Prairie Rivet manufactures a variety of solid rivets, including stainless steel, copper, aluminum, brass, monel, and steel rivets. Solid rivets have a history of being among the simplest and most reliable types of permanent fasteners. They are commonly used in aircraft and structural appliances like bridges and buildings where reliability and safety are essential.
How solid rivets work: This type of rivet consists of a solid shaft, called the shank, with a head on one end. Once installed, the headless end of a solid rivet is manipulated and compacted with a hammer, rivet gun or other form of compression to hold it in place. Both ends of this type of fastener must be accessible for installation. Pre-punched or drilled holes, on the part(s) or piece of equipment the rivet is being applied to, are required for use on most solid rivet applications. During manufacturing, virtually no scrap is produced in the process.
Solid rivet head styles
Prairie Rivet manufactures solid rivets with a variety of head styles:
- Oval Head Rivets
- Truss Head Rivets
- Flat Head Rivets
Common materials used for solid rivets:
- Stainless Steel
Why use solid rivets?
- High-speed assembly
- Ease of joint inspection
- Easily adapted for automation
- High shear strength values
- Inexpensive alternative to threaded fasteners
- Little to no scrap is produced during the manufacturing process
- Permanent fastener that cannot be removed unless one of the ends of the rivet is sheared off
How to measure solid rivets
Wire Range: .084 to .242
Solid rivet charts
Head Thickness (+/-.005)
|Oval||.084 - .089||.144 - .150||.023||1||.010|
|Truss||.084 - .089||.155 - .160||.023||1||.012|
|Truss||.094 - .099||.182 - .192||.029||1||.012|
|Oval||.118 - .123||.213 - .223||.034||2||.015|
|Truss||.118 - .123||.277 - .284||.034||2||.015|
|Oval||.140 - .145||.229 - .239||.042||2||.020|
|Truss||.140 - .145||.307 - .317||.042||2||.020|
|Oval||.180 - .185||.307 - .317||.062||2||.025|
|Truss||.180 - .185||.370 - 380||.062||2||.025|
|Oval||.242 - .247||.432 - .442||.098||2||.030|
|Truss||.242 - .247||.495 - .505||.098||2||.030|
As a full-service rivet company, we offer rivets in a range of sizes and materials to meet the needs of your fastener application.