and composition. With a blind rivet, you can tailor the fastening solution to fit your specific requirements for the application.

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