Solid rivets are used in applications where reliability and safety count. A typical application for solid rivets can be found within the structural parts of aircraft. Hundreds of thousands of solid rivets are used to assemble the frame of a modern aircraft. Such rivets come with rounded (universal) or 100° countersunk heads. Typical materials for aircraft rivets are aluminium alloys (2017, 2024, 2117, 7050, 5056, 55000, V-65), titanium, and nickel-based alloys (e.g. Monel). Some aluminum alloy rivets are too hard to buck and must be softened by annealing prior to being bucked. "Ice box" aluminum alloy rivets harden with age, and must likewise be annealed and then kept at sub-freezing temperatures (hence the name "ice box") to slow the age-hardening process. Steel rivets can be found in static structures such as bridges, cranes, and building frames.
Solid rivets can be divided into different categories according to the head. The common styles include round head solid rivets, flat head solid rivets, countersunk head solid rivets, mushroom head solid rivets, truss head solid rivets and universal head solid rivets.Various materials can be suited for solid rivets, such as aluminum, stainless steel, steel, brass, copper.
|Type||Countersunk Head Solid Rivets||Flat Head Solid Rivets||Pan Head Solid Rivets|
|Type||Round Head Solid Rivets||Truss Head Solid Rivets||Universal Head Solid Rivets|