All About Rivets
One of the oldest kind of faster for metal that are still being used as the rivet. This humble rivet has been seen in service through the entire world war and the construction of boats and airplanes, yet until this very moment there have been no modern replacement has been made.
Originally the rivets are being used in making ships and other big bridges, they are put together using a hot rivets, this is where the rivet is being heated until red and then placed in the hole to join the two iron together.
It was then held in pace by the man with a metal tongues while other hit the other end of the rivet to Blind each hole. Then having it cooled down with the rivet that can contract, pulling both together while it is being joined together.
Due to the heat and the hammering, this is very dangerous and without complications as to how to get the hot rivers to where it is needed to be and while it is hot. An early example of this is the black and white pictures of men in the 1900s that are making a skyscrapers in New York and it cant be very easy in producing a hot rivet. These days the majority of those rivets in use are cold rivets that are all relatively small in size, as ships have steel hulls welded all together for more strength and even faster construction.
These days the majority of the rivets are using Cold rivets that are small in size as ships have the steel hulls being welded together for a stronger strength and faster construction. The bridges are now joined together with fasteners and not riveted. The modern cold rivets are now easily used by the home DIY person , you can purchase a pop riveting kit just about any DIY store.
These pop rivets are then put in the hole that you must enter and the gun is now well attached using a very moderate pressure the rivets will be tighten cutting the excess. These kind of rivets are now used in the aircraft industry to both home built aircraft kits as well as Boeing 747s, the principle is identical for both as the problem is the same too.
How can one fasten two pieces of curved aluminum? You can not weld an aluminum enough to even make it sustainable and strong enough, and thus we rely on rivets as a fastener to even hold each piece together. This shows that rivets are proven to be very useful and timeless to fasten things together. Imagine how can we survive if we do not have rivets to fasten things.