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Advantages and Disadvantages of Rivets

Advantages and Disadvantages of Rivets

Advantages of Rivets:

  1. Rivets are a strong and reliable way to connect the two parts of a metal or plastic product.
  2. Rivets are easy to install and will hold up well under most conditions. 
  3. Rivets are extremely strong and have excellent bonding capabilities.
  4. It holds two parts tightly without any space between the joined plates.
  5. They are a very strong and durable material that is resistant to corrosion. 
  6. They can be easily assembled.
  7. Replacing of rivets is easy compared with any other joint methods.
  8. Rivets joint increase the production time(Because it the easy method of joints).
  9. Rivets are cheaper than screws and bolts.
  10. Manufacturing of rivets can be done in different shapes and sizes depends on the need.
  11. Easy to Inspect the joints.
  12. High strength at a low weight for high performance. 

 Disadvantages of Rivets:

  1. They are unsuitable for heavy-duty applications.
  2. They are not reusable.
  3. Using rivets will increase the weight of product.
  4. It is not always easy to use rivets as they require some practice and experience to be able to work with them properly. 
  5. Rivet heads can deform due to the force of an impact or abrasion, resulting in loosening of the head or cracking at the tip. 
  6. Rivet joints are not air tight.
  7. The joint created by a rivet is not as strong as that created by an interlocking device such as bolts, screws, and welds.
  8. Rivets don't hold very well when it comes to high-stress situations such as excessive weight or large temperature variations.

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